Rhodonite is a mineral belonging to the group of pyroxenoids (substances very similar to pyroxenes). It is characterized by its pinkish color and, due to the difficulty of finding it, is also relatively rare. Extremely rare are crystals, which are bright pink-red "cherry" and grow to a size of up to 20 cm. It was named in 1819 after Christoph Friedrich Jasch from the Greek word "ρόδον = rose", which pointed to its specific color.
Rodonite is cut like a precious stone.