Rhodonite vs. Rhodolite -New Beaded Necklace Added

Garnet is a popular jewelry component and has been used since the bronze age as an ornamental gemstone. I personally love all the colors of garnet from the reds to the greens.

The rhodonite gemstone is a stone of grace and elegance, with its' muted rose color and black manganese oxide veins running through it. It gets its name from the Greek word for rose, rhodon. Rhodonite is mined in the United States, Brazil, India, and Russia and is the official gem of Massachusetts.
Freshwater Pearl Rhodonite Gemstone Beaded Necklace (N071)

Just added to the jewelry boutique is the lovely necklace shown above. It's a can't miss, one of a kind.

Rhodolite comes from the garnet family and is a mixed crystal of almandine and pyrope. It generally features a magnificent velvety red with a fine violet or raspberry-red undertone. This "purple-red" color is the most sought after color for rhodolite.
Rhodolite Garnet Gemstone Earrings (E171)
Rhodolite Garnet Gemstone Earrings (E171)

Rhodolite is a beautiful stone that tends to be lighter in color than most other kinds of red garnet. It can easily be confused with ruby because of the similarity in color. However, rhodolite garnet is not artificially enhanced in any way. Originally found in the USA, it now comes mainly from the gemstone mines in East Africa, India and Sri Lanka.

Shown above: handmade gemstone earrings are ultra-light and elegant. A lovely purple-red rhodolite garnet gemstone briolette has been wire-wrapped and paired with hammered 14kt gold filled oval hoops. The earrings are finished with 14kt gold filled ear wires and are 3/4" from bottom of ear wires.

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