This natural Multicolor Rhodochrosite originates from South Africa and its weight is about 9 carats. The measurements are 12.16mm x 10.43mm x 4.87mm (length x width x depth). The shape/cut-style of this Rhodochrosite is Baguette Cabochon. This 8.9ct Rhodochrosite gem is available to order and can be shipped anywhere in the world. Gemstone Certification can also be provided as an optional service.
Rhodochrosite is an interesting rose-colored gemstone that was only introduced to the market around 1940. Though it is not particularly hard -- rating only 4 on the Mohs scale -- it has become popular as a decorative material due to its attractive soft color and its intriguing variegated markings.
Transparent red crystals are rare; rhodochrosite is usually found in an aggregate form with alternating light and dark stripes in zigzag bands, somewhat similar in that respect to malachite or agate. The most common colors are light red and pink and it displays a vitreous luster when polished.
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