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Home / Gem Library / Gemstones Varieties / Rhodochrosite November 24, 2017

Natural Rhodochrosite

Although rhodochrosite is found in many different localities, only a few supply material suitable for ornamental purposes. Gem rhodochrosite is characterized by its lovely color which may be variegated and banded in a range of shades ranging from white to pink. Found as rhombohedral crystals of the trigonal system, it is primarily cut as cabochons or carved. Stones are rarely clean enough to be faceted.


  • There are 3 Rhodochrosite gemstones available at Multicolour.com
  • Rhodochrosite(s) are organized in the following categories: Single,  gemstones.
  • Our most expensive Rhodochrosite is USD 224.86 and largest Rhodochrosite weight is CTS 1.83.
  • Our cheapest Rhodochrosite is USD 160.77 and smallest Rhodochrosite weight is CTS 1.45.

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Our Rhodochrosite(s) are available in various shapes, sizes and colors. 3 Rhodochrosite(s), too many to look through? You may select any combination of search options. Colors grade into each other and you can search for more than one color at once. For a better selection, try selecting two or three colors, -- your first choice plus the two closest colors.

Color range
orangy red
red
red-orange or orange-red





Rhodochrosite Profile

Color information: Rose red, raspberry red, pink, grey, fawn, brown
Refractive Index: 1.600 1.820
Chemical Composition: MnCO3
Hardness: 4
Density: 3.45 3.70
Crystal Group: Trigonal
Ocurrence: Argentina; Colorado, U.S.A.; Romania; Hungary; India; South Africa; Saxony; Chile; Peru; Mexico.
Sign of the Zodiac: N/A
Month of the year: N/A
Rhodochrosite
The most important rhodochrosite deposits are in Argentina, near San Luis, 144 miles (230 km) east of Mendoza. Rhodochrosite has also been found as stalagmites in the abandoned silver mines of the Incas. Other deposits are in Chile, Mexico, Peru, South Africa, and the United States. The transparent stones are usually faceted and are always in demand by collectors. The largest faceted rhodochrosite weighs 59.65cts. and is kept in a private collection in South Africa.

The name Rhodochrosite is derived from the Greek (rose colored).

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Rhodochrosite Single
Rhodochrosite Single Octagon Heavily included
Size: 11.70 X 4.30 MM
Weight: 1.830 CTS
Shape: Octagon
Clarity: Heavily included
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Rhodochrosite Single
Rhodochrosite Single Trillion Heavily included
Size: 9.00 X 6.00 MM
Weight: 1.570 CTS
Shape: Trillion
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