Rhodochrosite Gemstone Treatment
Rhodochrosite is often coated with colorless substances (polymer resins) in order to improve the surface uniformity and stabilizing the gemstone.
Rhodochrosite Gemstone in Jewellery
Rhodochrosite is a relatively new gemstone in jewellery industry. It has been in the industry since 1940. In 1950s it became very popular due to its glorious color. It is a soft gemstone but for the same reason mentioned before it is used in all types of jewellery especially in more protected designs such as earrings and pendants. It is mainly used to make beautiful beads and cabochons as it is less prone to breaking than a faceted stone.Shop from our safe amazon-powered store Here or alternatively shop directly from amazon.com.
Rhodochrosite Gemstone Care
Rhodochrosite should not be cleaned by ultrasonic or steam cleaners. It is very sensitive to acids, so any contact with chemicals should be avoided. Sugilite gemstone should not come into contact with cosmetics, hairspray, perfume or household chemicals. Sugilite jewellery should be taken off while doing household work. Rhodochrosite is a relatively soft gemstone and it can be scratched by other gemstones easily, so it should be stored separately from other gemstones. The best way to clean rhodochrosite gemstones is by using soapy water and a soft cloth.
Rhodochrosite Gemstone Basic Properties Table
|Chemical Formula||Manganese carbonate|
|Hardness||4 on the Mohs scale|
|Crystal System||Trigonal, rhombohedra|
|Refractive Index||1.600 to 1.820
|Specific Gravity (SG)
||3.45 - 3.70|
||Transparent to opaque|
|Lustre||Vitreous, pearly, resinous|