Dakota Stones is offering 2 looks in this recently discovered Peruvian Rhodochrosite deposit- A-Grade & Matrix. The Peruvian material has a lighter tone of Pink than deposits found in other parts of North and South America.
Rhodochrosite is a bubblegum pink to rose red stone, with occasional inclusions of creamy white and dark grey. A manganese carbonate material of the Calcite group, Rhodochrosite has a pearly luster and often displays banded patterning. It is considered a stone of love and has been called the Stone of the Compassionate Heart. One of its aliases is Inca Rose, so named because the ancient Incas believed the stone to be the petrified blood of their ancestral rulers.