Rare Rhodochrosite Earrings Pink Dangly Long Stone Wire Wrapped Earrings Handmade

$115

Rare Rhodochrosite Earrings Pink Dangly Long Stone Wire Wrapped Earrings Handmade

These gorgeous pink, sterling silver, wire wrapped earrings are made with exquisitely matched cabochons of rare, semi precious, Argentinian Rhodochrosite. These cabs are thin cut, so the light penetrating them really makes the pink glow. It also keeps the weight of these down. These are beautiful stones.

These earrings are completely made by hand including the hand forged earwires. As with all of my silver jewelry, I used solid sterling silver, not filled, plated or coated. I added some pink Swarovski crystal beads to make these even more dramatic and dangly. They aren't too terribly long, though. The beads are accompanied by a sterling silver tube bead to give the dangles some extra strength. To give them even more attention grabbing sparkle, I added some fancy beaded wire to catch the light.

stones ---- 31x17mm
earrings including earwires and longest dangle ---- 3.22" / 82mm long; .71" / 18mm wide

More About Rhodochrosite:

Rhodochrosite, also called Inca Rose, is probably the prettiest of all minerals (calcite group of minerals) with its deep red and hot pink crystals. It is sought after around the world with the crystal forms commanding extremely high prices.

Rhodochrosite is soft, with a Mohs Hardness of 3.5 - 4, which makes it popular for carving. It has a pearly or vitreous luster.

The pink color of Rhodochrosite is caused by manganese. It is often banded with white (probably calcite). Rhodochrosite is found in Argentina, Peru, Colorado and Montana and Quebec. The Capillitas mine, Argentina is renowned for its stalactites and stalagmites containing Rhodochrosite. The Capillitas mine in Argentina is also where the best material for cabochons comes from. The mine has been rumored to have been closed and prices for the better material has been skyrocketing. This quality material is now being called rare. The market is flooded with fake rhodochrosite. Often they are dyed lace agates and can appear by photograph to be real. I was fooled once into buying one. The biggest difference which will be easy to determine is that the fake agate will be much harder than Rhodochrosite, which is quite soft. The pink color of Rhodochrosite is permanent and will not bleed off or fade, either.

Metaphysical:

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