Stone: Rhodonite, Jade
Fabrication Type: Handcrafted
Material: Cord, Tassel
Rhodonite is a manganese inosilicate and member of the pyrxenoid group of minerals, crystallizing in the triclinic system. Rhodonite is the official gemstone of Massachusetts. Rhodonite is rated between 5.5 and 6.5 on the Mohs hardness scale. Rhodonite is thought to help forgiveness and promote mutual understanding.
Jade refers to an ornamental mineral, mostly known for its green varieties. It can refer to either of two different minerals: nephrite, a silicate of calcium and magnesium, or jadeite, a silicate of sodium and aluminium. Jade is featured prominently in ancient Asian art, as well as having an important place in many other cultures. Jade is rated between 6 and 7 on the Mohs hardness scale. Jade is thought to help maintain balance between work and rest in life, as well as promote peace and harmony.
Each piece is similar, though no item at Crystal Joys is exactly the same as every item uses a unique stone that is non-fabricated. Every item at Crystal Joys is truly "one of a kind". Slight variations in color, size and bead shape exist.
This item is handcrafted by an individual with a developmental disability that has a meaningful employment opportunity as a result of your purchase.