Rhodonite is a beautiful pink-violet stone that takes its name from the Greek word “rhodos” meaning “rose”. The stone is often found near silver mines and can vary from delicate pink to light, rosy red, with its trademark black or gold veins running throughout its mineral structure. It has been associated with the Root and Heart Chakras, the Elements of Fire and Earth, the Planet Venus, and the Zodiac Signs of Taurus and Aries.
Due to its high manganese content, rhodonite has been associated in healing and is known as a “rescue stone”. It is said to boost self worth and positive energy, ward off negative, and to be very good in healing the heart after a breakup, abuse or trauma. It is also considered a stone of creativity, helping one to discover and promote their talents. Rhodonite is often used to help maintain strong bones, the thyroid, and digestive system. It is said to be a good stone in fostering the love of compassion and friendship, and helpful in allowing one to love themselves and others.