Rhodonite is a maganese silicate with a hardness of 5.5 to 6.5.
This pink to red colored gemstone can be found in rare red crystals or in a massive fine grained rock.
This fine grained pale pink to raspberry pink jewelry cabochon material has dark black maganese inclusions.
Rhodonite gets its name from the Greek word rhodos for its rose color. Rhodonite was once used to make service platters in Russia and was often given as a gift during royal czarist weddings.
Rhodonite is found in several areas including in the United States. It has been found in North Carolina, Colorado, New Jersey, and has been named as the state gem of Massachusetts.
Rhodonite can help you discover and develop hidden talents. Rhodonite is the stone of self worth. Rhodonite cabochon stones are also said to help you lose weight!