Large Oval Rhodochrosite Sterling Earrings by Navajo Artisan Shirley Henry Native American Indian Silver Jewelry NAER-1452 . These showy 25mm by 18mm Oval cabochon Rhodochrosite stones are beautifully matched offering a wonderful rosy color and blend of ribbon crystals. Ms. Henry has a wonderful knack for showcasing large high end stones in simple contemporary Sterling Silver settings as demonstrated in these showy yet lightweight earrings.
Rhodochrosite (nicknamed 'The Love stone') is a very attractive mineral with an absolutely one-of-a-kind, beautiful rosy color. There are many localities for Rhodochrosite throughout the world including the Sweet Home Mine in Colorado. Rhodochrosite is commonly found in the form of stalactites and stalagmites in the caves of Argentina. Rhodochrosite (whose name means rose-colored) often forms pink and white bands.