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Rhodolite — specimen 0001, photo © NMNHS
Rhodolite — specimen 0001, photo © NMNHS

Rhodolitespecimen 0001

Origin

East Africa
no precise locality
Rhodolite — specimen 0001, locality map
Data

Weight: 0.92 ct; size: 6.58 | 4.52 | 3.20 mm; shape: octagon; colour: medium strongly purplish red; very slightly brownish; clarity: eye clean; cut: very good; treatment: none.
Notes

Very clean specimen; very good radiant style cut. Source: David Weinberg, Multicolour Gems Ltd.

Other specimens
Rhodolite — specimen 0647Rhodolite — specimen 0660Rhodolite — specimen 0308Rhodolite — specimen 0341Rhodolite — specimen 0262Rhodolite — specimen 0653Rhodolite — specimen 0636Rhodolite — specimen 0637

More information from ‘Classification’


Currently the name is used for any pink garnet of the pyrope-almandine series.