"Rhodochrosite is a gorgeous, deep raspberry-pink or rose-red crystal that is also called the Stone of the Compassionate Heart. It is the quintessential gemstone of love and compassion. Rhodochrosite brings true joy to one's life, heals old wounds and makes it possible to love oneself and others unconditionally." That's how it's described by Google, and we're stickin' to that explanation. It was first discovered in Romania. However, the striped, or "banded" rhodochrosite like that above is found in Argentina. It's also spelled with an "a." The Navajo, of course, love this beautiful crystal and employ it in their jewelry. This pendant is 1 and 5/8th's-inches long (not counting the bale) and one-inch across at the widest point. Weight is 15.4-grams, or .54-ounces. Hallmarked. Always complimentary Priority shipping within the U.S.