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Rhodochrosite stone: properties, magical properties and more

Today in LAVANI we bring you one of the blogs that you like the most... Stone Stories. In this case, we are going to talk about a very special stone that surely many of you do not know or know little about it: the Rhodochrosite.

Discover what is Rhodochrosite and the properties of Rhodochrosite stone.

Pink rhodochrosite stone


Rhodochrosite is a stone is a hexagonal shaped carbonate with uneven fractures. Rhodochrosite carbonate usually has a hardness between 3, 4 and 5, that is, a low to medium hardness. But if you want to know more about this amazing stone? stay to discover it all!

Discover with Lavani the characteristics and properties of Rhodochrosite stone.


1. What is Rhodochrosite

As we have already told you before, rhodochrosite is a carbonate belonging to the calcite group with a trigonal crystallization.

Its name Rhodochrosite comes from the word "rose of the Inca" as it is associated with legends and myths of the Incas.

Rhodochrosite forms brilliant crystals or we can also find it forming stalactites in subway caves. It has a very characteristic irregular shape that makes it even more special. 

What is a Rhodochrosite


2. Rhodochrosite color

The color of rhodochrosite varies from pink to red with gray undertones. This red color, as mentioned above, is formed by the large amounts of iron present in the deposits where it is formed.

Rhodochrosite stone reddish color


3. Place where there is Rhodochrosite

Rhodochrosite forms at low temperatures or in manganese deposits, which with the presence of abundant iron gives Rhodochrosite its characteristic reddish tones.

Numerous rhodochrosite deposits can be found in: Peru, Argentina, USA, Bulgaria, Romania and China.

Rhodochrosite deposit stone


4. Rhodochrosite stone properties

Rhodochrosite is a stone with many properties related to the heart due to the similarity of the color of the stone with this organ.

Rhodochrosite transmits courage, security, self-esteem and understanding, it is a stone that will make us improve emotionally and to be kinder.

Undoubtedly, the properties of Rhodochrosite will bring peace and relief to your heart.

Rhodochrosite stone properties


5. Zodiacal Sign Rhodochrosite

Rhodochrosite is the stone of the zodiac signs Taurus, Capricorn and Virgo. It makes a lot of sense, because these zodiacs are the most sentimental and related to heart issues.


6. Rhodochrosite Jewelry

At Lavani we have a unique precious jewel made with Rhodochrosite stone: the Marble.

To make these unique earrings, we selected a very rare and special pink Rhodochrosite, carved with a hexagonal shape and with a gold detail, thus forming a unique piece.


Earrings with pink and blue Rhodochrosite

7. How to clean Rhodochrosite

To clean the Rhodochrosite stone and recover the vibrant reddish color and quartz sparkles, it is necessary to bathe it with water and using coarse sea salt rub it with a damp cloth.

It is an easy, useful and inexpensive way to clean your Rhodochrosite.


We are sure that you have learned a lot with this story of the Rhodochrosite stone, as it is a little known stone with great properties. If you want to learn more about stones visit section in The Lavazine of Stone Stories, where you can find all the stories of stones and minerals that we use in LAVANI.


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