Red and Pink Garnets
Rhodolite, Pyrope, Umbalite,Tanga, Crimson, Almandine
GARNET is the birthstone for the month of January. It comes from the Latin word, “granatus” which means grain, possibly a reference to the Punica granatum ("pomegranate"), a fruit with red seeds similar in shape, size, and color to some garnet crystals.
The garnet group includes minerals that have been used since the Bronze Age as gemstones and abrasives. Garnets are also found in jewelery from early Egyptian, Greek and Roman times.
Garnet is believed by some to have powers of healing, strength, and protection, and is sometimes worn to relieve inflammations of the skin. It is also believed to regulate the heart and blood flow and aid in curing depression.
NOTE: Stones on this page were photographed under 5000 Kelvin "daylight" lighting.
For maximum color accuracy, descriptions were made in north-facing natural daylight,
indoors, between 11am-2pm, at 32.89°N latitude.
COLOR: Wherever possible, a similar Pantone Color Card number has been used, NOT the Pantone colors online,
which necessarily use RGB approximations, are grayer, and not at all the same.
Since color is so subjective to lighting conditions, and light is in turn subjective to location,
descriptions and pictures are intended to give a general idea of actual color.
To know what these stones really look like, there is no substitute for seeing them in person.
Price: $ 856.00 SOLD
Order/Stock No.: rhodolite-tanga-510
Description: Nice large stone with gorgeous color, flashes red and fuschia. Brilliant and clean, great size for a large pendant or very large ring.Cut by Andrew.