Rhodonite is a manganese metasilicate mineral with a triclinic crystal system and a hardness of 5.5 to 6.5. Its name derives from the Greek word meaning “rose red.” It is now found in Sweden, Australia, India, Madagascar, Mexico, South Africa, Brazil, Canada and the USA.
Rhodonite promotes the energy of love. In this case, the love is more outer-directed than with stones such as Rhodochrosite. Rhodonite encourages using one’s gifts and talents for the benefit of the community.