Rhodolite — specimen 0731, photo © NMNHS
Rhodolite — specimen 0731
Tanzania, Tanga, Umba Valley
Weight: 0.80 ct; size: 7.34 | 4.07 | 2.60 mm; shape: octagon; colour: medium slightly purplish red; very slightly brownish; clarity: eye clean; cut: excellent; treatment: none.
Very clean specimen; design ‘Octangulum’, excellent cut by Tan Pen.
More information from ‘Classification’
Currently the name is used for any pink garnet of the pyrope-almandine series.