Rhodochrosite is the official state mineral for Colorodo. The Incas believed that rhodochrosite is the blood of their former kings and queens turned to stone, and that is what gives it the name Inca Rose. Rhodochrosite is known as the stone of love. Even though it is known as the love stone, it is sometimes more important for its metaphysical energy of balance. The balancing energies is what makes it a good love stone, as well as the other life issues it eases and resolves.