Rhodonite - Rose Pink to Dark Red Gemstone with black mossy inclusions

Rhodonite is a rose pink to dark red gemstone with black mossy inclusions. Rhodonite gets its name from the Greek word, "rhodon", meaning "rose colored" and this attractive hue and vitreous luster make it a popular for Jewelry and carvings. Rhodonite inlay was used to decorate the Moscow Metro, and Mayakovskaya Station, built between 1935 and 1938, has over 80 square meters of columns with rhodonite inlay.