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hand-crafted jewelry from beautiful Bonny Doon

Rhodochrosite with Siderite Designer Cab


Rhodochrosite derives its pink color from manganese. Siderite is a brownish color with much the same properties as rhodochrosite. Both have been found in abundance at the Foote Mine in North Carolina. This designer cut has an interesting pattern--pale pink "clouds" aswirl in a darker pink sea with a semi-opaque brown/pink at the top and left-hand side. I've border-wrapped it in 21 gauge sterling silver wire and topped it with double swirls and tiny claws. Enjoy!

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

This pendant measures 3" from top of bail and is 1" 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 as in this stone mixed with the iron carbonate mineral siderite. 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 with siderite designer cab

P800 - SOLD

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Last updated 6 May 2013

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