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Rhodonite

Restoration, Recovery, Heart Healing

Colour : Pink Often with Black inclusions
Chakra : Heart
Element : Earth
Astro Sign : Capricorn, Libra

Rhodonite is a stone for the heart that nurtures love and compassion into our life. With its pink and black hues it is an emotional balancer that helps us to see both sides of a story and balances yin-yang. Rhodonite also has a grounding energy that can help calm anxieties or feelings of panic. It is a healing stone that can aid in the mending of a broken heart or any emotional wounds from our past. Rhodonite promotes self love and forgiveness and is a great stone to carry with you when you are going through periods of sadness.

History

Rhodonite is a primarily pink stone, named after the Greek word 'rhodon' meaning rose, due to its rose like colour. It was first discovered in the 1790's in Russia and often used as decorative objects throughout the middle ages. 

Geology

Rhodonite is a silicate mineral found in manganese ores. It is can be found in Russia, Australia, Canada, Peru, South Africa, Mexico and Japan. It rates a 5.5-6.5 on the harness scale and regularly found along with rhodochrosite. It often has black veins running through it caused from the metamorphism of other manganese minerals.