Rhodonite gets its pink colour from Manganese, and comes in a variety of shades of pink, sometimes with black veins, particularly crystals from Madagascar. It is the official gemstone of the US State Massachusetts and its name comes from the Greek 'rhodon', which translates to 'rose coloured'. Fine, transparent crystals are very rare and highly desirable for collectors.

Alternative Names N/A
Colour Pink, Black
Hardness 5.5  - 6.5
Crystal system Triclinic
Streak White
Lustre Vitreous, Pearly
Main Locations Madagascar, Peru, Russia, USA
Chakra Heart
Zodiac Taurus
Numerology 9
Planetary Mars
Element Fire, Earth