Rhodochrosite is a beautiful pink gemstone. It is relatively soft and therefore hardly ever seen faceted.

The Incas, who called it 'Inca Rose', believed that rhodorchrosite is the blood of their former kings and queens that was turned to stone.

Gemstone lore:

It is said that wearing rhodochrosite draws love to the wearer, helps release past psychological issues and improves eyesight. Rhodochrosite is thought to relieve stress and is used by healers to cleanse the aura.

Called the 'stone of love and balance', it is said to be a powerful healer for the 4th chakra.