Rhodochrosite; the Inca Rose. The Incaís believed this stone to be the blood of their deceased kings and queens who had turned to stone.
Rhodochrosite is found in Mexico, Namibia, South Africa, Spain, Romania, Argentina, Peru, Colorado and Montana and Quebec, Canada.
Colors range from pink, rose, red, white, brown and yellow-grey. Colors seem to swirl through this stone. It is a rather fragile stone.
Itís believed that the stone can relieve stress, resolve inner conflicts and can release suffering based on past lives.
Zodiac: None known
Birthstone: None known
Anniversary: None known