LABRADORITE - This is a sodium-rich plagioclase feldspar, which displays a particular type of iridescence on a dark ground. The name labradorite is derived from its main source: Labrador, in Canada. The effect is probably due to the presence of very fine platelets of different compositions and minute inclusions of ilmenite, rutile and, perhaps, magnetite, which cause diffraction.
The ground color is a dark smoke gray, but when light strikes it in a particular direction, it displays striking rainbow-colored reflections known as labradorescence. It is cut into gems, or small not too convex, polished plaques for setting. It is also used as an ornamental material for carving and engraving. The background color is uninteresting and it is the strength of the labradorescence that gives the stone its value. The particularly brightly colored variety found in Finland is sometimes known as spectrolite.
It is highly distinctive at first sight; but there is an ornamental material, used in slabs and consisting of a rock containing large pieces of potassic feldspar, which looks similar to labradorite. This material, which to called larvikite after the place where it is found in Norway, is used for building purposes only. If necessary, the two could be distinguished by their densities.
The labradorite used in gems comes mainly from Canada and Finland. It does not appear to have been imitated or produced synthetically.
LACE AGATE- circular designs of many colors- An emphasis of energy that surrounds you. Red = strength and energy, blue = peace and calm, white = higher spiritual thoughts, pink = love and happiness. It is good for energy emphasized for the mental, physical and spiritual bodies.
LAPIS LAZULI - (royal blue with pyrite inclusions) The name of the gem is derived through the Medieval Latin lapis lazulus, from the Arabic word lazward, from which the word azure comes; but according to the descriptions of Pliny the Elder, the ancient Romans called it sapphires. The name sapphire was subsequently applied to the blue variety of corundum. Lapis lazuli is a “rock,” because it consists of an association of minerals.
It has a uniform, massive or sometimes granular appearance, with fairly distinct crystals. It is semi-opaque or opaque, with a surface that can take a good polish. It is a strong but lively blue, sometimes with a hint of violet. It often contains grayish or off-white patches or veins, consisting of distinct, interwoven crystals, which are minutely fringed at the edge of the patches, interpenetrated by and interwoven with the minute crystals of blue. The presence of white patches reduces the gem’s value. The most highly prized varieties are those uniformly colored, preferably without a violet tinge. It often contains minute, scattered crystals of pyrite, which do not detract from its value. It is made into spherical or curved beads and even faceted, polyhedral ones, in which the flat facets can take a very good polish. It is also fashioned into carved gems, boxes, mosaics, small ornaments, vases and figurines, the largest of which may be tens of centimeters in size. The Egyptians used for their cylindrical seals. On the Moh's scale Lapis is a 5.0
The particular, very attractive color and speaking with minute crystals of pyrite gave lapis lazuli an unmistakable appearance.
The best quality lapis lazuli comes from Afghanistan, where it has been mined since remote antiquity. The ancient Egyptians probably obtained their supplies from there. It is also found in Chile, but usually with numerous light patches and veins. Much smaller quantities come from the Soviet Union, Burma, Pakistan, Angola, the United States, and Canada.
It was an is much imitated, by glass, sometimes containing minute specks of metal to simulate pyrite, by stained chalcedony, and by deep blue sintered, aggregate of minute grains of synthetic spinel. A product has recently appeared on the market, which is extremely homogeneous, very deep, blue with a violet tinge and scattered with minute fragments of pyrite. This is called synthetic lapis lazuli, although it does not correspond exactly with the natural stone in chemical composition. The white patches in low quality lapis lazuli are sometimes colored blue and this practice is not always easy to detect.
Great power to the wearer if sincere in spiritual development. Illumination of the mind, mental endurance, wisdom, purifying and healing properties, insight, good judgment and psychic abilities. This stone is good for total awareness and high intensity etheric stone. Stone of royalty. Strengthens physical body with spiritual awakening. Harmonizes inner and outer. Will open heart to love and beauty. Increases and enhances psychic abilities. Activates throat, third eye and crown chakras, emotional balancing, PMS, protection, weight reduction-quality of absorbing, insomnia, dreaming, women’s healing, depression, and infections. 3rd eye opener.
LARIMAR- (blue)The beautiful "Gemstone of the Caribbean". a blue colored bariant of the mineral pectolite, is found only in one remote mine on the Island of Hispaniola, Dominican Republic. It was discovered by a peace Corp. Volunteer in 1975. The name originated by Miguel Mendez, the first commercial supplier, who named the gem after his daughter "Lari" and "Mar" the Spanish word for the sea. The stones color ranges from a deep sky blue to the azure bluish green of the Caribbean. Its characteristic colors and variations of texture make it a very unique and interesting gemstone.
Larimar stimulates us to take proper control of our lives. It dissolves sacrificial behavior and philosophies that encourage suffering. Larimar makes us aware of the extent of effectively of our personal spiritual spectrum and shows us that sprit only has boundaries wherever it believes in them. Larimar also helps us dissolve fear, suffering and excessive emotions. It bestows inner peace and helps us remain calm and relaxed when dramatic changes take place. Larimar makes constructive thinking easier and stimulates creative activity. It helps us refrain from manipulation things and events unnecessarily, instead just allowing them to happen. Larimar stimulates the self-healing properties by strengthening our certainty or being able to decide about our own health or illness. Generally, it dissolves energy blocks, particularly in the chest, neck and head areas and stimulates brain activity.
