Beautiful rose red to pink rhodochrosite crystals are popular with mineral collectors. Although very soft, opaque material has been fashioned into beads, cabochons, and carvings, while very rare translucent to transparent material has been cut into faceted gems.
Rhodochrosite is a stone that integrates physical and spiritual energies, stimulating love and passion while energising the soul. Rhodochrosite opens the heart, lifting depression and encouraging a positive and cheerful outlook. It improves self worth and soothes emotional stress.