Translucent single color rhodochrosite is rare indeed
And so, so beautiful
American award winning gem cutter cut and polished this "candy like," 2 sided cabochon is the rarest form of Argentinian Rhodochrosite which is the semi transparent near facet quality!
Just magical! SI-1
18.1 x 13.3 x 6.35mm
Looks like Sweet Home mine material. I prefer this vivid color, but love both.
Sweet Home Mine has shut down and prices on gem quality rhodochrosite are rising. This Argentinian material in this quality/size/clarity is equally rare in watermelon red. Only a tiny amount of material is found in this quality and usually in much smaller sizes. See matching stone (rounded) for having a ring and pendant made. We also have a gorgeous vintage rhodochrosite ring available now in gold.