Rhodochrosite is a lovely gemstone. In its rare, pure form, it is typically a rose-red color, but impure specimens can be shades of pink to pale brown. Some of the most beautiful examples of rhodochrosite come from Argentina, though it was first discovered in the silver mines of Romania in 1813. Banded rhodochrosite is mined in Capillitas, Argentina.
The name is derived from the Greek word ῥοδόχρως meaning rose-colored. It is sometimes called “Rosa del Inca”, “Inca Rose” or Rosinca.
Rhodochrosite is Argentina’s “national gemstone”. Colorado officially named rhodochrosite as its state mineral in 2002.
The meaning of rhodochrosite:
From Crystal Vaults: “The allure of Rhodochrosite is undeniable, both for its raspberry-pink to rose-red color, and for the pulsating electrical energy of love it emits. While all pink stones promote unconditional love, Robert Simmons in The Book of Stones claims Rhodochrosite emanates one of the most tender and loving energies of any stone, soothing the heart, comforting the soul, and vibrating to the frequencies of inner peace. It is a marvelous talisman of joy and healing, of embracing one’s rightful powers and rising to one’s full potential.”
These gorgeous rose-red beads are 100! natural rhodochrosite from Argentina. Ideal for your jewelry-making, they can be threaded into bracelets and necklaces, or used as spacer beads.
Each strand is 15in long (390mm)
Beads are available in diameter sizes: 4mm (0.15in) 6mm (0.23in) 8mm (0.31in) 10mm (0.39in) 12mm (0.47in)