Rhodonite is a manganese metasilicate mineral with a hardness of 5.5 to 6.5. Its crystal system is triclinic. Rhodonite’s name derives from the Greek word meaning ‘rose-red,’ and it is usually that color, though it can also be brownish red. Rhodonite frequently contains black inclusions of manganese oxide. Like other stones of the Pink Ray, Rhodonite promotes the energy of love.
Rhodonite attracts the people and situations best suited for the application of one’s unique talents, and in so using them, one can experience the fulfillment of the deep desire to love and be loved. This is Rhodonite’s gift— to bring more love into the world by acting as a catalyst for the fulfillment of one’s life purpose, through the expression of one’s hidden gifts.
Simmons, Robert; Ahsian, Naisha. The Book of Stones, Revised Edition: Who They Are and What They Teach (several pages). North Atlantic Books. Kindle Edition.