Rhodonite occurs in various shades of pink to deep red. Stones are often included with manganese oxides. These distinctive black patterns can be fracture fillings, part of the rock matrix (the rock in which the mineral is embedded) or can also be dendritic.
Although dendrites often resemble organic matter they're actually crystal formations with a 'branching form'. These type of crystals are similar to those seen on glass windows during cold winter months.
Inclusions of manganese oxide in rhodonite can vary from a single tiny spot to almost complete coverage of the stone.
When used for its metaphysical properties rhodonite is associated with the heart chakra. By removing blockages it allows energy to flow freely enabling emotional wounds and scars from the past to heal.
Rhodonite offers support during times of need and can be a great companion for when dealing with difficult and emotional situations.