British Columbia Rhodonite carved apple pendant with jade leaf set in gold plated setting. Includes 18″ gold plated chain. Approximately 23mm x 18mm including bale.
This soft glowing pink stone is found mainly on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. Rhodonite derives its name from the Greek word “rhodo” meaning “rose”. Its pinkish colour is often veined with black patterns and lines of manganese oxide, sometimes accompanied with visible traces of gold. This stone with its hardness of 6 on the Mohs scale is excellent for producing very attractive carvings and jewellery.