Rhodocrosite is a transparent to translucent manganese carbonate mineral. In its pure form it is typically a rose-red color, impurities can result in various shades of pink and pale browns. Rhodocrosite streaks white, and crystal twinning is often present. The Mohs Hardness sits between 3.5 and 4.
Sterling silver is the brightest of all precious metals being known for its bright luster. It is also known for being very durable which makes it popular in jewelry as it will withstand the test of time.
This is one classic looking pendant! The oval-shaped cabochon Rhodocrosite stone has a refined appearance, especially because of the accenting from the illustrious .925 Sterling Silver setting. The coloring throughout the stone is very eye-catching, there is banding in the crystal that has a contrast of pale pink against darker pink and hints of light browns. This pendant truly is an adaptable addition to any wardrobe and with the Sterling Silver setting, this piece will stay with you for years to come.
Rhodocrosite is commonly associated with love on all levels. It is believed that Rhodocrosite can encourage compassion, kindness, selfless love, and expand spiritual consciousness. Naturally then, Rhodocrosite is believed to have an association with balancing the Heart Chakra.
You are purchasing the exact piece in the photographs. It measures 4 cm tall and 2 cm wide.