Name: Rhodonite
Color(s): Rosy pink to pink with black inclusions
Mineral Information: Manganese metasilicate
Chemical Make-up: MnSiO3
Hardness: 5.5-6.5
Where they are found: Russia, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Sweden, Peru, and England. In the United States – North Carolina, Colorado, New Jersey, and has been named as the state gem of Massachusetts.
About Stone: Rhodonite has quite a distinct pink or rose red base color, although stone containing black and colored veins is more popular than the uniformly pink stones. Told to be given to travelers in ancient times as protection, said to increase one’s heartbeat when imminent danger is perceived.The word rhodonite is said to be derived from the Greek wordrhodos for ‘rose’, although there is also reference that credits an ancient Celtic word rhod, which means ‘wheel’, as the origins of this stone’s name.
This is a stone that is an emotional balancer that is said to nurture love as well as encourage the brotherhood of humanity; having the ability to show one both sides of an issue to assist one to be more clear about coming to a conclusion in any disagreement.
Zodiac Association: Taurus
Metaphysical Properties: Stabilizes emotions. It soothes and brings order to feelings that are scattered, imbalanced, or ungrounded. Helps to transform your emotional foundation, making them more solid and secure. Helpful for confusion, and for expression of love or service.