Rhodolite Education

Rhodolite Education

Rhodolite belongs to the pyrope species of the Garnet group, the color of which is determined by the presence of iron and chromium. This birthstone of June takes its name from the Greek word “rhodon” meaning rose-like. Rhodolite Garnet was first discovered in 1890s in North Carolina, USA. However, Rhodolite is more of a trade name than a mineralogical term.


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Why We Love Rhodolite


1

Color of Rose

Nature offers rhodolite in combination of pink, red and purple which closely resembles the shades of rose, making it adorable.

2

Rarity

The rose-pink colored species of garnet is a rare find in nature which makes it more desirable in jewelry.

3

Meaning & Symbolism

Rhodolite is a symbol of inspiration and believed to be beneficial for the spiritual growth and promoting self-worth of the wearer.

 

Quality Factors


COLOR

Color

The June birthstone, Rhodolite is characterized by transparent appearance with different color shades of lavender pink, raspberry red and purplish red.


CLARITY

Clarity

Rhodolite, like other colored gemstones are graded on the basis of eye-clean inclusions. The more flawless rhodolite appears to naked eye, finer is its grade.


CUT

Cut

The cut determines the shape, dimensions, symmetry and finish of rhodolite and hence plays an important role in determining the grade of the gemstone.


CARAT WEIGHT

carat

Carat is the actual weight of the gemstone and not the visible size and the price of rhodolite is directly proportional to the carat weight.


 

FAQ’S


How is a Rhodolite formed?
  • The formation of rhodolite takes place in pegmatitic vein.
  • The extremely heated ground water circulating through rock fractures caused the dissolution of minerals from the rocks in surrounding and depositing them to new sites like those fractures.
What is difference between lab grown and natural Rhodolites?
  • Like most of the gemstones, there is an option to choose between natural and lab-created Rhodolites. 
  • One must not confuse “lab grown” with the “fake”. While synthetic is a replica the lab grown is developed in a controlled lab environment.
  • Lab-created Rhodolites, although, are created using the same base element found in the natural one yet the ones created in lab are strengthened with dye. Also, lab-created rhodolites tend to be less expensive than their natural counterparts.
Where do Rhodolites come from?

Most of the rhodolites deposits are from Mozambique belt, including but not limited to Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania. Other notable locations include Brazil, India, Norway, US and Sri Lanka.

How to take care of Rhodolite Ring?

Rhodolite Ring is quite easy to clean due to their hardness and durability. However, a few things must be kept in mind like avoiding contact of the gemstone with make-up, harsh chemicals, abrasives. 

While cleaning the ring make use of lukewarm water and mild cleaning detergent. Soft toothbrush can be used to clean the underside of the Rhodolite. Also, the ring must be individually kept to avoid contact with other jewelry to avoid unnecessary scratches.

What is a Rhodolite certification?

The most common Rhodolite Certifications includes from GIA, IGL and HRD labs. It is usually a document you receive on the behalf of the aforementioned 3rd party labs which describes a Rhodolite in all of its characteristics. Each and every party’s defining grounds may defer.

How much does a 1 Carat Rhodolite cost?

The average price of rhodolite can vary from $150 to $350 per carat for a 1 Carat Rhodolite.

 

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