Custom Cut Polished & Wire Wrapped Rhodonite Necklace/Pendant/Slide/Enhancer in Sterling Silver .935 size: 1 3/4 x13/16 inch or 44 x 21mm
Rhodonite is a rose pink to dark red gemstone with black dendritic inclusions. It is a manganese silicate, and a member of the pyroxenoid group of minerals. The manganese is often partly replaced by iron, magnesium, calcium, and sometimes zinc, occasionally in large quantities.
Rhodonite is an inexpensive pink gemstone. It often has impurities of black manganese oxide dendrite veins running through it, creating interesting formations and providing a nice contrast. The name Rhodonite is derived from the term rhodos, which is Greek for "Rose colored"Sources of gem Rhodonite are Russia, Australia, Japan, Madagascar, Sweden, Brazil, and Peru. Rhodonite also comes from the U.S. at New Jersey and Massachusetts. We have also found some in the Charlottesville VA area.