Rhodolite garnet is a raspberry-red to a purplish-red colored garnet. It is a mix of pyrope and almandine in composition. The name rhodolite is Greek, meaning "rose stone." During the Middle Ages, garnet was regarded as a gem of faith, truth and constancy.
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Garnet is said to have the ability to heal the blood and encourage good circulation. Garnet is the traditional birthstone for January, the zodiacal stone for Aquarius and the second anniversary stone.