|Rhodolite Garnet Gemstone Information
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Rhodolite Garnet. All garnets (not just red) are birthstones for the month of January. North American Indians used red garnets as bullets, believing that they would seek blood and inflict a deadlier wound. Christians believed garnet symbolized Christ's sacrifice; Islamics believed it illuminated the fourth heaven. Garnets were thought to stop bleeding, cure inflammatory diseases, and smooth discord. Rhodolite Garnet comes from the Greek words rhodon, meaning "rose," and lithos, meaning "stone."
ENHANCEMENT CODE N
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Refractive Index 1.76
Hardness = 7-7.5 (Moh's Scale)
Specific Gravity =3.84
Species - Rhodolite
Optic Character - Single Refraction.
Phenomena - None.
WARNINGS FOR CARE
Ultrasonic: Usually safe
Heat: Fair-poor; temperature changes may
Chemicals that harm: Hydrofluoric acid
Crystal system: Isometric, rhombic, dodecahedrons, icositetrahedron.
Sri Lanka, India, East Africa
|November||Topaz or Citrine|
|December||Blue Topaz or Zircon|
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