*Rhodochrosite centerpiece and beads
*Freshwater pearls
*Sterling setting, beads, findings, leverbacks
*Necklace is signed, numbered, dated

Length: 15" - 21" (38 cm - 53 cm) Shown on model at shortest length
Centerpiece:  1.75" x 1.25" (4 cm x 3 cm)
Weight:  1.9 oz (54.3 gm)

Earring drop length: 1" (2.5 cm)
Earring weight: 1.7 gm ea (a nickel weighs about 5 gm)

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Ruffled Rhodochrosite Necklace and Earrings

Ruffled Rhodochrosite Necklace
Ruffled Rhodochrosite Necklace Detail
Ruffled Rhodochrosite Necklace on model
Ruffled Rhodochrosite Earrings
Ruffled Rhodochrosite Necklace
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Here's a sweet little rhodochrosite necklace with pearls. Rhodochrosite is a fascinating manganese carbonate mineral which forms in hydrothermal vents. It was first discovered in silver mines of Romania. It occurs all over the world but banded material like the centerpiece is probably from Argentina where an old Incan silver mine produces gorgeous stalactites of rhodochrosite.