This Rhodolite Garnet is a beautiful shade of magenta, and plays well in the light, offering very bright flashes. It's a stunning shade of purple-red that looks just awesome in the hand. The rough for this stone comes from the Umba Valley of Tanzania.
The design for this stone is my own called 'Stormlight' and was cut by Melanie of Stag & Finch.
This Garnet is very clean and untreated.
Garnet is the name given to a group of mineral that can come in a wide variety of colors including yellow, green, white and shades of orange to red. Popular varieties are Rhodolite, Grossular, Imperial, and Spessartine. The Garnet has a high refractive index, the same, or higher, than Sapphire. They are quite durable stones ranging on the Mohs Hardness Scale from 6.5 to 7.5, depending on the type of Garnet. They have also been given the privilege of being January's birthstone, though, these are more often portrayed as the blood red Pyrope.
1.28 carat Rhodolite Garnet
Cutter: Melanie Wiebe