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 pendant is a Cat's Eye shaped Rhodocrosite stone set in a stunning .925 Sterling Silver setting. The detailing in this piece has a great presence, with the Sterling Silver catching the light at every angle, the romantic pink and red color variations of the stone, and even down to the intricately designed bail attached to the top. The whole piece is very feminine, and would be outstanding in any formal situation.
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.