Rhodolite Garnet

Rhodolite Garnet Ring and why it might be the engagement ring you’re looking for

Rhodolite garnet rings are a great choice for any kind of ring, even if they’re not as popular as diamonds or sapphires. Various silicate materials combine to form a garnet, and rhodolite is a variant of garnet that is made from a mineral known as pyrope. The name rhodolite references its rose-like colouration.

Is a Rhodolite garnet considered to be a precious gem?

The Rhodolite garnet is a precious gem thanks to various factors such as its evocative red-pink hue, the accessibility of rhodolite stones that have no visible inclusions and its rarity, being difficult to find outside of the Mozambique belt. 

Rhodolite Garnet Ring Cluster

A huge oval rhodolite garnet tending in colour towards a vivid purple and weighing 2.14ct sets off this beautiful rose gold ring. Incorporated in to the design is 1/2ct of white diamonds.

How can you tell a good Rhodolite garnet?

There are several factors associated with the colour that determine a Rhodolite garnet’s value. These factors include: 

  • The tone of the red purple gem and the intensity of its colour (i.e. not too dark or too bright)
  • The incandescence of the gem underneath various light sources
  • The number of imperfections such as cracks, pockets of air or liquid, needles, etc.
  • The quality of the cut
  • Its weight in carats

Rhodolite garnet is a fairly resilient gem, ranking a 7-7.5 on Mohs scale of hardness, a scale developed by German geologist and mineralogist Friedrich Mohs in 1812. While not as durable as diamonds or sapphires, the rhodolite gemstone is still highly-resistant, and a rhodolite garnet ring is certainly a long lasting ring.

Does Rhodolite garnet fade?

The chemical structure of the garnet including the aspects that lend its colour are permanent so the colour will never fade and you’ll always have the eye-catching quality of the reds, pinks and purples of your Rhodolite garnet ring.

Which stone can be worn with a Rhodolite garnet ring?

The intense red colour of Rhodolite garnet rings work perfectly with gems such as yellow sapphires or the orange colour of the mandarin garnet to create a warm palette, as well as more neutral coloured gemstones such as diamonds in order to further accentuate the garnet. Rhodolite garnets also work well with gemstones that feature a deeper red such as rubies. 

Rhodolite Garnet Ring

A huge oval rhodolite garnet tending in colour towards a vivid purple and weighing 4.89ct sets off this beautiful rose gold ring. Incorporated in to the design is 1/4ct of white diamonds.

Does a Rhodolite garnet ring look better with white or yellow gold?

Yellow gold complements the orange of a Rhodolite garnet, whereas white gold tends to emphasise it. You should choose the alloy for your band depending on where you want the eye to be drawn the most.

How much are Rhodolite garnet rings?

Rhodolite Garnet rings will vary in price depending on the size and quality of the Rhodolite but also the gold and diamonds that might accompany it. The cheaper end of the rhodolite garnet ring style at our shops is $2,500 but of course we only source superior quality gems and the many gemstones and alloys it compliments. Our garnet rings come with a variety of gemstones and bands, so you won’t have a problem finding the perfect ring for that special someone.

Rhodolite Garnet Ring Cushion

Rare and unusual gemstones are some of our favourites at Holdsworth Bros. This stunning 3.60ct rhodolite garnet shows off flashes of red and purple and is accented by a pair of oval cut diamonds on each shoulder. Its a cocktail ring everyone will notice.

How do you clean a Rhodolite garnet ring?

The best way to get a Rhodolite garnet ring cleaned is to take it to an experienced jeweller who can both inspect it and clean it for you (it is recommended you do this at least twice a year in order to keep your ring in top condition). The second best way is to use warm, sudsy water with either a tightly woven microfiber or a different kind of soft cloth.

How do you buy a Rhodolite garnet ring?

Rhodolite garnet rings are pretty rare. So, you could try moving to Mozambique, or you could  contact us so we can help you find the perfect rhodolite garnet ring. 

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