Rhodochrosite

Rhodochrosite queen Maxima

Rhodochrosite is the national gemstone of the homeland of the Dutch queen Maxima. The Inca's believed that rhodochrosite is the blood of the kings and queens of former times that was turned into stone. Rhodochrosite is also the gemstone of the state Colorado (USA). It received it's name form the Greek words Rhodon (rose) and chromo (color).

 

Mining

You will find rhodochrosite, also named as the Inca Rose, in Argentina, which is the most important mine. South Africa, Peru, Australia, Romania, Spain, Russia, Mexico, Japan, China and the USA.

 

Spiritual

Pink is the color of love, rhodochrosite helps also to find balance, relieves stress and increases self-confidence.

 

Zodiac sign

Leo and Scorpio