These strands of AAA Rhodochrosite beads have deep pink translucent color and include subtle lace-like banding. Each smooth round bead is approx. 8mm. Each strand measures 16" in length. This is top-grade Rhodocrosite from Argentina.
Rhodochrosite (whose name means rose-colored) is commonly found in the form of stalactites and stalagmites in Argentina. The pink or reddish hue is caused by the element manganese. This is a relatively soft stone that ranges between 3.5-4.0 on the Mohs scale of hardness. This stone encourages a positive attitude, rejuvenates the soul, opens the heart chakra, enhances creativity, innovation, and dream states.