Rhodochrosite - Beautiful Stones for a Variety of Jewelry

Rhodochrosite is usually raspberry red and pink - a transparent to translucent, with undulating bands of white, gray or brown. Opaque stones have been fashioned into beads, cabochons, and carvings, while very rare translucent to transparent material has been cut into faceted gems.  These gems can serve as beautiful stones for a variety of jewelry uses.