Rhodolite Garnet introduction and etymology -Garnet is a gemstone which have more than ten different colors and all are known by different names, although all garnets share the crystal structure. Basically it is divided into two braches based on aluminum and calcium. Pyrope, almandite, rhodolite, malaya and spessartite are called aluminum garnets and uvarovite, anaradite, demantoid, hessonite, tsavorite are calcium garnets. Word ‘Rhodolite’ is derived from the Greek word, “rhodon”, which means “rose coloured”. Rhodolite is one the most valuable type of garnet. Saturation and tone are very important in this. It comes in reddish purple to purplish raspberry red, vivid raspberry-red color is the most valued one. Price graph depends on size of stone and color, over 10 carat stones prices are high. If we talk about composition and chemical structure of this stone then it is a mixture of two garnets – Pyrope and Almandine. An inclusion free, vitreous luster and raspberry red color garnet is perfect piece of this stone.

When we talk about chemical structure and minerals then scietifically it comes in Cubic, rhombic dodecahedron structure and chemical formula is Magnesium aluminium silicate. It has 6.5-7.5 hardness on mohs scale, instict cleavage, Vitreous luster.

Sources, market, color chart and price overview on rhodolite garnet – This stone was first found in North Carolina (America). In 1880s and 1890s, that time most of the raw material came from alluvial deposit. Nowadays Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Burma, China, Madagascar and Kenya are biggest sources for raw material of this gem. We are sourcing raw material from different countries as market demand is for different qualities and color. Mainly we deal big sizes stones, though we manufacture and supply calibrated also. Rhodolite garnet, according to gemval has increased in prices by 2 fold since the year 2014 started. We got in the Rhodolite garnet business in 2010, since then we have supplied many orders of raspberry rhodolites, umbalites (very recent and new), and A, AA and AAA colors of Rhodolite garnets. Our Navneet Gems and Minerals’ color chart is attached here at the bottom:

Rhodolite color chart

Navneet Gems and Minerals has come up with this unique color chart for Rhodolite garnet as our customers have been very confused since they have been ordering this type of Garnet from different suppliers and getting very mixed colors and variable qualities. We at Navneet Gems and Minerals has very strict color policy and our selection staff follow this above Rhodolite garnet color chart very strongly. There are so many different colors in Rhodolite that if we had to make a full color chart,  think there would more than 15 different shades and thus we came up with a simple version.

The last two are Raspberry rhodolite garnet which is a Pinkish purple shade of Rhodolite garnet, the top most, but recently the Umbalite have started to show up back in the market with some quantifiable produciton quantities. Earlier the quantity and the quality most importantly were very low.

We at Navneet Gems and Minerals are able to produce 1,000 pieces of Rhodolite garnet every day, we produce almost all shapes and sizes from 2 mm round upto large freesize stones. Have a look at the different shades, sizes, shapes of Rhodolite garnets we can produce at wholesale prices. If you have any price inquiries or would like to source some high end Umbalite garnets, get in touch with us today!

Rhodolite Garnets Ovals

Rhodolite Garnet

Rhodolite Garnet Lot

This picture is clicked from our stock and all these pieces are cut and finished in our own factory which is situated in Bangkok, Thailand. We have many pieces like this lot.

Creative jewelry ideas based on trends and market -
Small designers to big jewelry companies all are using this stone in rings, bracelets, pendants and necklaces. As metal, they are using silver and gold in their designs. To minimize the total cost of jewelry piece, they are using white topaz, smoky quartz, amethyst and other stones. From red carpets to engagement ring, rhodolites have been using all around the world. Jewelry companies are using small sizes from 1.5mm to 3mm mainly in rings and in center they are using green color stone.

Mainly our customers are from the United States, Europe, Australia and Canada, some of them are jewelry designers and collectors and users and big jewelry companies. We specialize in big sizes rhodolites over 6 carats in ovals, rounds, pear, octagon, heart and other shapes. We have AA to AAA grade in this. As mentioned above about small size designs and uses, due to regular demands of micro size we always keep in stock and take only few hours to ship our customers.
Iris Brooch

An iris brooch designed by Tiffany and co designer Paulding Farnham to gift her wife, by using demantoid garnet, rhodolite and diamonds.

sanna lathan

Actress Sanaa Lathan wore an amazing pair of rhodolite garnet earrings in 2012 (NAACP Image Awards)

Many times readers need to know about cleaning of garnet so here we are-
Rhodolite garnet gemstones’ hardness is good so it is not delicate like other soft stones but still proper care is important. Proper care includes to protect from hard blows, which can damage the garnet stones. Our experts suggestion is to use soapy water and soft cloth to clean the stone.  To clean your rhodolite garnets, simply use warm soapy water and a soft cloth. Be sure to rinse well to remove soapy residue. Make sure when you use the brush to remove sticky particles then you don’t use metal one that can scratch your stone. Other chemicals and ultrasonic cleanners are high prohibited. When you see garnet gemstones then make sure to keep stones sepearte in big sizes especially.
Rhodolite Garnet Cushion

Contact us for loose calibrated and free size rhodolite gems
You can send us inquiry through contact us form or find our email address at top, in right hand of the banner. We will reply you back with pictures, prices and other info within few hours. We have an online sales team of 4 people and all are experienced more than 5 years, their job is to reply each and every inquiry we get in a proper way with pictures, prices and quality information. We focus on pictures so we can show to our customers exactly what they are going to receive from us. We are not like other wholesale gemstone suppliers who keep their customers in dark and after receiving the goods their customers loose the money. We keep everything transparent with our customers and inform them prior delivery.

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