Rhodonite is a natural rose-pink mineral that resembles pink Feldspar. Rhodonite is often confused with Rhodochrosite because the base pink-rose color is very similar, but most Rhodonite specimens contain black Manganese oxides while Rhodochrosite is banded with white. It was originally believed to be pink Turquoise, because of its black veins, but this turned out to be inaccurate. Rhodonite comes from Canada, Russia, Sweden, South Africa, and is the official gemstone of Massachusetts. It is very rare (and very expensive) to find Rhodonite in its natural crystal form. It is rumored in stone lore as the stone of compassion and emotional grounding, and to build self-confidence.