These are large, elegant beads. The Incas called Rhodochrosite the "Inca Rose." We certainly understand why; very, very beautiful color.
Our book on gemstones says this stone can help the digestive system.
Rhodochrosite is also known as "stone of the compassionate heart". It's known to bring joy and love and also helps heal old wounds.
Wear this for its beauty and to remind you of a compassionate Universe.