Rhodonite, whose name is derived from the Greek word for Rose, "rhodon," is known for its pink, red and magenta hues. A Manganese inosilicate (or chain silicate), Rhodonite belongs to the Pyroxenoid group of minerals. It was originally found in the Ural mountains of Russia, where it was observed that the stone was often carried by eagles to their nests. This earned it the Russian name "orletz" or Eagle Stone. Mohs hardness 5.5-6 This is AA grade, particularly nice in it's colour.
10mm Approx. 40 on 16 inch (40.64 cm) strand. (strand)