Rhodonite (Peru)

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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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

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 commonly used by metaphysical healers for treating trauma and shock, and to heal open wounds. It is also said to be good for healing the physical heart in particular and injured internal organs in general. Rhodonite is also believed to be an excellent support for weight loss, by stimulating the metabolism and encouraging us to exercise on a regular basis.  

Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.

Ethically Sourced Rhodonite

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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.

Rhodonite Tumbled Stone

Color: Pink, may have minor white inclusions. This is a 100% natural stone, so minor variations are part of their unique beauty

Size: 1 inch, or a little bit bigger

Weight: 1 oz

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

Supply Chain: Traveling Earth to Pocket, this stone would have traded hands only three times.

The mine and tumbler are a single company.  They sell directly to Moonrise Crystals.  Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.

Safe Handling of Rhodonite

Cleaning Healing Crystals

There are many ways to cleanse, charge, and set intentions with crystals.

Before cleaning your healing crystals, always consider the geology of each stone.  Some stones are sensitive to water and/or sunlight.  Best Practice is to keep your stones out of direct sunlight when you’re not working with them, simply because the sunlight will fade the crystal’s color over time.  This is especially true for transparent and translucent gems.  Remember crystals grow underground where it’s nice and dark!  Stones that are formed in dry desert conditions may be harmed by immersion in water.  This is especially true for fragile and porous stones.

One of the easiest and most effective way to energetically clean crystals is to smudge them with smoke from plants like sage, juniper, cedar, lavender, tobacco, etc.  Each plant has its own unique smell and spiritual property.  Moonrise Crystals smudges with white mountain sage (for cleansing) and sweet grass (for kindness) before the crystals are sent to their forever home with you.

Other common ways to energetically clean healing crystals are to set stones near a piece of Carnelian, Citrine, Kyanite, Selenite or other stones that are energy purifiers.  Be sure to pamper the purifying stones regularly so that they can continue to do their job properly.  Citrine and Kyanite are self-cleansers that don’t “need” extra care.  But they will love getting extra attention from you!

If a stone is doing a lot of heavy energetic work, one of the best ways to restore its energy reserves is to allow it to rest on the earth, next to a plant.  A potted plant inside the house works just fine.  Let the crystal rest overnight or longer, until its energy feels bright and sparkly again.

Charging and Setting Intentions with Healing Crystals

There is no right/wrong way to charge and set intentions.  But here’s a few ways that it’s done at Moonrise Crystals.

Cleanse the crystals and yourself.  It is good to take the time to physically clean stones before doing spiritual work.  It sets a tone of purity, respect, and reverence.  Hold the crystals or be near them.  Sing or talk to the stones.  Tell them about yourself and what you are working on.  Ask them for their help.  You don’t need to use any special words, simply speak from the heart.  Treat the crystals like your best friends and closest allies.    They want to help you.

If you feel shy or awkward, you can also write your message on a piece of paper and set the stones on top of it.  Music, including singing bowls, can also be used.  The most important thing is simply to be present with the stones and focused on setting the intention.

This can be done at any time, day or night.  However, nighttime is often a particularly good time for setting intentions.  Take the crystals outside, if possible.  You can talk to your crystals outside, or you may just want to sit near them and meditate or pray.

  • During the Full Moon, energy is amplified.  It is also a wonderful time to celebrate in the bright light when your intentions are already going well and you want to keep the trend going.
  • The New Moon is a time for new beginnings. The darkness is like planting a seed underground.  It will grow up into the Light.
  • Eclipses, meteorite showers, and other astronomical events will add their own unique energy.
  • Knowing where the moon is astrologically, can also add a fun element to intention setting.  The moon changes signs every 2-3 days.

Reviews

  1. Kathy E. (South Australia)

    Great. Fast postage. All good.

  2. Donna S. (Virginia)

    Beautiful pink color, without being mostly black, like other sellers.

  3. Kristin J. (Pennsylvania)

    Very beautiful stone! This is the prettiest rhodonite I have ever seen, and the energy is very nice. Shipped very fast and seller is wonderful.

  4. Elizabeth W. (Ohio)

    smooth transaction. quick shipping. beautiful stone, thoughtfully packaged.

  5. Jennifer W. (Washington)

    Another LOVELY order from Julie! What great quality stones. The rhodonite in particular has hardly any black – just lovely! I love Julie’s free gifts – the herbal teas are great and she includes a very high quality stone bag. So thoughtful. And my orders come so quickly despite coming from Hawaii!

  6. Karen (Illinois)

    Beautiful stone. Very pleased that it is consciously mined and also thrilled to know that Julie is also a crystal intuitive. Fast shipping, great packaging. Very pleased. A+++

  7. Natalie G. (California)

    Excellent communication, high-quality items. Would definitely buy from again! 🙂

  8. Nanscye S.D.

    My rhodonite stones arrived today although they introduced themselves in my dreams for the nights prior to their arrival. They are pretty, healthy, and wide-awake little stones. Many stones arrive in a deep sleep due to the traumas of their care or journey but not these!

  9. Jasey W. (North Carolina)

    Beautiful, perfect size. Great color

  10. Gregory C. (California)

    Wow, this stone has such a pretty color. Many thanks!!

  11. Maren S. (Virginia)

    Very soothing stone, love it in my medicine pouch, great customer service, dear Julie!!Thanks!

  12. Rosalia M. (Louisiana)

    Lovely size beautiful quality thankyou! !!!

  13. Fanny P. (Colorado)

    I will buy from Julie again! She shipped fast and the stone is PERFECT!

  14. Lara T. (Texas)

    Very nice rhodonite — great color.

  15. Rachel W. (Indiana)

    Amazing seller, great communication! Wouldnt buy anywhere else.

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