Rhodochrosite is a manganese carbonate mineral with the chemical composition MnCO₃. It's typically a rose-red color, but can also be shades of pink to pale brown. It streaks white, and its Mohs hardness varies between 3.5 and 4.5. Its specific gravity is between 3.45 and 3.6.
Rhodochrosite is often nicknamed the "bacon stone" because of its white and pink banding. The Incas believed it to be the solidified blood of their gods and royal ancestors.
Rhodochrosite's chemical composition can vary, with manganese sometimes being replaced by iron, magnesium, or calcium. This results in changes to color and hardness.
Rhodochrosite is thought to:
Cause changes in the emotional realm, which often result in alterations to the physical aspect of those who wear it
Connect to the core of your being
Nurture your inner child
Gently open the heart chakra to resurface buried emotions for healing
Due to the unique nature of each stone, your item may vary slightly in shape, color, and size from the picture shown. All items are cleaned with white sage before being shipped. However, it is recommended to clean and charge/attune your stone before use.
Gemstones, crystals, and minerals have been used throughout history for spiritual, emotional, and physical healing. The item description for this item is not to be used as a prescription, diagnosis, or treatment. The information given is purely metaphysical in nature and is intended for spiritual guidance. It is not intended as a substitute for medical advice or service.