Featuring an attractive pink color with milky white or grayish inclusions, this oval rhodochrosite cabochon is ideal for types of jewelry where the stone is less vulnerable to wear and tear—it is relatively soft and must be treated with care to avoid damage. Use it alone as a centerpiece for pendants or pair it with complementary-color stones to create a more complex necklace, brooch, or earrings.
Sometimes called Inca Rose, rhodochrosite is a manganese carbonate mineral made up of rhombohedral crystals. The stone features a milky matrix in a soft rose color and has a lustrous shimmering finish. The milky inclusions vary, making each stone unique.