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Argentine Rhodocrosite Silver Pendants and Chain

Argentine Rhodocrosite Silver Pendants and Chain

  • £4390

Two beautifully banded Rhodocrosite gemstone 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. 

Rhodocrosite is a manganese carbonate with traces of iron, cobalt and other minerals. It forms either as veins or stalactites and stalagmites in areas where silver is mined especially in South America. 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. 

Inca legends suggested that Rhodocrosite was the fossilised blood of their ancestral rulers.

A birthstone for Scorpio and Leo . It is said to promote love, lift depression, encourage positivity by lifting self esteem . 

Right pendant weight :4.8 grams    Stone size;  1.9cm x 1.3cm 

Left pendant weight;   4.4 grams     Stone size;   2cm x 1.1cm 

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