Beautiful rose pink Rhodochrosite rondelle beads are knotted on silk chord with a tear drop center piece stone and a sterling silver clasp to make this necklace. The rondelle beads measure 10 mm X 7 mm each and the Rhodochrosite tear drop center stone measures 24 mm X 17 mm. The beads have 50% natural Rhodochrosite inclusions swirled within the rose pink rondelles. The natural inclusions range in color from white and beige to dark gray. The Rhodochrosite tear drop stone is 20% naturally included with the inclusions swirling through it in shades of pale pink to ivory white. There are a few flecks of gray inclusions on each side of the tear drop center stone.
A hand made sterling silver clasp with a 10 mm X 7 mm Rhodochrosite cabochon stone, bezel set on top, is used to secure the piece. Overall the clasp measures 14 mm X 13 mm at its base and has 1 mm sterling silver beads set in a series of 9 pyramids around its sides. The clasp has a tab closure.
This necklace, including the sterling silver clasp, measures 19 inches long and weighs 96.6 grams. The Rhodochrosite tear drop center stone hangs 3 inches down from the center of the 19 inch necklace.
The Rhodochrosite used to make this necklace is rich in its rose pink color and very interesting with its swirls of natural inclusions making this piece a one of a kind addition to your wardrobe. It is comfortable to ware and dresses up a white blouse day or night!