Rhodonite Heart (Peru)

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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).

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 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 Rhodonite 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 Rhodonite 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 2019-2020 school year.

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: Peru

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

Details:

  • Color: Predominately pink, may have gray, white, black or yellow inclusions.
  • Polish: Shiny and completely smooth
  • Quality: AA
  • Shape: Puffy heart
  • Size: Average size varies
    • Small Palm size is 1.75 in /44 mm
    • Large Palm size is 2 in / 50 mm
  • Transparency: Opaque
  • Weight: Average weight varies
    • Small Palm size is 2.7 oz / 76 grams / 382 carats
    • Large Palm size is 4.2 oz / 119 g / 595 carats
  • Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days.  International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.
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