Rhodolite gemstone

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Physical properties of rhodolite

Hardness: 7-7.5 out of 10 on the Mohs scale
Luster: glass
Transparency: transparent
Color: pink, hot pink, dark pink, purple, purple

Characteristics of rhodolite

Rhodolite is a type of pyrope with a deep pink color. Translated from Greek, the name "rhodolite" means "pink stone". Rhodolite is very similar to spinel, and the untrained eye may well confuse them.

Rhodolite is a bright and beautiful stone. Its color can range from bright crimson to dark purple. In addition, some rhodolite stones can change shades of color depending on the lighting.

Rhodolite. Gemstone

However, large rhodolites are rare. Therefore, they are highly valued. For example, it often happens that a large rhodolite stone can be framed with diamonds.

Rings, brooches, pendants, bracelets made of precious metals are decorated with rhodolite, and very often combined with colorless precious stones.

Rhodolites are similar to rubellites, rubies and spinels.

How much does rhodolite cost

The price of rhodolite depends on the color. Highest valued rhodolites rich purple color. Below will cost pink and lilac stones. Even lower - purple and red. The most inexpensive are orange rhodolites. The price is from 50 to 200 dollars for stones up to 5 carats. And large rhodolites over 5 carats are valued at $250 and up.

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