Lovely pink, slightly translucent, tongue shaped Rhodochrosite cabochon 39 mm long by 21 mm wide at the top and 4 mm thick.
Gorgeous semi precious gemstone pink and white marbled Rhodochrosite from Argentina. Rhodochrosite actually formed in the Inca silver mines after they were abandoned in the thirteenth century.
These magnificent pink stalactites are made into beautiful designer cabochons for jewelry.
Rhodochrosite's name is derived from the Greek words rhodon ("rose red") and chros ("color"). Rhodochrosite has a hardness of 3.5 to 4.
Metaphysical Properties: Rhodochrosite is the stone of love. Rhodochrosite jewelry stones are said to sooth the heart and comfort the soul.