Pink Rhodochroiste Pair Natural Gems Cabochons Stones Wire Wrapping & Bezel Setting (B1468)
Gem Rhodochrosite from Argentina
18mm x 16mm x 8mm
0.7 x 0.7 inches
The pink color of rhodochrosite is caused by the element manganese and it is formed when manganese is dissolved by ground water and combines with a carbonate material and then drips off the ceiling of caves and crevices deep underground. It is found in Argentina, Peru, Colorado and Montana, U.S, and Quebec, Canada.
It is commonly found in the form of stalactites and stalagmites in the caves of Argentina. Rhodochrosite (whose name means rose-colored) often forms pink and white bands.