Chemical Formula: (MnCO3)
Rhodochrosite is a carbonate mineral with high amounts of manganese. The white and pink banding it often displays has lead to the nickname “bacon stone.” Rhodochrosite was a sacred stone of the Incas – they believed it to be the solidified blood of their gods and royal ancestors.
Rhodochrosite is a powerful love stone that brings and surrounds us with positive energy. Wearing or carrying this stone makes one feel like a child again, encouraging us to be playful and open to fun, and not take life’s stresses too seriously. Rhodochrosite also aids with stomach and digestion ailments.