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Monday, April 21, 2014

It's the letter "R" for Blogging A - Z Challenge

Today’s topic starts with the letter “R”.
Rhodonite is the letter “R” stone for today.  Its name comes from the Greek “rhodon” meaning rosy.  It is a pretty rosy pink to orangey red.  It can also have a strong black streak that looks very pretty in jewelry pieces. 

It can be made into many different bead shapes or carved into focal pieces.  

It can be found in Australia, Brazil, Peru, Russia and the US.  It is the official gem of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Sorry this one is so short but there wasn't much to discover about this stone.
Please stop back by again tomorrow for the reveal of the letter "S".

1 comment:

  1. Hi Carolyn, Lovely raw piece and it does make wonderful focal beads, I'm all about anything shinny