This Rhodochrosite string of beads measures 16” long with a knot in between each bead, each bead is about 1/2” thick and a little over an inch long. It’s 58 grams all together and has 25 beads. Ready to wear or take apart and inspire something of your own creation...the possibilities are endless! Rhodochrosite is considered to be one of the most beautiful mineral formations among collectors with its rich display of hot pink to red colors. A soft rock, rhodochrosite is isomorphic to the calcite group of rocks, meaning they share crystalline structure but have different mineral content. Rhodochrosite is a manganese formation displaying varying colors of pink and brown depending on other mineral inclusions. In the human body, manganese helps build connective tissue, bones, blood-clotting factors and sex hormones. It is also used for metabolizing fat and carbohydrates, blood sugar regulation and normal brain function. Rhodochrosite is a heart healing and trauma recovery stone, aiding the heart to integrate difficult feelings. With gentle encouragement and support, this stone works with each individual to reveal their highest healing potential, develop compassion and release judgment. Explore and open your heart with this beautiful string of beads.