Definitions for "Rhodolite"
Keywords:  pyrope, garnet, lanka, sri, rose
It is a variety of garnet which ranges from rose-red to pale violet.
Rhodolite is a variety of garnet. An intermediate stone between pyrope and almandine garnets, rhodolite exhibits a lovely rhododendron red color with a lively luster. On Mohs’ scale of hardness, rhodolite is 7-7.5. It has a vitreous luster and primary sources include Burma (Myanmar), China, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Tanzania, and the United States. (See Rhodolite Facts.) (Note: Sources listed in order of primary and secondary deposits.)
a red or pink variety of garnet used as a gemstone