Sunday, December 7, 2008

Rhodolite Garnet The Rose Garnet

Garnet is one of the most versatile, and colorful gemstones, in the world. It comes in almost every color imaginable, except blue, and is completely natural, with no treatments needed. Rhodolite Garnet, is the reddish, pink colored Garnet. It is sometimes called the Raspberry Garnet, due to its color. It can be found in varying hues of reddish pink, and even some purple hues. My favorite is the hues that have more pink, thank purple. This lovely ring, holds a 6mmx4mm oval Rhodolite Garnet gemstone, set in a sterling silver, cz semimount. The result is this lovely, yet dainty ring. It is big enough to be noticed, but not gaudy if you have a smaller hand like myself. All Garnets have a hardness of 6 1/2 to 7 1/2 on the Mohs Hardness Scale. It makes it a durable gemstone, but you do have to use care when wearing for everyday wear, or while cleaning. If you do not have Rhodolite Garnet in your collection, I highly recommend it. It is one of the more affordable varieties of the rare Garnet group. This lovely ring, is available for sale in my Etsy store.

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