Slightly chunkier rhodochrosite pendant featuring a distinctive and well polished cabochon mounted in a hand crafted sterling silver setting. Although opaque, superb crystallisation can be seen in this stone which is not unusual for rhodochorosite.
In the world of crystal healing rhodochrosite is said to expand consciousness and impart a dynamic and positive attitude. This natural mineral often exhibits striking colour and can be found in a number of locations around the world. The largest provider for commercial use is South America and in particular Argentina but that said, some of the world's finest rhodochrosite ever to have been mined came from Colorado in the USA.
The colour of rhodochrosite is particularly appealing hence it's often used as a gemstone in ladies jewellery. It is however quite fragile so must be handled with care. On Mohs scale of mineral hardness rhodochrosite grades 3½ to 4. Keeping this ladies pendant covered with a soft cloth whenever it's not being worn will not only protect the stone from becoming damaged but will also dramatically reduce the build up of tarnish on the sterling silver.
Weight (grams): 22.2
Size (cms): 4.3 x 2.3 x 0.9