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Rhodolite, a form of garnet that ranges in color from pink to purple red, got its name from the Greek word "rhodon", meaning rose. Rhodolite is usually lighter in color than other types of red garnet and is sometimes mistaken for a ruby. Travelers in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome wore rhodolites to protect themselves from evil. They also believed it would light their way in the darkness.
Rhodolites are ideal gemstones for necklaces, rings, earrings and more. They can be easily cut into many shapes and provide an impressive brilliance. Rhodolites are most often found in waterworn pebbles and volcanic rock.
Browse our web site to view our unique, eye-catching collection of rhodolite jewelry. In shades ranging from light pink to purple-red, rhodolite gemstones infuse our rings, earrings and necklaces with a brilliant, ladylike luster.
Our jewelry designers favor rhodolites for multi-gemstone settings. The lively, rosy shades add excitement and intrigue to earrings, rings and necklaces. Rhodolites look especially chic when paired with amethyst, and can be mounted in silver or gold.
Rhodolite deposits are found in Africa, Brazil, India, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand and the United States.
Rhodolite has a high hardness rating (7.5 to 8 on the Mohs scale), making it a durable choice for jewelry. Clean with warm water and a soft cloth when necessary and avoid contact with intense heat, as this may affect the stone's color. Store your rhodolite jewelry in your Ross-Simons presentation box.