This oval rhodolite garnet adds a deep, wine-red color with flashes of lavender to custom jewelry designs and features light-reflecting facets that catch the eye. Set it alone to highlight the color or pair it with other stones in pink, purple and red tones. Alternatively pair the stone with contrasting-color stones for complex designs. Garnet is the birthstone for January.
Garnets are actually a family of closely related stones. The most common color is red; but garnets are also found in green, orange, pink and blue.
The oval cut is an even, symmetrical shape but elongated. The arrangement of its facets is similar to that of a round brilliant, designed to maximize light and color.
• This stone is suitable for firing in place in silver PMC3 using the schedule with the lowest-temperature settings.
• Unless precisely calibrated to an exact size, gemstone sizes vary slightly. Rio allows a tolerance of +/– 0.2mm for gemstones larger than 4mm.