Rhodochrosite Heart


Tender Love

Attract soul mates, both lovers and friends.

Feel secure while expressing emotions.

Heal abuse and trauma from the past.

Become more compassionate and understanding.

Let Rhodochrosite guide you to love wisely and deeply.

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Healing Properties of Rhodochrosite

Spiritual: Rhodochrosite evokes the Goddess and the vibration of Divine Love. It invites our spirit and heart to be courageous and compassionate, in alignment with whatever is true and good. Rhodochrosite encourages us to constantly ask “what would love do?” in each situation we encounter, and to respond accordingly. Rhodochrosite also teaches us the art of Lila – or sacred play. It reminds us that playing and laughing are important spiritual activities which nourish our soul. When we joyful embrace life, we honor the Creator and, in so doing, recognize deep in our hearts that we are worthy of the Light that so freely shines down on us. Rhodochrosite is attuned to the Solar Plexus and Heart Chakras and linked to the astrological signs of Leo, Scorpio. It is connected to the elements of Fire and Water and vibrates to the number 4.

Emotional: Rhodochrosite gives us new energy, making us more cheerful and less prone to depression. When “all is well” in our own life, Rhodochrosite inspires self-confidence, generosity, spontaneity, and creativity. But when we have suffered trauma and are in emotional pain, Rhodochrosite’s energy shifts to all-encompassing focus on love and comfort. It evokes the wise, fierce, and loving Mother Goddess to hold us and make us whole again. Rhodochrosite is especially good for anyone who has been abused, is suffering from a broken heart, has survivor guilt, or otherwise struggles with feelings of unworthiness. Rhodochrosite gently takes away the pain and helps us to work through our complex emotions; reminding us over and over again, that we are loved, we are seen, and we will be alright.

Mental: Rhodochrosite wakes up our mind and fills it with ideas and encourages us to get to work. It brings an enthusiasm for new projects and keeps us engaged with ongoing activities. Rhodochrosite inspires us to be more curious, which in turn makes work and study more enjoyable and the time speed by faster. Rhodochrosite also encourages us to be more honest and not tend towards denial or avoidance, particularly in regards to serious and uncomfortable problems. It is a wonderful stone to take to therapy sessions or to work with while processing pain from the past/present and fears for the future.

Physical: Rhodochrosite is used by metaphysical healers to treat the reproductive system and sexual disorders, as well as the circulatory and nervous system. It is also said to reduce the frequency of migraines and ease physical withdrawal from substance addictions. Rhodochrosite is believed to help the body eliminate toxins effectively, promoting regularity, and flushing the intestines.

Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.

Mineralogy of Rhodochrosite

Raw Rhodochrosite
Raw Rhodochrosite, Boldut Mine, Romania

Mineral Family: Carbonites

Chemical Composition: Mn{CO3}
Cleavage: Perfect
Color: Rose-red to yellowish, striped
Crystal System: Hexagonal/trigonal
Form/Habit: Rhombohedral
Fracture: Uneven, conchoidal
Gravity: 3.45-3.7
Hardness: 4
Luminescence: Red (long and short wave)
Luster: Vitreous (glassy)
Streak: White
Transparency: Transparent to opaque

Location: The most important Rhodochrosite deposits are located in Argentina. Additional Rhodochrosite deposits are located in Chile, Mexico, Peru, South Africa, and the United States.Rhodochrosite Mine Locations

Mineral Family: Rhodochrosite is a Carbonate mineral. Carbonates are an important part of the Earth’s crust and are found in sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks. Carbonates are minerals which contain the carbonate group CO3 as their basic structural unit. They form in a trigonal system with one carbon atom centrally located between 3 oxygen atoms. While there are over 70 types of Carbonate minerals, the most common are Dolomite, Siderite, and Calcite. It is closely related to Aragonite, Calcite, Magnesite and Malachite.

Formation: Formed in the sedimentary manner as part of the oxidation of Manganese ore. Essentially, water containing Manganese and Carbon acid collects in hollows and fills in cracks, creating a beautiful pink mineral. In Argentina, Rhodochrosite forms as stalagmites in silver mines!

Rhodochrosite mine
Rhodochrosite Stalactites, Argentina

Mining: Typically mined from the primary deposits which still have their original relationship with the host rock.

Enhancements: All Rhodochrosites are natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.

Synonyms: Manganese Spar, Raspberry Spar, Rosa del Inca, Inca Rose, Rosinca

Map courtesy of TravelBlog
Photos: Raw Rhodochrosite, Rhodochrosite Stalctites

History of Rhodochrosite

Rhodochrosite is a relatively “new” healing stone whose healing properties have only recently begun to be explored. It was first documented in 1813 in the silver mines of Romania. It was named after the Greek word rhodokhros, or rose-colored. Rhodochrosite is the national gemstone of Argentina and the state mineral of Colorado.

Ethically Sourced Rhodochrosite



The Miners tumble and polish their own stock.

The Miners sells directly to Moonrise Crystals. 

Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.






The Supply Chain

The Supply Chain is exceptionally short and clean.

The Mine and Lapidary are located in the same country.

The Mine and Lapidary are owned by the same family.



The Mine

This Rhodochrosite comes from a small family-owned mine in southern Peru.  

It causes only minor environmental damage and has safe conditions for workers. 

Learn More: Ethical Mining


The Lapidary

This Rhodochrosite was polished in Lima, Peru.    

The business is owned by a pair of brothers, one manages the mine, while the other manages the lapidary.

Factory workers have safe conditions and are paid fairly.

The business is also the direct-importer & sells exclusively at large gem shows.

Learn More: Ethical Lapidary


Sourcing Relationship

I first met the owner of the mine and lapidary in 2014 at the Gem and Mineral Show in Tucson, Arizona.  At that time, he was set up with a single table and the only major Gem Show he attended was in Tucson.  While most lapidaries sell their tumbled stone in pre-packaged bags by the pound or kilo, this seller allowed me to cherry pick through his stock and buy only the best.  Since then, his spot in Tucson has expanded to four tables under a tent and he now sells at two of the major European shows.  It has been fun to watch our businesses grow.     

In 2018, I asked the owner if he would be willing to help connect me with a rural school in Peru near his mine.  I told him that I wanted to “give back” to the communities that provided these beautiful crystals.  He was pleased by my request and later that year introduced me to the principle of a suitable Peruvian school.  We hope to begin supporting this school in the 2021-2022 school year.

Safe Handling of Rhodochrosite


What You’ll Receive: A 100% natural Rhodochrosite

Selection Process: The stone I select for you will be carefully chosen for its beauty and appeal.  If combined with other stones, I always take time to choose stones that look and feel good together.

Origin: Peru

Polishing Method: Individually hand-polished. Each stone is unique and minor variations are what makes them beautiful..


  • Color: Predominately pink, with some gray or white areas.
  • Polish: Shiny and completely smooth
  • Quality: AA
  • Shape: Puffy heart
  • Size: Average size is 2.5 x 2.5 x 1 in / 63 x 63 x 25 mm
  • Transparency: Opaque
  • Weight: Average weight is 5.6 oz / 158 g / 793 carats

Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days.  International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.


  1. Vildane I (Kosovo)

    I recieved my crystals today, everything is perfect. I can’t wait to activate and use them. Thank you so much

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