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Rhodonite characteristics

Rhodonite, history and healing properties

Ring with rhodonite

This mineral was described in 1819 by Christoph Friedrich Jasche d'Ilsenhourg.

Its name comes from the Greek word "rhodon" meaning "pink".
It is also called manganese basilicate, buslamite (a grey red variety from Mexico), cummingtonite, hermannite, hydropite, kapnikite, mangan amphibol, manganolite, pink lithoid manganese, silicious pink oxidized manganese, red silicious oxidized manganese, pink manganese, paisbergite or sesquimanganese silicate.

Rhodonite is a stone of the silicate group. It is mainly composed of manganese and silicon, sometimes with iron, magnesium or calcium.

It can go from red to pink (sometimes grey) colors with black veins.

History, legends and beliefs about rhodonite

In the antiquity, it would be offered to express one’s friendship.

Greeks and Romans would wear a rhodonite as an amulet during their trip to protect themselves against attacks and thieves.

It was a much-appreciated stone in Russia. It was used as a decorative element for vases, columns… in many palaces.
The Tsar Alexander II had the slab of the grave of his spouse made of rhodonite. It took 16 years to polish to make it and was all polished by hand. It was installed in Saint Petersburg's Cathedral in 1906.

Mines: Australia, Brazil, the USA, France, Sweden and Russia.

Healing properties of rhodonite

history and healing properties of rhodonite

Pendant with rhodonite

  • Rhodonite would be recommended for people suffering of the nervous system
  • It would help with menstruation.
  • It would strengthen lungs and the respiratory system. It would be useful against asthma and bronchial diseases.
  • Rhodonite would eliminate eye problems.
  • It would stimulate the elimination of toxins. Thanks to its magnesium and calcium, it would help fighting against bone diseases and would relieve inflammation of joints and arthritis.
  • It would help resolving hearing problems.
  • Rhodonite would relieve insect bites.
  • It would help curing stomach ulcers.
  • It would help to the good development and growth of bones.
  • Rhodonite would help sleeking scars.
  • It is the stone of friendship.

/!\ Please note that all healing properties listed are collected from various sources. This information is offered as a service and not meant to treat medical conditions.

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