Belle Rustique

hand-crafted jewelry from beautiful Bonny Doon


Brazilian Rhodochrosite Bracelet

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Rhodochrosite derives its pink color from manganese. Argentina has the oldest mines but most of the mineral today is mined in the United States or sometimes in Brazil. For gem purposes, it is primarily cut into cabochons or beads. These particular stone beads are a rectangular design--pale pinkish plumes banded with a grey and a deeper rose pink. I've added 5mm daisy spacers and 4mm round balls in pure steerling with a decorative sterling toggle clasp. Enjoy!

Treat someone special to this one-of-a-kind gift or buy it for yourself.

This lovely bracelet measures 7 3/4" from tip to tip, and ideal length for a small-to-medium wrist.

Note: Rhodochrosite is a manganese carbonate mineral. In its pure form, it is a rose-red color, but impure specimens can be shades of pink to pale brown with streaks of white. Its Mohs hardness varies between 3.5 and 4. Rhodochrosite occurs in veins associated with manganese, copper, silver and lead. It is also called raspberry spar and is a cousin of calcite, but where calcite has calcium, rhodochrosite has manganese.

Enjoy this unique piece of hand-crafted jewelry.

brazilian rhodochrosite bracelet

B108 - SOLD


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including custom requests, please email me.



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