Rhodonite is a manganese inosilicate, (Mn, Fe, Mg, Ca)SiO3 and member of the pyroxenoid group of minerals, crystallizing in the triclinic system. It commonly occurs as cleavable to compact masses with a rose-red color (the name comes from the Greek ῥόδος rhodos, rosy), often tending to brown because of surface oxidation.
The pendent bead is on a 26 inch sterling silver chain. The jasper bead is about 2 inches long. The earrings are on nickel free French hooks. The earring jasper beads are about 1 1/4 inches long.