Rhodochrosite is a beautiful gemstone for supporting and healing the heart with gentle and positive energy. Care should be taken when handling and setting because rhodochrosite is a relatively soft stone, at just 4 on the Moh’s scale.
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Rhodochrosite was named the ‘Inca Rose Stone’ by the Inca people. They believed that it was the blood of their former kings and queens that were turned to stone. The name also translates to ‘Rose Coloured’.
Rhodochrosite gemstones can be found in deep red and hot pink colours which are down to the element manganese found within the stone. Rhodochrosite is a gemstone of balance and love, and belongs to the calcite group of minerals, found in locations including Colorado, Peru, South Africa, the USA, and Argentina. Fine rhodochrosite is cut into gemstones for high quality jewellery designs.
We currently stock rhodochrosite stones in round and oval shapes, ranging from 4mm to 8mm. Got a query for other jewellery makers? Log into our forum via our website to ask one of our experts for advice or call us directly on 0345 100 1122.
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