The rhodonite from our range impresses with its basic color in pink and the attractive black pattern. Due to the beautiful drawing, the gemstone is preferably used for the production of handicrafts or jewelry, for example in the eye-catching cabochon cut or as a pearl. The beautiful rhodonite was first found and documented at the beginning of the 19th century in Elbingerode in the Harz Mountains. It got its name from the local mine director, who referred to the intensive color of the gemstone, because the ancient Greek word Rhodes can be interpreted as "rose-colored". Today, the stone is increasingly mined in Russia, Australia and some South American countries.
Rhodonite: Traditional Use and Importance
Rhodonite has been revered as the stone of wanderers since ancient times. The ancient Romans regarded it as a protective companion on long journeys. But the pink gemstone is also a support for hikes in life, for example drastic changes or a change of job and home. Especially as a hand flatterer, it is also suitable for beginners in meditation to find peace. Traditionally, rhodonite is also used to relieve anxiety and depression, to alleviate pain and as a mediator in conflict situations. In chakra teaching, the beautiful stone is associated with the sacral and heart chakras.
Resolution of fears and pain
mediator in conflict situations
Rhodonite: color and transparency
The basic color of the rhodonite is a strong pink with a black pattern. The eye-catching pattern is created by manganese oxide. This chemical compound can occur in the transformation of rock in interaction with water and thus becomes part of the gemstone. Due to the toxicity of the manganese, the rhodonite must not be used for the production of gemstone water. Another distinguishing feature is its opaque to transparent structure. Since transparency is very rare in rhodonite, these specimens are particularly sought after.
Rhodonite: cleaning, discharging and charging
For the energetic discharge, the rhodonite is cleaned under running water. This should be done every 14 days and immediately after purchase. Sunbeams or rock crystal groups are suitable for charging the beautiful gemstone.