Argentinian Rhodochrosite puffed cabochon measures 29.6mm square. The corners are slightly rough.
Rhodochrosite metaphysical properties:
Great balancing crystal. If you don't use it for making jewelry, it is just the right size for placing over your stomach area to benefit your pancreas, spleen and kidneys or along those same acupuncture meridians. Works great as part of a necklace or bracelet, balances your being on all levels.
Great for a detox program, especially for those concerned with diabetes.
Balance your emotions and restore a proper sense of self and identity in the world. Just put in in a glass of water and sip your water through a straw. Mentally, this crystal helps you move from a negative thought to a more positive awareness.
Often recommended for narcolepsy.
Physically, place in it in your bath, again over abdomen. Or have a massage therapist place it over the lumbar portion of your spine.
Rhodochrosite is pink when it crystallizes with calcium instead of iron carbonate.
The Incans believed their rulers' blood turned into crystal when they died, which was the rhodochrosite.