Rhodonite Pendants – Known as the ‘stone of love’, Rhodonite is a beautiful
rose pink to dark red colored stone with a characteristic black manganese oxide
dendritic addition. The origin of the name comes from the Greek word ‘rhodon’
translating to ‘rose’ due to their color similarities. Its lustre and tone make
it a popular choice for creating ornaments.
deposits of Rhodonite is found all over the world such as Australia, South
Africa, Canada, USA, Mexico, Japan, Russia, Sweden, Tanzania, Finland, Italy,
New Zealand, Brazil, and Madagascar. In 1979 it became the emblem stone for the
state of Massachusetts.
is commonly cut into cabochon, beads, tumbled and drilled. It suits many
designs such as wire wrapped, bezel and tribal, and also different metals such
as gold, silver and copper. One may think that the color may only suit females,
however it is not the case. Rhodonite has been seen in men’s jewelry such as
macramé, beaded necklace, wire wrap and cufflinks.
of the most renowned Rhodonite include Faberge’s scent bottle, a silver mounted
Rhodonite casket, a desk clock that sold in auction for $134,500, and also
carved Rhodonite in the Church of the Saviour on Blood and The Winter Palace at
it is said to help with self-growth, love and realizations. It can sooth the
emotions, reduce stress and anxiety. It can assist the wearer to mend a broken
heart, move on from the past and find true love. It removes self-destructive
tendencies, reliance on others, emotional instability and abusive environments.
it helps find inner peace, empathy, true compassion and understanding in all
it helps with lung issues, allergies, immunity, psychological stress, headaches,
stunted bone growth, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and cardiovascular
astrological sign for Rhodonite is Taurus. It is the birthstone for those born
in the month of May. Rhodonite is for the root/base chakra and also the heart