~ Strengthening the heart chakra ~
This stone gets its name from the Greek word for its rose colour. It is a manganese metasilicate with a hardness of 5.5 to 6.5. Its rich pink colour is often contrasted with black dendritic inclusions of manganese oxide. It is found in Russia, Mexico, the USA, Canada and South Africa.
Mystic Lore: Intuitive sources say Rhodonite is a stone for activating love energies in oneself and others. It is said to clear and activate the heart chakra, to dispel tension and anxiety and to help one establish inner balance. It is sometimes referred to as the "stone of peace" and may help resolve conflicts.