A rare member of the Pyrope-Almandite series of Garnets, this material comes from the Kangala area of Tanzania. This material comes from the Kangala area of Tanzania. This material is called "Raspberry" because of its fine color resembles the same. This mine was discovered in early 1987, abd material is getting inccreasingly difficult to obtain. As with most Garnets, Raspberry Rhodolite is a very durable gem, with a hardness of 7, and a very good refractive index of 1.76.
Large Raspberry Rhodolite
- Clean well shaped pieces of Raspberry Rhodolite from 10 to 14.9 cts each. Every piece has been selected for clarity and high yield. These gems should cut from 7 mm to 9x11 mm gems.