Solid Rhodonite Palm Stone for Crystal Healing
Rhodonite palm stone, beautifully polished and exceptionally tactile. This ergonomically shaped mineral fits comfortably into the palm of the hand which makes it ideal for use in alternative therapies such as crystal healing.
Although rhodonite is best known for its raspberry red colour it can also occur in many other shades of red and pink and is often found with inclusions of manganese oxide. These distinctive black markings can either be seen in the rock matrix, as fracture-fillings or as dendrites which are crystal formations that resemble 'branching forms'. The amount of manganese oxide present in rhodonite can vary dramatically and whilst some stones have nothing more than a tiny spec, others can be so heavily included that the entire surface of the stone may be almost completely black. When inclusions occur as dendrites they're sometimes mistaken for fossilised organic matter but are simply patterns of crystals similar to those seen on glass windows.
There are a couple of very minor nicks in this rhodonite palm stone which we only mention because customers sometimes compare polished minerals to gemstones but minerals generally tend to only be lightly polished so as not to lose more material than is really necessary. Interestingly, in crystal healing minerals with imperfections whether they've occurred naturally or at the hand of man, are believed to hold some of the strongest energies. This is because despite sustaining "a wound" they're still beautiful enough to attract our attention and which allegedly makes increases their power.
Weight (grams) : 129
Size (cms) : 7. x 4.8 x 2