Often called rock roses, you can see why.
A richly evocative image to lighten up any room.
It was part of Liberty's Autumn Winter 2012 collection, and was loved by many.
The Incas believed that rhodochrosite is the blood of their former rulers, and today is found in Argentinian and Romanian silver mines. In its rare pure form, it is this rose-red colour.
It is also Colorado’s gemstone, and, less romantically, a key component of low-cost stainless steel production.