Rhodochrosite - Color, Facts, Power, Mythology, History and Myths

Rhodochrosite Last updated : January 19, 2020 7:37 PM

The stone of love and Balance, Rhodochrosite is the free-form shaped cabochons. It is believed that when Rhodochrosite is worn or carried, it can help you get love into your life by boosting your inner hidden charisma, and directing your magnetism to highest physical levels.

The word Rhodochrosite is derived from a Greek word “rhodon”, which means rose, and “chroma”, which means color. Rhodochrosite is now considered as the official state mineral of Colorado. There was a belief in the people of Inca Empire that Rhodochrosite is the blood of their former kings and queens which has turned into a precious stone, and that is why they named Rhodochrosite as Inca Rose.

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Where is Rhodochrosite found?

This gemstone is found in Argentina, Namibia, the U.S.A., Mexico, South Africa, Spain and Romania.

Healing Properties

Benefits of Rhodochrosite

  • Physical Healer

Being soothing and warm in nature, Rhodochrosite has a history of been used by the patients of respiratory diseases such as bronchitis and asthma. It is said to cleanse the circulatory system and kidneys and, helps in normalizing blood pressure and heart beat. It is also considered as the treatment of migraines, by widening the blood vessels, and also invigorates the sexual organs.

Rhodochrosite is also considered as the powerful treatment for blood pressure, herpes, colon, eyes, fingernails, cancer, bulimia, anorexia, infection, lungs, kidney, prostate, memory, and autoimmune disorders.

  • Emotional Healer

Rhodochrosite has a strong, yet loving and gentle energy that arouses the mind thereby uplifting depression and encouraging positive and dynamic outlook. It is also said to pacify emotional strain and pressure, surmount timidity and anxiety and to support feelings of self-esteem and self-worth. The strong energy that this stone possesses is widely known for uplifting emotional troubles.

  • Spiritual Healer

Rhodochrosite is known for its inspiring qualities while meditation. In the spiritual realm, Rhodochrosite is known to ease the issues of past lives, and finds out the solution for it. Being a spiritual healer, Rhodochrosite is considered as a linking driving force between wearer’s soul and heavenly bodies. Rhodochrosite Silver Jewelry supports the wearer in opening up with the world outside.

  • Heals and Balances Chakra

Rhodochrosite is excellent for cleaning Solar Plexus and the Root Chakras, recovering self-esteem, drawing love, and reducing emotional stress. Rhodochrosite helps in getting over the traumas that negatively impacts the human mind and body. It clears out the negative vibrations and connects one to the divinity.


Rhodochrosite Facts

Some facts about Rhodochrosite

  • He beautiful rose-colored Rhodochrosite was introduced in market in 1940.
  • It is the national gemstone of Argentina.
  • Rhodochrosite is relatively a soft stone, which is difficult to cut, and hence is not used in faceted jewelry.
  • In the present times, Rhodochrosite is used as an industrial mineral in the manufacture of alloy steel and for wall and floor tiles.

Metaphysical Properties

Rhodochrosite is a manganese carbonate mineral, which is also termed as also known as Inca Rose Stone, Manganese Spar, and Raspberry Spar. In its raw or typically pure form, it is red as a rose in color. It commonly contains minerals, like siderite, calcium, and iron, and belongs to the hexagonal crystal system.

The hardness of Rhodochrosite varies between 3.5 and 4 on the Moh’s scale of hardness.

Rhodochrosite at a Glance

Cleavage On {1011} perfect; parting on {1012}
Other Names NA
Crystal Habit Rhombohedral and scalenohedral crystals; also commonly bladed, columnar, stalactitic, botryoidal, granular or massive
Streak White
Refractive Index nω = 1.814 - 1.816 nε = 1.596 - 1.598
Diaphaneity Transparent to translucent
Moh's scale (hardness) 3.5-4
Sources Argentina, Namibia, the U.S.A., Mexico, South Africa, Spain and Romania.
Chemical formula MnCO3
Lustre Vitreous 
Color Pink, rose-red, cherry-red, yellow, yellowish gray, cinnamon-brown, may be banded
Chakra Healing Root or base chakra, Solar plexus chakra
Birthstone October
Zodiac Scorpio

Rhodochrosite Color

The various beautiful shades in which this gemstone is found are rose-red, pink, cherry-red, yellow, grayish-yellow, brown, and sometimes the stone can also be found with bands. The red or pink color in Rhodochrosite is caused by the existence of manganese in the mineral.

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Rhodochrosite possesses all the healing properties that a gemstone should have to offer the benefits to a wearer. I think I should go for it. Should I? Suggest please.
Reply on 10/11/14
hey Jimi..you may post your query on Q/A section on Jewelexi..its a new one...here the free questions are asked..their experts revert soon with a reply..you may try it...you are going to find it helpful..and don't forget to share your experience as it will help others going through same confusion..
Reply on 27/5/15
Yeah Jimi… you may opt for this talisman. Before this you should have a discussion with your astrologer. He will recommend a best gemstone for you, it might be Rhodochrosite.
Reply on 21/11/14
Rhodochrosite has great spiritual healing, i wish i could buy more collection of this. right now i'm low on money but will buy soon :)
Reply on 5/1/16
My mother has a problem with the blood pressure but she is not October born. So, will this stone works in her case?
Reply on 30/6/19
Nice jewelry!!
Reply on 2/9/19
I am very much impressed with your jewelry collection of this stone.. it's so classy and stylish.
Reply on 15/10/19
Today I got my jewelry and it looks awesome. Feeling so happy!! Thank you so much gemexi
Reply on 4/12/19

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