What is Rhodonite?
Rhodonite is a manganese inosilicate that is mainly found in Russia, Sweden, and Australia. It’s often used as a gemstone and is a popular choice for jewelry due to its pink and black coloration and spiritual significance.
Rhodonite is a pink gemstone with black inclusions, often used in jewelry and decorative items. Its unique appearance and calming properties make it a popular choice for jewelry and decorative items. The stone is often used in rings, necklaces, and pendants.
|Chemical Classification||Inorganic - Silicate (Chain silicate)|
|Color||Typically pink to red, often with black or brown inclusions.|
|Luster||Vitreous to pearly.|
|Transparency||Translucent to opaque.|
|Occurrence||Australia, Russia, and Brazil.|
|Formation||Typically found in metamorphic rocks and occasionally in sedimentary formations.|
|Specific Gravity||Approximately 3.4 to 3.7.|
|Diagnostic Properties||Pink with black veins.|
|Optical Properties||Biaxial (-)|
|Refractive Index||1.711 - 1.738|
|Birefringence||0.013 - 0.014|
|2V angle||Measured: 50° to 90°|
|Dispersion||Not typically relevant for rhodonite due to its opacity.|