Fine grade rhodonite crystals from Pakistan. These highly polished stones have the smoothest texture which makes them incredibly tactile. Boasting an almost scarlet colour alongside black inclusions of manganese oxide, they're ideal for collectors or can be used for their metaphysical properties.
Rhodonite is suited to those in a new or long term relationship. Associated with the heart chakra, its energy focuses on love and compassion. Rhodonite calms anxiety, boosts confidence and promotes truth and happiness. It has a strong connection to forgiveness and encourages unselfish behaviour. Due to its soothing and calming energies rhodonite is often used for deep meditation.
The meaning of the name rhodonite comes from the Greek word 'rhodon' meaning rose or rosy. Although sometimes mistaken for the mineral rhodochrosite, the confusion usually stems from the similarity of the names and not appearance.
The distinctive markings often seen in rhodonite are dendritic inclusions of manganese oxide. Although they appear mostly as spidery veins, these black markings can vary in shape and size from the smallest dot to large areas which almost cover the rhodonite completely.