Belle Rustique

hand-crafted jewelry from beautiful Bonny Doon


Rhodochrosite Designer Cab Pendant

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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. For gem purposes, it is primarily cut into cabochons. This particular stone has lovely lacy bands running across the surface and has a nice polish. I've border-wrapped it in sterling silver and topped it with my signature swirl. Enjoy!

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

The pendant measures 2 1/2" from top of bail and is 7/8" wide.

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.

rhodochrosite designer cab pendant



P597 - $60


If you have questions about this piece or any other design
including custom requests, please email me.



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