We cut this Rhodonite specimen in a natural cut to show a stone with much color contrast. Look at the sophisticated range of Pinks, charcoal, black and green! I roll printed dried dracaena leaves for one of a kind texture on the sterling silver backplate.
To further take advantage of the natural beauty of the stone, I set it into a fine silver partial bezel. Plus, I added prongs on the top, bottom and side. This step secures the stone and still shows it to advantage.
I hand forged a sterling silver toggle bar to clasp the chain. Drop the bar into the bail ring for one style. Or use the black onyx ring, for adjustable lengths of 18”-24”. This rhodonite was custom cut and polished in our own lapidary studio by George Barris.
Rhodonite, Betts Mine, Plainville, MA
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