Today’s Mineral Monday from The A to Z Mineral Shop at Nature’s Art Village is rhodochrosite! Rhodochrosite is fairly common as a sedimentary mineral, often found as stalactite or stalagmite formations. It occurs rarely as small deep red crystals. The intense pink or red color is from the manganese content. It is processed as an ore of manganese, and also used as an ornamental stone and for jewelry. Rhodochrosite is found in Argentina, Peru, Canada, South Africa and the U.S. It often forms with white and pink bands which give the stone its mesmerizing designs. The Incas, who called rhodochrosite Inca Rose, believed it was created from the blood of their former kings and queens.
Metaphysically, rhodochrosite is said to be a stone of love & balance, and helps to remove avoidance and denial tendencies. It has been used to treat infections, skin disorders and to enhance digestion.
The Shops at Nature’s Art Village have an immense selection of rhodochrosite including jewelry, beads, raw minerals and more. To see our full selection of rhodochrosite, and many more unique minerals for sale, please visit The Shops at Nature’s Art Village on Route 85 in Montville, Connecticut.
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Metaphysical and healing properties of crystals and minerals are not to be taken as fact. Metaphysical and healing information is collected from various resources as well as gemstone lore, and the information should not replace any advice given to you by your doctor. Nature’s Art Village does not guarantee any claims or statements, both made in our store or on our website, of the metaphysical or healing properties of crystals and minerals and cannot be held liable under any circumstances.