Chroma Rhodocrosite Silver Pendants with Chain
Two elongated Rhodocrosite gemstones with lovely pink, white and brown banding hand set in silver complete with an 18 inch silver chain .
The name Rhodocrosite originated from Ancient Greek `rhodon` meaning rose and `chroma` colour which referer to the pretty pink hues of the gemstone. It has pink, white and some dark brown colouration.
Rhodocrosite is a manganese carbonate with traces of iron, cobalt and other minerals. It is formed in association with silver and has been located in many silver mines especially in Mexico, Peru and Argentina. It forms either as veins or stalactites and stalagmites. Manganese rich hydrothermal solutions solidify in pre existing rocks to create veins of Rhodocrosite . Or, the solution drips through the ceilings of caves to create stalactites and stalagmites . When sliced open they reveal the beautiful pink and white banding of the gemstone.
Rhodocrosite was popularised in Europe after the opening of mines in present day Germany in the 1850`s. A birthstone for Scorpio and Leo . It is said to promote love, lift depression, encourage positivity by lifting self esteem .
Right Pendant weight: 5.56 grams Stone size; 2.2cm x 1cm
Left Pendant weight 4.7 grams Stone size; 2.3cm x 1cm
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