When you are shopping for rhodolite garnet necklaces, the most important value factor to consider is the quality of the garnet. Brilliant with a juicy raspberry color, rhodolite garnet's rosy glow is universally flattering against the skin. This beautiful purplish-red garnet was discovered in 1882 in the hills of North Carolina. Tiffany gemologist and author George Kunz named it after the rhododendron that grows in the mountains of that state.
Color is the most important value factor: the more attractive its raspberry hue, the more valuable the rhodolite garnet. Cut is even more important than clarity, since a well-cut rhodolite garnet will dance with light.
Because all Gemvara necklaces are made to order, we can hand-select fine-quality rhodolite garnet to perfectly suit your design.
What is the meaning of rhodolite garnet in the language of gems? Garnet is the traveler's gem: it protects you when you are far from home. Rhodolite garnets symbolize loyalty and kindness. In a Grimm Fairy Tale, an old lady who rescues an injured bird is rewarded with a magical garnet that lights up the night. A garnet also lit the way for Noah's Ark.
Garnet is the January birthstone, the Aquarius zodiac gem, and the 2nd anniversary gem.
In addition to rhodolite garnet pendants and necklaces, Gemvara also carries more affordable red garnet pendants set with Mozambique garnets, which have an earthy red ocher color.
With a color that complements every metal, rhodolite garnet pendants and necklaces are crafted in sterling silver, white, yellow, or rose gold, and platinum. Because your rhodolite garnet necklace will catch the eye, you will want to closely match it to the color of garnet earrings or a garnet ring.
Garnet is a very durable gem perfect for everyday wear. Clean rhodolite garnet pendants and necklaces with mild dish soap: use a soft brush behind the stone where dust can collect.
Gemvara's fine quality rhodolite garnet necklaces are designed to be passed down for generations to come, crafted by hand in the United States.
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