Pink Rhodochrosite Gemstone Wire Wrap Statement Necklace
This gemstone necklace focuses on a bold pink rhodochrosite gemstone with a tasteful setting. The stone cabochon is set and accented with carefully placed coils, weaves, and spirals of antiqued sterling silver wire. The pendant is hung on an 18" black cord and packaged in a custom embossed gift box. This bold and intriguing rhodochrosite gemstone necklace is for the woman who loves natural stone jewelry with a magical and mysterious touch.
The silver has been given a dark antiqued color, known as "patina", through oxidation using a sulfur solution. It was then polished to restore highlights in the raised areas, enhancing the details of the wire work. The gemstone shines beautifully in the darkened silver, no longer competing with the silver's brilliance and shine. Overall, the combination of the light gemstone with dark wire work creates an intriguing piece of jewelry with a fantasy feel.
The stone name "rhodochrosite" means "rose-colored", and the stone's identifying pink color is caused by the element manganese. The formation of this beautiful pink and white banded stone is quite intriguing. Rhodochrosite precipitates (forms a solid) out of a slowly dripping mineral solution just like stalactites and stalagmites! The pink and white banded patterns are from differences in the amount of managese and carbonates in the solution over time. Rhodochrosite is even found in the form of stalactites and stalagmites in the caves of Argentina.
Metaphysically, rhodochrosite is thought to be a very spiritual stone and to bring a better understanding of one's inner self. It is also associated with kindness and compassion. This is the perfect accessory to bring a little extra clarity and warmth to your life.
Each patina pendant comes with an 18" black cord with clasp. Upgrades to patina sterling silver chains are available to accent your pendant with a high quality chain in the style of your choice.
SIZE: Approximately 1 7/8" x 1 1/16", please see the last photo for a size reference as well.
COORDINATING JEWELRY: More dark and mysterious patina silver jewelry pieces are available from Kosmic Krystals. If you love this listing visit the Dark Patina Jewelry Section for more.
CLEANING: Due to the patina you never need to polish your silver, however you can enhance the highlights periodically by wiping the piece with a polishing cloth. Any dirt and debris can be easily removed with a gentle toothbrush and warm soapy water.
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