These are old stock - natural Rhodochrosite beads cut in a flat oval shape. The shapes will vary, they look to have been hand cut. Gorgeous color and polish on these strands. Rhodochrosite gemstones are from South America and are a gorgeous deep pink color with cream colored banding. They were a favorite of Native Americans and can be seen in Navajo silver jewelry. I think they look beautiful mixed with crystals, mother of pearl and black onyx.
- The beads average size is 15 x 10mm
- Strand is 16" long
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