Rhodochrosite is a beautiful crystal of rhomboid manganese ore in a rose red to pink color. This pink color is due to manganese. This gemstone is a very soft and opaque material and is used for beads and cabochons.
Features of Rhodochrosite Beads
Crystallography: HexagonalMohs hardness: 3.5-4Birthstone: ---Typical treatments: Infusion/ImpregnationOccurrence: Argentina / Peru / China