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Rhodochrosite and Black Onxy Intarsia Gemstone Frame Pendant Necklace

  • $ 3250

A vintage Intarsia pendant with a black onyx frame and a rhodochrosite interior picture. I wrapped the pendant with square silver wire and added a 24 inch silver plated rope chain. The rhodochrosite has a scalloped lace pattern. The pendant is double sided.

Intarsia is a type of stone inlay in which pieces of stone are made to fit together very precisely with no spaces, forming a geometric design that looks like a framed picture. The Latin word for this is pietre dure and it is a technique that was first used in the 16th century in Italy.

The pink color of Rhodochrosite is caused by the element manganese and it is formed when manganese is dissolved by ground water and combines with a carbonate material and then drips off the ceiling of caves and crevices deep underground. Rhodochrosite occurs as a manganese mineral in the silver mines.

Rhodochrosite's powers include drawing love to the wearer and it helps to release past psychological issues. It inspires forgiveness, heals emotional scars, and attracts love. It also helps one face reality and new situations. Rhodochrosite is thought to relieve stress and is used by healers to cleanse the aura. It is said to improve eyesight. The Incas believed that it is the blood of their former kings and queens that was turned to stone.

Rhodochrosite is found in Argentina, Peru, and Romania. The Sweet Home Mine near Alma, Colorado produces the highly prized and rare red crystals which are found only in a few places on earth.

Black onyx is a grounding stone as well as a balancing one. It is used to deflect the negativity of others. It is reputed to improve concentration and devotion and is often used in rosaries. Onyx is valuable in difficult times and enhances the self. It is also supposed to cure nightmares, fantasies and visions. It effectively wards off evil. Onyx jewelry is worn to defend against negativity.

Stones listed as natural, raw, or rough may have some imperfections and inclusions. Be sure to check all photos, including the zoom feature, for details about a particular stone. Please see photo with ruler for size. Colors may vary with individual monitors.

Many stones are susceptible to fading, and they should be kept out of direct sunlight. Do not use hot water or salt water to clean them. Stone properties and descriptions are for informational purposes only and do not offer any guaranteed outcomes. Also, they are not intended as a substitute for medical care.

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