Pink Calcite is a variety of Calcite. It is a calcium carbonate mineral that usually crystallizes in large mass formations. The pink color is caused by tiny inclusions of Manganese, which can range from a light white-pink, to an extremely bold almost violet. Under UV light it emits a radiant pink and is highly soft after due to its fluorescent capabilities much like one of our favorite stones; Hackmanite. Pink Calcite can be found in just about any country with the highest quality crystals coming out of Mexico. The Mexican Pink Calcite is truly one of the softest pink stones that we have ever seen. We still have a hard time wrapping our head around the fact that it is 100% natural.
The technical difference between the two stones has been highly debated for years on end, eventually resulting in a new classification. For the stone to be considered Mangano Calcite, it must have at least 30% Manganese inclusions within the crystal structure. Energetically the stones are very similar. The slight difference being a softer, more loving energy towards the heart that comes from the more pure Pink Calcite crystals.
The Manganese inclusions cause the energy of Mangano Calcite to focus on the love for your entire body (physically and spiritually) as opposed to the direct focus on the heart (that Pink Calcite offers). We commonly refer to Pink Calcite as being very similar to Rose Quartz in that it is a pure loving stone. For more information about the energies of this Calcite, please refer to our Mangano Calcite article located here.