Virtues in lithotherapy, characteristics and history


Rhodonite is a mineral species that is pink in color with black cloudy inclusions.

Rhodonite acts mainly at the heart chakra, Anahata in Sanskrit. It is the stone of the management of emotions.

It is a fine stone (formerly semi-precious stone but this name is now prohibited).

Characteristics of Rhodonite

Main deposits
South Africa, Australia, Canada, India, Madagascar, Mexico, Russia, Sweden, United States
Pink with black cloudy inclusions
Hardness (Mohs scale)
5.5-6.5: scratchable with file and sand
Chemical composition
Manganese metasilicate: MnSiO 3

crystal system



Heart Chakra (Fourth Chakra, "Anahata")

Trace elements

Manganese, Silicon

Astrological signs

Capricorn, Taurus

Purification and Recharging

Purify Rhodonite

Recharge Rhodonite

Rhodonite can be purified with pure water , pure salt or salt water .

Let your stone soak in pure water for about 4 to 5 hours or in salt water for about 2 to 3 hours .

To purify your rhodonite with pure salt , we advise you to use the method of indirect purification with pure salt

Rhodonite recharges in sunlight .

To recharge it, you can leave your stone for 2 to 3 hours in a bright room .

Be careful not to leave your stone exposed to direct sunlight.

You can also recharge your rhodonite on a cluster of rock crystal .

Recharging on rock crystal takes about 1 hour and can be done day or night.



On an emotional level

Rhodonite is renowned in lithotherapy for being a real emotional adjuster : it helps to manage emotions , softens the character of nervous people , brings calm , inner serenity , patience and forgiveness .

It is also a stone that develops listening , tolerance and helps to face emotional difficulties and to live in the present moment .

Rhodonite brings confidence in oneself and in the other , self-respect , and protects against the jealousy of others.

It is an excellent stone for improving relationships with others and bringing well-being to your home .

Rhodonite Bracelet 6mm
Rhodonite Bracelet 8mm

On a physical level

Rhodonite helps relieve stress and anxiety .

Thanks to the silicon it contains, rhodonite would also contribute to the regulation of blood circulation and help protect against vascular accidents .

Color properties


Pink is a soothing color , which evokes sweetness , tenderness , emotional openness towards others and passion .

It is also the color of intimacy , of confidence .

This color pushes us to have confidence in ourselves , in the other , in a relationship . It is the very expression of affection , of new happiness .

History & traditions

The name rhodonite comes from the Greek rhodon , rose. It was described in 1819 by the German mineralogist Christoph Friedrich Jasche d'Ilsenhourg.

Rhodonite was widely used in Russia from the 19th century. In many Russian museums and palaces there are obelisks, vases, columns, cups and other decorative objects made of rhodonite . Tsar Alexander III notably possessed cufflinks and a cigarette case made of rhodonite .

Gem-quality stones from Australia and Brazil are faceted and used in jewelry.

Rhodonite is the official state mineral of Massachusetts in the United States.

Lithotherapy is an alternative energy therapy, the indications given do not in any way constitute medical advice, they are taken from cultures and reference works in the field. For any medical problem we invite you to consult your doctor. Never stop treatment without medical advice.

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