Love & Compassion Stack
Love & Compassion Stack
Change comes. Sometimes we go out and find it. Sometimes, it finds us instead. Rhodochrosite welcomes all change. It urges us to pay attention to our hearts and those things we hunger for. It brings out the adventurous qualities in us and gives us new chances. When change calls to you or falls into your life, rhodochrosite can help you open your arms and embrace it.
Also known as the “Stone of the Compassionate Heart,” no gemstone is more luscious-looking and elegant than raspberry-colored rhodochrosite. The Greek word for pink, Rhodochrosite is associated with the rose; the symbol of love that can be traced back to the Incas in the 13th century, who called the stone "Inca Rose." According to legend, these pink gems formed from the blood of their kings and queens. Ruled by the planet Venus, the Rhodochrosite stone’s meaning comes from its healing pink hue, the color of love. Like the soft petals of a rose, the Rhodochrosite stone supports feelings of compassion, deeper emotional connections, and openness to love without judgment or expectations.
Rhodochrosite evokes the Goddess and invites us to ask ourselves, “What would love do?” in each situation we encounter and to respond accordingly. Rhodochrosite also teaches us the art of Lila – or sacred play. It reminds us that playing and laughing are important spiritual activities that nourish our soul. When we joyfully embrace life, we honor the Creator and recognize deep in our hearts that we are worthy of the Light that so freely shines down on us.
Rhodochrosite is a pink carbonate mineral found primarily along the Pacific coastline of North and South America. It is the national gemstone of Argentina, and today, the world's main deposits are still found in Argentina. Rhodochrosite is also the official state mineral of Colorado, partially due to the famous Sweet Home Mine located near Alma, Colorado, where rare, well-formed crystals have been found.
Healing Properties of Rhodochrosite
If you’ve been feeling out of balance, drained, or just not like your best version lately, Rhodochrosite can be a positive mood-boosting presence. It aligns with both the heart chakra and the solar plexus chakra, connecting us with our sense of purpose and our ability to be and receive love. Rhodochrosite can be beneficial for those who may be focusing too much on the negative and need gentle reminders that they are not stuck or things are not as hopeless as they seem. Rhodochrosite opens us up to the deeper, universal, ever-present truths of love, beauty, and true power, reactivating our sense of hope and ability to choose a more expansive and aligned perspective.
Rhodochrosite gives us new energy, making us more cheerful and less prone to depression. When “all is well” in our own life, Rhodochrosite inspires self-confidence, generosity, spontaneity, and creativity. But when we have suffered trauma and are in emotional pain, its energy shifts to an all-encompassing focus on love and comfort. It evokes the wise, fierce, and loving Mother Goddess to hold us and make us whole again.
Proper Care of Rhodochrosite
To clean rhodochrosite, use cool water and soap, untreated cloth. Thoroughly dry rhodochrosite and any settings before storing or wearing. Protect rhodochrosite jewelry when it is not worn by storing it in a soft pouch to avoid contact with other harder gemstones or materials that could potentially scratch or cleave the gem.
- Hand-cut Rhodochrosite Rondelle and Sterling Silver Bracelet
- Figaro Links Sterling Silver Bracelet
- Rhodochrosite 8mm Beaded Bracelet with an 8mm 14K White Gold Pave Diamond Bead. Approx. Diamond Weight: 0.79 carats
- Herringbone Sterling Silver Bracelet. 5mm
- Hand-cut graduated 3-4mm Rhodochrosite Rondelle Bracelet with a 6mm Pave Diamond Marquise Oxidized Bead. Approx. Diamond Weight: 0.68 carats
Please note: As it is a natural stone, no two will be alike. Natural stones have varying shades, line patterns and inclusions. Natural stones may have chips, cracks or other imperfections. We cannot guarantee perfect points or stones.
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