Pink and black like the dawn sky filled with still-dark clouds, rhodonite takes its name from the Greek word for rose. One of the most beneficial and diverse of the healing stones, rhodonite is valued as an aid for the central nervous system, the thyroid gland, body reflexes, the pituitary gland and the pancreas. It is believed to strengthen immunity, to imporve memory, to ease physical and emotional trauma, and to calm the mind. Its pink hues are thought to help bing the emotion of love into physcial reality, as well as to lend the wearer an increased self-esteem and confidence. It improves the energy levels of both the body and the mind.