Rhodonite (Brazil)

$79.50

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 one of the most powerful stones for love and healing.  It is a heart-centered stone that teaches us that our greatest potential is attained by loving as deeply and purely as possible.  It invites us to love ourselves, to love the people close to us, to love our community, to love newcomers and strangers, and to simply love all the world.  It shows us that when we love, we become a Light Bringer who raises the vibration for one and all.  Rhodonite gently reminds us to follow the Golden Rule and to love our neighbors as ourselves. It is a wonderful tool for enhancing love and compassion-based meditations and prayers.  It is equally fantastic for anything related to community healing and well-being.  Rhodonite inspires generosity, forgiveness, and inclusiveness.  It 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.  Its soothing energy heals recent emotional wounds as well as old emotional scars.  It can help us to make sense of pain caused by our closest loved ones as well as by strangers whose actions have negatively impacted us.  Rhodonite gently guides us to forgiveness and peace, both for ourselves and for others.  It also helps us to find or re-discover that calm and happy center inside ourselves.  Rhodonite is particularly helpful if we need to explore questions of self-worth and confidence.  If our sense of self has been damaged, Rhodonite helps us to see ourselves clearly and compassionately and to stop believing the old lies.  If we are in a good place in life, Rhodonite asks us to generously help those around us so that they too can rise up.  It wisely reminds us to give respectfully so that we maintain the other person’s sense of dignity.  It helps us to give like a peer and a friend, rather than magnanimously from upon high.  It reminds us that everyone we meet is our brother or sister. Rhodonite attracts those people who can best help us or whom we can best help.

Mental: Rhodonite invites us to live and think from a heart-centered perspective. It helps us to understand both sides of any issue and to be merciful in our judgments.  If a situation has become chaotic or terrible, Rhodonite sooths and calms so that we can find our peaceful center again.  Rhodonite helps us to keep a cool head, especially when we find ourselves emotionally triggered.  It helps us to distinguish between actual reality and the negative beliefs and feelings that have been triggered.  Rhodontite gently reminds us to not believe every negative thought or feeling just because it’s in our head, it doesn’t automatically make it real.  Rhodonite asks us to constantly check in with reality and respond wisely with love.  Rhodonite can help us lift ourselves out of patterns of anxiety and depression and helps us to see the silver lining in otherwise dark clouds.   

Physical: Rhodonite is recommended for anyone who has suffered a major 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).

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 to a rough Gem Dealer/Exporter.

The Exporter sells directly to the Lapidary.

The Lapidary sells directly to Moonrise Crystals.

Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.

 

 

 

 

 

The Supply Chain

The Supply Chain is clean and relatively short.

The Mine and the Lapidary are located in different countries and at least one middleman is involved.

 

 

The Mine

This Rhodonite comes from an industrial Nephrite Jade mine in British Columbia, Canada.

The exact mine is unknown, but 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 Cape Town, South Africa.

The Lapidary is a family-owned business, founded by father and passed on to his sons.

Factory workers have safe conditions and are paid fairly.

The Lapidary is also the direct-importer & sells primarily at large gem shows.

Learn More: Ethical Lapidary

 

Sourcing Relationship

I have been doing business with this source since 2014.  They are the oldest tumbling company in the world and have more varieties, in more sizes, than any other known source.  The company started in California in the 1950s and was eventually bought by a British immigrant who had young sons.  Eventually the company moved to South Africa in order to be closer to the source of their best-selling stone and to have the legal rights to export it.  The company is now run by the sons and their childhood best friend.

The current owners visit many small and industrial-size mines personally.  For artisanal-mined deposits in sub-Sahara Africa, the owners work with Gem Dealers who deal directly with the part-time miners.  The majority of these Gem Dealers are women.  Some, but not all, of their stones are labeled with country-of-origin.  For those that aren’t, I ask the owners directly.  As I’ve learned more about mining practices in individual countries, I have become increasingly selective about what I will purchase from them.  However, they remain my preferred source for most of the stones I sell from sub-Sahara Africa.

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: Brazil

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

Details:

  • Color: Vivid Pink
  • Polish: Shiny and smooth
  • Quality: AAA
  • Shape: Rounded
  • Size: Average size is 1 in / 25mm
  • Transparency: Opaque
  • Weight: Average weight is 1 oz / 28 g / 141 carats

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

Reviews

  1. Steven H (Texas)

    I received the crystal a few days ago and the Rhodonite is so beautiful. It had a warm over all feeling, very emotional when holding. The Rhodonite is getting a lot of attention from me.

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