Handmade Rhodochrosite brass pendant strung on an 18" tarnish-free 14K gold-filled chain.
Inspired by Aten/Aton, the Sun God in traditional ancient Egyptian religion. Aten was the original sun god that the more popular sun god Ra was derived from. Aten was more of an aspect of Ra and is depicted as a solar disk terminating in human hands. Aten creates the son in the mother's womb, the seed in men, and has generated all life.
ORIGINS: Argentina, South Africa, Peru, Montana, Russia, China, Gabon, Mexico, and Japan.
PROPERTIES: stimulates love and passion while energizing the soul. Rhodochrosite opens the heart, lifting depression and encouraging a positive and cheerful outlook. It improves self-worth and soothes emotional stress. Rhodochrosite encourages a positive attitude, creativity, and innovation, and enhances dream states.
HISTORY: Rhodochrosite draws its name from two Greek words, rhodon meaning 'rose' and chroma meaning 'color. ' This legendary stone dates back to the ancient Inca civilization. Upon discovering the gem in a cave in Argentina, the Incas incorporated the beautiful pink crystals into jewelry made with silver.