Rhodochrosite ladies pendant crafted in a hand-made sterling silver setting.
The colour of the gemstone rhodochrosite can vary from rose pink to cherry red. The very finest material occurs as transparent crystals whilst the vast majority of commercial grade stones come from banded rock which often form as stalactites. Although popular as a lapidary material it's a soft stone which grades just 3½ to 4 on Mohs scale of mineral hardness so it must be handled carefully.
This rhodochrosite cabochon has been mounted in a slightly deeper sterling silver collar. It's a light weight piece that has been reduced because the quality of the workmanship is not quite a perfect as it should have been. With that said, we do not believe it's something that would even have been noticed had we not mentioned it.
For someone who's looking for a colourful gemstone pendant at an unbeatable price and who's not looking for perfection, this piece is a great choice. It's important to note that the sterling silver setting in which this rhodochrosite cabochon has been mounted was crafted free hand by one of a small team of artisans with whom we have been working for many years. Due to the amount of work that goes in to making each piece, when we find minor imperfections or anomalies we prefer to offer the pendants at a reduced price instead of having them re-made.
Weight (grams) : 14.5
Measurements (cms) : 4 x 1.6 x 0.7