Lovely strand of Rhodochrosite Gemstone Beads
** Measurements are 4mm - 17" Long Strand **
~ Meaning of Stone:
Rhodochrosite is composed of manganese carbonate and occurs in semi-transparent crystals. Rhodochrosite occurs in massive, granular, botryoidal, nodular or stalactitic habits, but it occasionally forms prismatic, tabular or rhombohedral crystals, and is translucent to opaque. Rhodochrosite is pink, rose to a raspberry red colour and has delicate swirling or banded patterns, similar to those found in lace agates and malachite. The name Rhodochrosite refers to a Greek word for its rose-red colour.