Rhodonite

Massachusetts State Gem

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Rhodonite necklace

Rhodonite necklace; photo by Narisa on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution /  no derivative works).

Rhodonite

Rhodonite was recognized by Massachusetts in 1979 as the official state gem or gem symbol. Rhodonite varies in hue from a light pink to a deep rose or reddish pink, and is considered the most beautiful gem material found in Massachusetts (rhodonite is associated with black manganese).

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Images

Rhodonite; photo by Eurico Zimbres FGEL/UERJ on Wikipedia (use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Rhodonite