This handmade wire wrapped pendant incorporates a wonderful old stock natural spiderweb Rhodonite from Australia. The color combination has such stand out contrast with the black and pink. One of my favorite color combinations.
I chose one of my original designs for this cabochon and executed it in heavy sterling silver (not filled, plated or coated). I used black glass beads to accent the stone. This is so nice in person!
stone ---- 48x20mm
pendant ---- 2.74" / 70mm long; .94" / 24mm wide
bail ---- 5mm
This does not include a chain or cord.
You can purchase one here.
More About Rhodonite:
Rhodonite is a manganese silicate mineral. It is usually pink to dark red. Rhodonite will almost always have black manganese veins or dendrites running though the pink which makes it quite attractive. Better stones have less manganese but what there is will form interesting patterns. However, more rarely, it occurs without the manganese and is all pink, these stones are the most sought after.
Rhodonite can be cut en cabochon or used for beads, carvings and tumbled stones. Although rhodonite is normally translucent to opaque, some transparent stones are found and those used for faceting material. On the Mohs hardness scale it is a 5.5 and 6.5 and is best for jewelry which will not be subject to impact, such as a ring. Because the black manganese and pink rhodonite can have a different hardness, it can be difficult to polish.