Rhodonite and Clear Topaz Pendant
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Rhodonite is a pink stone that ranges from a light to dark pink. It will often be veined with black, white, grey or yellow minerals that run through the stone. It is believed that millions of years ago rhodonite was a solid pink colored stone. Earthquakes and erosion caused cracks in the stone. These cracks then re-healed through time with other minerals and colors in the original pink stone. These are natural in the stone and give rhodonite it's unique look and character.
The main Canadian sources of rhodonite include the Yukon Territory, Hill 60 near Duncan, B.C., and near Penticton, British Columbia. The Canadian rhodonite has been called the best in the world because of its deep pink color.
Rhodonite has been called the stone of love and is believed by some to reduce stress and calm the mind. Some believe it may help with injuries as it may strengthen muscles and help the heart and circulation.
Topaz is a high temperature mineral that is often found in igneous rocks. There are several different colours of topaz, but the most common is colorless or clear, white, followed by blue, pale yellow, sherry colored, various greens, and sometimes pink. Topaz may also be heat treated to produce different colours and hues, sometimes with spectacular results. Included in treated topazes are ecstasy topaz, an orange red topaz called hyacinth, plus many other unusual colours. Mystic topaz is formed when the stone is treated with titanium oxide.
Topaz stones are almost always faceted. This is done to show off the intense colors. A nice topaz stone will really sparkle. Topaz may be used as a birthstone for November. Some believe that topaz will aid in tissue regeneration and enhance the metabolism.
- Set in sterling silver.
- All Stones in setting: 38 mm x 10 mm x 6 mm
- Bail length: 11 mm
- Features genuine stones.
- This item includes an information card about the stones.
- A certificate of authenticity is included with this item.
- This stone requires special care - exposure to water and other chemicals, such as lotions or perfumes, will damage it over time. If you polish the jewellery, avoid polishing the stone itself. A silver-cleaning dip should never be used with this piece.
*Sterling silver chain is not included. It is available for purchase here.