This sterling-cored bracelet bead is handmade in New Hampshire from Rhodonite, the state gemstone of Massachusetts. It comes from the Betts Mine in Plainfield, Massachusetts, which is no longer in operation. Each beautiful stone bead varies greatly in color; from bubblicious pink, to buff, rose, coral and even some browns. Some beads have swirls of manganese oxide. To be sure - no two beads are the same! They all have the sterling universal core and fit Pandora, Troll, Chamilia and Silverado bracelets.