Rhodochrosite is a manganese carbonate mineral, which usually occurs in fractures and cavities of metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. Its colour range from light pink to bright red; and is found in limited places around the world. Those in beautiful pinks are usually produced into gemstones. As it is rarely found in a well-formed crystal, such pieces can be extremely valuable. In terms of physical look, it is quite easy to identify and is seldom confused with other crystals. As it has a variable chemical composition, its specific gravity, hardness and colour would differ, depending on the element (e.g. iron, magnesium and/or calcium) which substitutes manganese. This results in the stone becoming greyish, yellowish, or brownish. However, point to note is that most people associates rhodochrosite with the colour pink. Though the looks aren't confusing, the name itself is often confused with another called "rhodonite". Both are pink and rich in manganese but the texture is quite different; and would not be confusing to differentiate.
Colour: pink, orange, red, yellow, gray, brown
Lustre: vitreous to pearly
Translucency: transparent to translucent
Mohs Hardness: 3.5 to 4.0
Specific Gravity: 3.5 to 3.7
Appearance: Banded, often polished or tumbled
Rarity: Easily obtained
Source: United States, South Africa, Russia, Argentina, Uruguay
A representation of selfless love and compassion, Rhodochrosite is a stone for the heart and relationships which imparts a dynamic and positive attitude. It attracts soulmate which helps and enables us to grow and learn our lessons in life. It also help us to assimilate painful feelings without shutting down; and removes denial. In the process, painful and repressed feelings are brought to the surface gently; and dissipated through emotional release once acknowledged. We then uncover the ongoing patterns and realise the true purpose behind the experience. A gentle yet direct stone, it insists us to face the truth, about ourselves and other people, without excuses or evasion and with loving awareness. Psychologically This stone can be helpful in diagnosing at the psychological level; for people who have an aversion to the stone are repressing something in themselves they do not want to look at. The stone urges us to confront our irrational fears, and reveals that the emotions that we have been taught to believe are unacceptable are natural. Hence, seeing things less negatively; and improves our self-worth and soothes our emotional stress. Mentally Mentally, rhodochrosite encourages a positive attitude and enhances dream states and creativity; and helps us to integrate new information. Emotionally The stone encourages spontaneous expression of feelings; lifts depressed mood and brings light into life.
红纹石是一种碳酸锰矿物，通常产于变质岩和沉积岩的裂隙和空腔中。 其颜色范围从浅粉色到亮红色； 并且在世界各地都有发现。 美丽通体粉红色的通常被制成宝石。 而由于很少见到整体来说颜色优美、形状良好、够大的成品，因此此类非常有价值。
从外观上看，它很容易识别，很难与其他水晶混淆。 红纹石会因其化学成分不同，其比重、硬度和颜色也会有所不同，具体取决于替代锰y元素的元素（例如铁、镁和/或钙）。 这会导致晶体带灰色、带黄色或棕色。 然而，值得注意的是，大多数人将红纹石与粉红色联系在一起。。
尽管外观并不令人困惑，但名称本身经常与另一种称为“蔷薇辉石”的水晶混淆。 两者都是粉红色，富含锰，但晶体和质地却截然不同； 所以区分时不会造成混淆。
外观 ： 带状，通常抛光或滚磨