Rhodonite Stone and Sterling Silver Earrings

• Handmade 100% Made in Italy • Materials: Sterling Silver 925; Rhodonite

A hard pink stone called rhodonite has been set in these sterling silver earrings. The name of the mineral derives from the Greek "ρόδον" meaning "pink". Rhodonite is usually found in metamorphic rocks associated with other manganese minerals. It is also found in rocks that have been altered by contact metamorphism, hydrothermal and metasomatic processes. It is usually massive to granular in occurrence. Rhodonite is an uncommon mineral. It is found in a few small deposits across the world. Good massive pink- to red-colored material is used as an ornamental stone or gem rough. It is typically used to make cabochons, beads, small sculptures. This material has a reputation as one of the most difficult gemstones to cut.