The names "rhodon" and "lithos" are derived from the Greek, which means rose-stone. The most common kind of Garnet is deep red in color, and is called Rhodolite. Rhodolite garnet is a combination of pyrope and almandine minerals, also know as pyrope-almandine garnet.
Rhodolite Garnets are pretty universal, and probably one of the most well know Garnets.This material typically has carbon spots, bubbles and a little silk.
Sign of Rhodolite: Leo
It helps increase self-expression and to speak with greater clarity. It can also stimulate the life force energy to bring about a burst of physical energy when one is feeling a bit tired and weary. It has been used in the teatment of disorders of the heart and lungs. Gives protection from pre- cancerous conditions. Rhodolite is useful during contemplation, balancing peace and harmony with activity.
According to Christian and Jewish mythologies, when God's wrath clouded the earth with thunderous storms and endless rain during the Great Flood, a radiant red Garnet guided the way for Noah, ultimately leading his Ark to Salvation.
Brazil, East Africa, Ceylon, India, Madagascar, Zimbabwe have Rhodolite