Rhodolite Garnet

Rhodolite Garnet

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      Rhodolite Garnet is a combination of Pyrope and Almandite Garnet which is distinctively known for its striking purplish-red color. Small amounts of other garnet varieties (like Grossular and Spessartine) are always present in Rhodolite Garnet. Rhodolite Garnet was discovered in North Carolina in the 1800s and named for their similar color to the blossoms of the local rhododendron plants. The most important deposits of gem grade Rhodolite Garnet are found in Tanzania, India, Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka.

      Humans have been enchanted with Garnets for more than 5,000 years, dating back to the Bronze Age. Garnets are a large group of rock-forming silicate minerals. They are found all over the world in metamorphic, igneous, and sedimentary rocks. Most Garnets form in volcanic environments when aluminum-rich sedimentary rocks like shale are subject to intense heat and pressure.

      Garnet is the modern & traditional January birthstone and is the second anniversary stone. Garnet is derived from the Greek word “granatum” after its striking resemblance to the seeds in a pomegranate. Much of what has been recorded in history refers to red Garnets because they are the most common. Today, gem lovers have a beautiful color array to select from!

      Rhodolite Garnet is a warm enchanting gem of wisdom, passion, love and compassion. Find comfort and stability with the grounding energy of Rhodolite Garnet as it nurtures and soothes you. Rhodolite Garnet helps you ground into rejuvenating energy of the earth, stabilizes emotions and transmutes negative energy.

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