- Stone: Rhodocrosite
- Metal: Sterling Silver
- Length: 1 1/2"
- Width: 3/4"
Rhodochrosite also called Inca Rose, is a mineral characterized by light pink to deep red color bands that occur in swirl-like patterns. It was discovered in the 13th century within the Incan Empire and was held in high regard by the Incan People. Rhodochrosite for lapidary and mineral specimen use can be found in Argentina, South Africa, Peru, Montana, Colorado, Russia, Romania, Spain, China, Gabon, Mexico, and Japan.
This unique stone pendant was crafted in the historic city of Jaipur, India. Jaipur, the capital of the state of Rajasthan, has been famous for it's traditional jewelry for many centuries. Rajasthan is an area rich in deposits of precious and semi-precious stones. Jaipur bazaars abound with classic tribal jewelry and are renowned for their expert stone cutters and designers. We hope you enjoy this beautiful piece of India's historic artistic tradition.