Purplish red, crimson, or dark red rhodolites have a richness and intensity of color that can rival ruby and red tourmaline. This makes them the most valuable type of red garnet on the market today. However, they're still relatively affordable and common. Thus, they often receive more experimental, freeform cuts. They sell for $20 to $150 per carat in small to medium sizes and for roughly $300 per carat in sizes ten carats and up. Dark purple red rhodolite, 39.10 cts, 22.7 x 19 mm, oval brilliant cut with checkerboard top, Tanzania. © The Gem Trader. Used with permission.
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|Gemstone||Garnet, Rhodolite Garnet, Almandine-Pyrope|
|Natural or man made||Natural|