Rhodon Rhodocrosite Silver Pendants with Chains
Two quite different Rhodocrosite cabochon gemstones set in silver complete with an 18 inch silver chain. Choose from the banded Rhodocrosite gemstone on the left or the more uniform pink gemstone on the right.
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 in areas where silver is mined. 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 .
Pendant Weight ; 4.3 grams Ston size ; 1.7cm x 1.2cm.
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