With a hardness of 4, fair toughness and fair stability, rhodochrosite is best suited for use in pendants, earrings and brooches and consideration should be given before setting in rings and bracelets.
Hardness – resistance to scratching and wear
Stability – resistance to alteration by light, heat or chemicals
Toughness – resistance to fracture, cleavage or cracking
Please note you will receive the stone in the photograph