Rhodochrosite Necklace & Earrings
Rhodochrosite is one of the prettiest and desirable of all minerals. Its deep red and hot pink crystals are extremely sought after and good crystals command extremely high prices. Especially desirable are the beautiful intensely colored rhombohedrons from the Sweet Home Mine in Colorado. This mine provided a fascinating discovery in the 1960’s of some of the largest and most stunning Rhodochrosite crystals ever found. The largest Rhodochrosite crystal, called the “Alma King”, is a single 15 cm crystal that was found in the Sweet Home Mine in 1992.
South Africa and Peru also produce intense red transparent scalenohedrons that are extremely desirable to collectors and very highly priced. These Rhodochrosite specimens are considered by many to be the most beautiful of all minerals.
A very interesting occurrence of this mineral is in Argentina, where Rhodochrosite forms stalagmites and stalactites in the 13th century Inca Silver mines. They formed from precipitating water dripping from the manganese-rich rock inside the ancient mine tunnels, and kept on growing over the centuries into large stalagmites. These stalagmites are beautifully banded with concentric growth layers and are often sliced and polished into slabs for collectors.
Rhodochrosite is a self-confidence booster owing to bringing a sense of realistic balance to life. It is also used to help cope with problems in life in a graceful, balanced manner without avoidance or denial. While rhodochrosite is often better known for love, it’s sometimes significantly more important for its metaphysical energy of balance.
Rhodochrosite balances and enhances love on all levels. It allows fuller love to enter one’s life, in part by calming excessive passions. It balances the mental and emotional processes. This can bring a deep sense of happiness and relief from ongoing stress.