Rare Pink Hei Toki / Otago Rhodonite / Gemstone
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Pink Hei Toki is a beautiful pendant carved from a rare Rhodonite Gemstone sourced from the Otago Region, South Island NZ.
These beautiful pieces are hand crafted by Mia and Sarah from Simply Westcoast Stones. They source and carve all their own pieces from the Westcoast (South Island) of New Zealand where they are based.
Pendant size: (l)48mm x (w)18mm
Colour: Pink with marbling
String colour: Brown
Pink manganese minerals
Rhodonite is a pink manganese silicate, found as lens-shaped deposits within schist in the Otago Region and along the western side of the Southern Alps. It usually forms boulders with a rind of dense black oxidised material called pyrolusite.
Fine-grained mica and quartz accompany pink piedmontite in schist that is used as a decorative stone in Central Otago. When tumbled the mica grains tend to drop out of the schist, but it can produce a sparkling gemstone.
Rhodonite is a stone of compassion, an emotional balancer that clears away emotional wounds and scars from the past, and that nurtures love. It stimulates, clears and activates the heart.