Creative Metalsmithing from Scratch with Kim St. Jean
Rhodochrosite is a soft semiprecious gem, and the state mineral of Colorado, which is home to some of the best specimens of rhodochrosite. Rhodocrosite’s name comes from the Greek words for “rose-colored”--an accurate name for this blossoming stone with pink to red hues.

The Inca people believed that rhodochrosite is the blood of former rulers turned to stone; hence, rhodochrosite is sometimes called “rosa del Inca” or “Inca Rose.” This led to the trade name Rosinca, referring specifically to Argentinean rhodochrosite. Whether you’re making a single rhodochrosite pendant, or a whole jewelry series revolving around pink rhodochrosite, we’ve got the smoothest, highest quality stones for your wire wrapping!

Wire-Sculpture stocks a wide assortment of cabochon gemstones to ensure we have the best products on hand for your wire jewelry making needs. Our wide selection of jewelry cabs comes from all over the world, and all our pieces are shaped and polished to impress.