Rhodonite is the stone of love, compassion and generosity. It helps one achieve their greatest potential and develop and acknowledge their hidden talents. It dispels anxiety, making it a great stress relief aid. Rhodonite balances the yin-yang energies and promotes following one’s heart. It enhances and provide clarity to dreams, daydreams, and inner work. It helps one utilize loving energies to benefit all.
Chemical Formula: (Mn,Fe,Mg,Ca)SiO3
Rhodonite is a manganese silicate. It is formed when sedimentary manganese ore deposits undergo heat and pressure. This makes the pink colors in Rhodonite and then additional weathering adds the black color. It is of the silicate variety. A major part of the earth’s crust contains silicate minerals. Silicon is a key ingredient that impacts our daily lives. It is used in bricks, glass, steel, computers and more. It is also a beneficial element inside plants that promotes proper plant functioning. In the human body, manganese is an element that strengthens the body's defenses. It has pain-relieving effects and is great for detoxification. It helps the heart and heart functioning.
Rhodonite gets its name from the Greek word, rhodos, meaning rose. This has to do with its lovely pink color. It was originally discovered in Russia in the Ural Mountains in the 1790s and was referred to as the eagle stone. This was because locals noticed eagles carrying this stone to their nests. Then the locals started placing Rhodonite in their children’s rooms in hopes that they would grow and be strong like the eagles. Rhodonite was made into vases and service platters in Russia and often times given as gifts at the weddings of Russian royalty. The wife of Alexander II, an Emperor of Russia, had a Rhodonite tomb. Later, people used Rhodonite as a travel stone. It was said that if their traveler was in danger, the stone would notify the person by having their heart race.
Size: 1.5" x 1" x .75"
Other Names: Angel Blush
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