This rhodochrosite necklace is approximately 20-inches long and features a toggle clasp. The necklace, bracelet and earrings are sold as a set.
Rhodochrosite is a manganese carbonate mineral. In its (rare) pure form, it is typically a rose-red color, but impure specimens can be shades of pink to pale brown.
Rhodochrosite is Argentina's "national gemstone” and Colorado officially named rhodochrosite its state mineral in 2002.
It is sometimes called "Rosa del Inca", "Inca Rose" or “Rosinca.”
Kara Evans is a Lancaster, Ohio-based jewelry artist and teacher who has been creating for over 20 years.