This Native American Sterling Silver Rhodochrosite ring, features a gorgeous pink Rhodochrosite stone. Created by Navajo silversmith, Thomas Francisco. It has a big oval domed natural Rhodochrosite stone, set in a plain deep bezel surrounded by a twisted silver rope and carved silver setting.
The face of the ring measures 1-1/2 x 1 inch. Weight: 17.3 grams. Four way split ring shank with a bit of stampwork on the side. Size 7-1/2.
Brand new and in perfect condition. Hallmarked by the artist. Gift box and Certificate of Authenticity included with your purchase.
Rhodochrosite occurs as a hydrothermal vein mineral along with other manganese minerals in low temperature ore deposits as in the silver mines of Romania where it was first found. Banded rhodochrosite is mined in Capillitas, Argentina. Rhodochrosite is Argentina's "national gemstone". Colorado officially named rhodochrosite as its state mineral in 2002. Large specimens have been found in the Sweet Home Mine near Alma, Colorado. It is sometimes called "Rosa del Inca", "Inca Rose" or Rosinca.