Rhodonite gemstone beads are reddish pink in color with dramatic black inclusions. After large deposits in Argentina were discovered in the 1930’s, Rhodonite became very popular. Within a few years, rhodonite slabs covered over 260 square feet of columns in Moscow Metro stations! Our Rhodonite beads are a gorgeous deep rose color with black matrix.
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. The two gemstones are often found in close proximity. Rhodonite is often marbled with a black matrix of manganese oxide.
Metaphysically, Rhodonite is used for self-discovery and finding everyday inspirations and wisdom. It is associated with the heart chakra.