It's been more than two weeks since my last post but lets take a look at Rhodolite today - I’ve been working with this gemstone lately so I’ve been enquiring on it's attributes and history a little bit.
Handmade recycled sterling silver Rhodolite gemstone earrings
It has a beautiful colour, almost like Ruby I think, though perhaps a bit darker and not as violet. Not as purple as Amethyst. Typically Rhodolite doesn’t have a lot of inclusions and can be very clear without cloud or cavities.
Apparently it is a Garnet, which is one of the oldest gemstones in human history. Garnet is silicate based. The word “garnet” derives from the Latin “Garanatus” which means “seedlike”. The seed in mind is said to be the pomegranate. It does quite look like the red seeds of this fruit.
Though Rhodolite it is of a lighter colour than many Garnets and has more purple in it than most.
“Rhodolite” is from the Greek word, "rhodon", meaning rose. Named so because of the colour.
It is mostly found in the Eastern African states of Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania. Also Brazil, India, Norway, United States and Sri Lanka.
Rhodolite is often said to have gentle energy - a warm, trusting and sincere stone. It reportedly encourages contemplation, intuition and inspiration. It interacts with the base chakra.
Like Carnelian, Rhodolite is known as a gemstone of commitment. It may encourage one to trust, and have an open heart. It may increase self-confidence and self belief.
Handmade recycled sterling silver Rhodolite and Onyx gemstone earrings
This week’s news from Julie’s craft bench:
This week we have been working on taking higher quality photos of our beautiful jewellery. We have finished the earring photos. Very happy with the results - you can view them on our earrings collection page. We would love any feedback, good or bad.
We are having a exciting sale starting tomorrow ! So keep a look out for that. It is going to be a sure winner.
Also our shipping has changed to free shipping for purchases over $85 within Australia or for purchases over $200 for international shipping.
If you have any questions about Empaness or our products you can message me on FB, Instagram or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Message from me for the week is “Genuine lasting world peace must come out of mutual trust “ Dalai Lama
Bye for now - wishing you all a wonderful, happy and safe weekend.