Rhodonite, Greek for rose, is red and pink in color with black dendritic inclusions. Deposits of rhodonite can be found in Australia, Finland, Canada, Japan, Madagascar, Mexico, Russia, Sweden, South Africa, Tanzania, and The United States (New Jersey). The columns in Mayakovskaya underground railway station in Moscow, built in 1938 are faced with beautiful slabs of pink rhodonite!
Our Rhodonite beads are a gorgeous deep rose color. Some of the strands (those with extra black matrix) are marbled with black – we love pink and black together!
More About Rhodonite
Rhodonite, from the Greek word “rhodon”, meaning “rose” is a pink colored manganese silicate. It is often confused with rhodochrosite, which is a rose colored manganese carbonate. Not surprisingly, the two gemstones are often found in close proximity. Rhodonite is often marbled with a black matrix of manganese oxide.