Rhodolite Garnet: 0.40ct Red Round Shape Loose Gemstone, Natural Hand Made Cabochon Gems, Loose Precious Mineral, Silver Craft Supply 20867

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$1.20
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$1.20
+ $3.98 shipping
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Preparation takes 1-2 business days
Arrives from the United States

Item details

The listing price is for one ~ 0.40ct Garnet. We have many of these great cabs available!

Gem Type: Rhodolite Garnet
Average Weight: ~0.40ct
Shape: Cabochon Round
Color: Reddish Purple (RP/PR)
Tone: Medium Dark (6)
Saturation: Strong (5)
Clarity: Eye-Clean
Average Measurement: 4mm
Proportions: Good
Finish: Good
Cut: Good
Treatment: None
Stock# 20867

◊ Rhodolite Garnet
◊◊ Mineral: Garnet

Garnets are a set of closely related minerals that form a group, resulting in gemstones in almost every color. Red garnets have a long history, but modern gem buyers can pick from a rich palette of garnet colors: greens, oranges, pinkish oranges, deeply saturated purplish reds, and even some blues.

Red garnet is one of the most common and widespread of gems, found in metamorphic rocks (which are rocks altered by heat and pressure) on every continent. But not all garnets are as abundant as the red ones. A green garnet, tsavorite, also occurs in metamorphic rocks, but it’s rarer because it needs unusual rock chemistries and special conditions to form.

Demantoid is a rare and famous green garnet, spessartine (also called spessarite) is an orange garnet, and rhodolite is a beautiful purple-red garnet. Garnets can even exhibit the color-change phenomenon similar to the rare gemstone alexandrite.

All garnets have essentially the same crystal structure, but they vary in chemical composition. There are more than twenty garnet categories, called species, but only five are commercially important as gems. Those five are pyrope, almandine (also called almandite), spessartine, grossular (grossularite), and andradite. A sixth, uvarovite, is a green garnet that usually occurs as crystals too small to cut. It’s sometimes set as clusters in jewelry. Many garnets are chemical mixtures of two or more garnet species.

Thousands of years ago, red garnet necklaces adorned the necks of Egypt’s pharaohs, and were entombed with their mummified corpses as prized possessions for the afterlife. In ancient Rome, signet rings with carved garnets were used to stamp the wax that secured important documents. Centuries later, in Pliny’s time, red garnets were among the most widely traded gems. In the middle ages, red garnet was favored by the clergy and nobility.

Garnets of all species are considered January birthstones.

Hardness & Toughness

- Hardness 7 to 7 ½ on Mohs scale
- Toughness Fair to Good

Care & Cleaning

- Ultrasonic cleaning: Usually safe
- Steam cleaning: Never
- Warm, soapy water: Safe

Thank you for taking an interest in MJGemstones! We are an importer, dealer, and wholesaler of one-of-a-kind hand cut natural gemstones. We specialize in faceted colored gems and diamonds. The high quality gems you see listed for sale are the exact high quality stones that you will receive when you buy with us. Our gems are in stock and ready to ship (RTS). We love working with custom designers and want to be a part of your unique creation.

Jewelers and custom artisans have set our genuine gems into many types of settings. These settings include rings (cocktail rings, engagement rings, and right-hand rings), custom pendants, necklaces, earrings (matching pair), bracelets, and wire wrapped jewelry. Cottage industry sellers and artistic creative jewelry designers have also used our gems for their jewelry creations.

Each gemstone is a piece of art produced by traditional lapidary methods, beginning with loose gemstones being cut from a natural crystal. The shape of the finished loose gemstone is normally determined by the shape of the rough. Standard gem shapes are pear, emerald, oval, round, heart, trillion, square, and half-round domed cabochon.

The precious stone can be calibrated by the gem cutter to specific sizes for easy mounting. If there is enough material, a parcel, or parcels can be cut from the same lot of rough. Most high-end center stones and engagement stones are rare one-of-a-kind pieces and are not calibrated.

Our unique stones are also used for lost wax casting, stone setting, OOAK jewelry making, engagement rings, wire wrapping, and general DIY (jewelry) supply. Our customers buy our stones for a wide range of purposes, including gem collecting, as gifts, birthday presents, and wedding presents.

Our gem craft supplies can be used by an artistic jewelry designer or professional jeweler to make creative jewelry. Many jewelers use the lost wax casting technique, which allows the artisan to make a single custom piece such as a ring, pendant, necklace, engagement ring, cocktail ring, right-hand ring, or bracelet. A cottage industry seller normally makes many custom pieces at one time in order to streamline their process and be efficient.

Material that jewelry designers use to mount our gems include gold (14k, 18k, 22k), silver, platinum, palladium, tungsten, steel, jewelers wire, wood, bone, carved antler, cloth, and metal clay.

Gemology students use our gems for study stones. The gemologist uses a binocular microscope to learn about the inclusions in a study stone. The inclusion scene can tell you about the gem’s origin and whether it has been treated. Other tools used by gemologists are the 10x triplet jeweler’s loupe, dichroscope, refractometers, polariscope, color filter (Chelsea filter), tweezers, spectroscope, and UV lights. These gemological tools can be found for sale on the internet.

All gemstones are mined from the earth, from many exotic localities around the world. Different mines can produce different colors of the same type of gem. Some of the more common places include Montana, USA, Burma (Myanmar), Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Russia, Australia, Sri Lanka, Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Nigeria, Madagascar) Brazil, Columbia, and Mexico.

Gemstones are called by many different names, such as, “loose gems”, “precious gems”, and “semi-precious gems”. Sometimes the names are a bit vague: “faceted stones”, “cabochons”, “AAA quality supply”, “study stones”, “rare mined crystals”, “beads”, “jewels”, or, bluntly, “a rock”. These slang words and phrases for gems are constantly changing. All the cool cats call them “sparkly bling” or “rocks” :-)


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Nice stones and very quick shipping! Will buy from again.
4 days ago by victoria tillotson

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Preparation takes 1-2 business days
Arrives from the United States
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We process your order and ship out your gems with in two days of receiving payment.

Our standard shipping is 1st Class USPS with tracking. Delivery times vary from three to five days.

We can ship using faster methods. Contact us for other options.


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Returns & exchanges

Item(s) must be returned back within 7 days for a full refund of your purchase price minus shipping and Esty fees. We stand behind our products 100%. We can give you a replacement or a refund promptly upon receiving the item. Send it back to the address on the invoice, AND be sure to include a copy of the invoice. The gemstones are examined by a CERTIFIED GEMOLOGIST prior to an issue of a refund; if the gemstones are altered in any way then no refunds or exchanges are permitted