RHODOCHROSITE – GEM OF LOVE!!

OOAK Genuine Rhodochrosite Necklace and Earrings Set GSN002

This 20 inch necklace is an absolutely gorgeous piece of jewelry. There are 3 very large rhodochrosite focal beads – the central one measures 1 x 3/4 inches, and the other two measure about 1-1/4 x 1/2 inches. Each of these beads is rich with veining and rose pink color. To further enhance the necklace there are 2 stunning handmade lampwork beads with a biege base adorned with raised lavender flowers and veined green leaves. The beading consists of 8mm rhodochrosite coins, 6mm lavender Swavorski crystal bicones, 6mm cherry quartz rounds, 5mm champagne freshwater pearls, 8mm oblong purple AB coated faceted Czech glass beads, and Tibetan bead caps, cones and flower toggle clasp. I guarantee when you wear this you’ll get a lot of ooohs and aaahs! The 2-1/4 long inch earrings follow the design of the necklace – smaller but similar lampwork glass beads, pearls, rhodochrosite coins, Swavorski bicones and Tibetan cones. The earwires are sterling silver.

If you’d like to be the proud owner of this hand made, OOAK drop dead gorgeous necklace and earring set, just click on any of the photos and you’ll go right to the shop listing. And, FREE SHIPPING ON THIS SET!!!!!

A few facts about Rhodochrosite…

The pink color of rhodochrosite is caused by the element manganese and it is formed when manganese is dissolved by ground water and combines with a carbonate material and then drips off the ceiling of caves and crevices deep underground. It is found in Argentina, Peru, Colorado and Montana, U.S, and Quebec, Canada.

It is commonly found in the form of stalactites and stalagmites in the caves of Argentina. Rhodochrosite (whose name means rose-colored) often forms pink and white bands. It is often carved into figurines or boxes while the tubular stalactite formations are often sliced for use in jewelry. Fine gem quality crystals are sometimes cut into gemstones for use in high end jewelry, but the more common grade is used extensively in silver and gold jewelry.

Rhodochrosite became the official state mineral for Colorado in 2002 after the Platte Canyon High School in Bailey,Colorado made the proposal based on the fact that the Sweet Home Mine near Alma, Colorado produces the highly prized and rare red crystals which are found only in a few places on earth.

Folklore, Legend, and Healing Properties:
Its powers include drawing love to the wearer, helps release past psychological issues and improves eyesight. Rhodochrosite is thought to relieve stress and is used by healers to cleanse the aura.

Rhodochrosite is also believed to help in the development of inner freedom by helping to resolve inner conflicts and as a stone of love and balance. It is a powerful healer for the 4th chakra and used to cleanse the heart chakra.

Many believe that it can release the suffering based on past lives and energize the pancreas, spleen and kidney. It increases the ability to handle life problems and increase personal self-confidence.

The Incas, who called it Inca Rose, believed that rhodochrosite is the blood of their former kings and queens that was turned to stone.

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