A rare member of the Pyrope-Almandite series of Gernets, 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.
Mine Run Raspberry Rhodolite
- Overall this mine run mix is very clean and is an excellent value for overseas cutting. Pieces from 1.3 to 3.5 cts each, this material will cut from 3 mm to 4x6 mm gems.