This is a hand cut Local Rhodonite Gemstone from the Hollings Claim here on Saltspring Island.
Rhodonite is a semi precious British Columbia gemstone and is a manganese silicate mineral. It is also found in Africa, Australia and the USA.
Rhodonite often has black manganese inclusions in the form of crackled lines running through the stone that create striking and beautiful semi precious gemstones.
This stone was collected on Salt Spring Island and has been hand cut and set in an Art Nouveau style setting.
This pendant measures 1 1/4 by 7/8 inches.
The stone itself measures 20 by 15 mm or 3/4 inch by 5/8 inches wide.
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