Rhodonite Heart (Canada)

$22.00

Emotional Balance

Nurture feelings of love and brotherhood. 

Ground and revitalize your energy fields.

Heal emotional shock, wounds, and scars. 

Move forward with compassion and strength.

Let Rhodonite bring you deep emotional peace!

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Healing Properties of Rhodonite

Spiritual: Rhodonite is a fantastic stone for helping us explore our life’s purpose. It is a heart-centered stone which encourages us to live in balance both internally and externally. It shows us how we can use our unique gifts for our Highest Good as well as for the betterment of all mankind, or even all of life. Rhodonite enhances meditation, praye,r and dream-work; helping us to better understand the messages they bring. It is a stone that celebrates family, friendship, romance, and self-love as the cornerstones of a happy life. Rhodonite is attuned to the Root and Heart Chakras and linked to the astrological sign of Taurus. It is connected to the elements of Earth and Fire and vibrates to the number 9.

Emotional: Rhodonite is possibly the very best emotional healer in the crystal kingdom. It can help us to heal recent emotional wounds as well as old emotional scars from the past. Rhodonite is a powerful love stone, guiding us to a place where we can forgive ourselves and others, and return to that calm and happy place inside ourselves. It is particularly helpful for exploring questions of self-worth and confidence. Rhodonite’s gift is to help us to bring more love into the world, both love that is given give and that which we receive.

Mental: Rhodonite invites us to live and think from a heart-centered position. It helps us to understand both sides of any issue and to be magnanimous in our judgments. Rhodonite encourages us to be generous, and to attract those people who can best help us or whom we can best help. It reduces the effects of anxiety and depression, and shows us the silver lining in otherwise dark clouds. Rhodonite helps us to keep a cool head, especially when we find ourselves under pressure or in danger. It promotes positive and creative thinking.

Physical: Rhodonite is recommended for anyone who has suffered physical trauma, either recently or in the past.  If the trauma was recent, Rhodonite is an exceptionally comforting stone to hold while our body heals.  It helps protect our mind, so that even if our body has scars from the trauma, our mind can heal as cleanly as possible.  If the trauma was in the past, Rhodonite can help us to see how that trauma is still effecting our body and mind in the present.  For example we may have developed autoimmune disorders or perhaps a mental health issue such as PTSD, anxiety or depression.  We might also have developed unhealthy coping mechanisms to numb the pain, such as an eating disorder, substance abuse or another forms of self-harming.  Rhodonite helps us to recognize when this has happened and to gently shift our beliefs and actions so that full healing is possible.  Rhodonite offers us comfort and patience while we heal.  It promises us that the pain of the past can be healed and that a happy future is within our grasp.

Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.

Mineralogy of Rhodonite

Raw Rhodonite
Raw Rhodonite, San Martín Mine, Chiurucu, Huallanca, Peru

Mineral Family: Single-Chain Inosilicates

Chemical Composition: (CaMg)(Mn2+, Fe2+)4 [Si5 O 15]
Cleavage: Perfect
Color: Reddish-pink – may have black manganese inclusions
Crystal System: Triclinic
Form/Habit: Tabular
Fracture: Uneven, conchoidal
Gravity: 3.4-3.74
Hardness: 5.5-6.5
Luminescence: Red (long wave)
Luster: Vitreous
Streak: White
Transparency: Transparent to opaque

Location: Rhodonite deposits are found in Australia, Canada, Finland, Japan, Madagascar, Mexico, Peru, Russia, Sweden, South Africa, Tanzania, and the United States (New Jersey).

Rhodonite Quartz Mine Locations

Mineral Family: Rhodonite is a rare type of manganese silicate. Silicate minerals form the largest family of minerals, including more than 25% of all known minerals and 40% of all common minerals. In addition to being a major part of the Earth’s crust, Silicate minerals have also been found on the moon and in meteorites. Silicates are minerals which contain the elements Silicon (a light gray shiny metal) and Oxygen (a colorless gas). Together, these two elements form a tetrahedron – a shape similar to a pyramid – with a Silicon atom in the center and Oxygen atoms at each of the four corners. These tetrahedra connect with other chemical structures, in six different ways, to form various minerals and rocks. One way the tetrahedra can connect is in long single chains, and it is to this group that Rhodonite belongs. Other famous minerals in the single-chain group are Astrophyllite, Jadite, Kunzite and Nuumite.

Formation: Rhodonite is formed during the metamorphosis of sedimentary manganese ore deposits, a process which creates the rose color. If the rose colored stone is then partially oxidized through weathering it creates black patches and veins of manganese dioxide.

Mining: Typically mined in various manganese ores, often in association with Rhodochrosite. Depending on the quality it may be mined specifically as a gem or ornamental stone.

Rhodonite mine
Rhodonite Mine, Australia

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

Map courtesy of TravelBlog
Photos: Rough Rhodonite, Rhodonite Mine

History of Rhodonite

RoseRhodonite was “discovered” relatively recently by the metaphysical community and so it was not included in any early lapidaries, texts that describe gemstones and their powers. Despite being a very pretty and easily recognizable stone, it has very little history attached to it. 

The name Rhodonite comes from the Greek word rhodon, or rose. This is a reference to its beautiful pink coloring, which can range from hot pink (see Madagascar Rhodonite) to dusky pink, like these ones from Peru.  

Photos: Pink Rose

Ethically Sourced Rhodonite

 

 

The Miners sell directly to the Lapidary. 

The Lapidary sells directly to Moonrise Crystals. 

Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.

 

 

 

 

 

The Supply Chain

The Supply Chain is short and clean.

The Mine and the Lapidary are located in different countries but there are no middlemen involved.

The Mine

This Rhodonite is from a mine in Onterio, Canada. 

Canada is one of the few countries that has adopted environmentally-friendly and sustainable mining practices.

Canada has one of the safest mining standards in the world. 

Learn More: Ethical Mining

 

 

The Lapidary

This Rhodonite was polished in a Chinese Factory for an American company.    

The Lapidary is a family-business run by two brothers who visit mines around the world.

Factory workers have safe conditions and are paid fairly.

The Lapidary sells primarily at large gem shows.

Learn More: Ethical Lapidary

 

Sourcing Relationship

I first encountered the US wholesaler at the 2015 Franklin, North Carolina Gem and Mineral Show.  They carry a wide-variety of tumbled stones, both common and rare.  The family is originally from Pakistan and was the first company to import K2, sky-blue Azurite from the famous mountain. When I first saw K2 I knew it was real, but didn’t know what it was and so approached one of the owners.  He and I had an instant rapport.

Years later, we greet with a hug and he expects me to have questions about all his new stock.  He tells me, with justifiable pride, about all the improvements he’s made to his business since we last spoke.  In 2019, this source began to label all their stones with country-of-origin.  When I asked him why, he told me that he listens to his customers and I keep asking him where all the stones come from.

Safe Handling of Rhodonite

Rhodonite

What You’ll Receive: A 100% natural Rhodonite

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: Canada

Polishing Method: Polished by hand, one stone at a time. Each heart is unique and minor variations are what makes them beautiful.

Details:

  • Color: Pink and green Rhodonite mixed together, may also have some black, gold or grey markings
  • Polish: Shiny and smooth
  • Quality: AA
  • Shape: Puffy heart
  • Size: Average size is 1 x 1 x .5 in / 25 x 25 x 12 mm
  • Transparency: Opaque
  • Weight: Average weight is 0.9 oz / 25 g / 127 carats

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

Reviews

  1. Michael N. (New Jersey)

    totally wonderful buying experience

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