Larimar can be used in meditation by laying it on the solar plexus, chest or forehead, used in a stone circle or as a stone to contemplate calmly. Physically it dissolves all blocks wherever it is laid directly on the afflicted part of the body.
Unfortunately, the government stopped all mining of Larimar, due to the disturbance that it was causing the habitats around it. Some say that this stone will be worth more than diamonds someday.
LEMURIAN SEED CRYSTAL- A form of quartz, tapered like a laser wand, but with conspicuous sides that have a ladder like striation pattern. Strong acceleration of energy, penetration many layers. Good for starting things when used in meditation.
LEMURIAN SEED CRYSTAL- A form of quartz, tapered like a laser wand, but with conspicuous sides that have a ladder like striation pattern. Strong acceleration of energy, penetration many layers. Good for starting things when used in meditation.
LEPIDOLITE or lithium - (light to deep purple sometimes with pink tourmaline) Calming stone, contains lithium mica, balances mood swing, depression, helps ground one when scattered, self-love, trust, stability. Relieves stress, soothes anger, hatred and any negative enotion. Can be used to increase psychic awareness. Good for restful nightmare free sleep. Promotes love and reconciliation.
LEOPARDSKIN ROCK OR JASPER - The nickname of this unusual looking mineral is “leopardskin” because of its spotted appearance; however, its true name is orbicular rhyolite. Orbicular rhyolite is an igneous rock that was formed by lava flows on the earth’s surface. The spots or “orbs” in this mineral probably occurred when molten lava reacted with fragments of rock known as xenoliths.
Rhyolites are extremely fine grained. This makes their mineral composition hard to identify except by sophisticated chemical techniques. The main constituents of rhyolite are quartz and feldspar. This is the clown stone and helps with having a sense of humor. It found in Mexico.
QUANTUM QUATTRO SILICA- Immune builder, DNA opener/haler; healing of trama.
QUARTZ - ( clear) Silicon dioxide. The name may be derived from querklufterz an old German word apparently referring to whitish, vein quartz. It is one of the most widely distributed minerals in the earth’s crust, sometimes found as elegant crystals whose luster, hardness (Moh's scale is a 7.0), and watery transparency or, conversely, pleasing colors have long been a source of fascination, causing it to be widely employed as a gem or ornamental material.
The most typical form consists of hexagonal, prismatic crystals with pyramidal or bipyramidal terminations, which are transparent, colorless, lustrous, and have no cleavage; but quartz may have a smoky appearance or even be black, yellow, brownish yellow, violet, or pink. Massive, white, milky vein quartz is very common. A microcrystalline variety of quartz, found as compact, massive concretions, is called chalcedony. This has separate colors, sometimes with distinct color banding, in which case it is known as agate, sard, cornelian, plasma, etc., depending on the color, a whole series of names having been evolved during its long history as a decorative material.
The largest crystals originate from the fluids associated with intrusive magmatic phenomena and is found in pegmatic, pneumatolytic and hydrothermal deposits. Quartz also occurs in sedimentary and metamorphic environments, but as very small crystals. The microcrystalline varieties are often associated with hydrothermal processes, even under the sea.
Quartz is extremely widespread, the most famous localities for magnificent, large crystals being the French Alps, the St. Gotthard massif in the Swiss Alps, the United States, Brazil, and Madagascar.
Some of the healing qualities that clear quarts
has are that it transmits and transduces thoughts and energy, amplifies thoughts and intentions, helps focus energy, activates. Light bearers, magnifiers of psychic and healing energies. Transmitter and intensifier of energy- are receptive to all energies. Can help focus all energies, especially healing energy.
CLEAR QUARTZ Purification Refinement General, Vertigo, Dizziness Perhaps the most popular of all stones, it is used by healers for all purposes. It purifies the air and the body, cleansing the system and clearing the mind. Favoured by mystics throughout the centuries.
ROSE QUARTZ Love Forgiveness Migraine, Headache, Wounds The stone of peace and goodwill. It is closely associated with Venus, giving joy and happiness in friendship and love. The wearer also ‘feels good’ and radiates forgiveness and rapport.
RUTILATED QUARTZ Passion Contact Anxiety
SMOKY QUARTZ Vitality Fortune Depression, Abdomen, Spine Often a good luck talisman for competitors, protecting and encouraging. It provides energy and fortitude and gives new heart to those in difficulty. A stone to re-awaken the dormant ‘inner you’.
SNOW QUARTZ Relaxation Serenity Stress, Nerves,Therapy A very ‘soft’ stone, exuding tranquility and quietness. For those seeking a calm serenity. It is ideal for meditation and its mellow nature inspires spiritual and devotional qualities. Also called Milky Quartz.
RED JASPER- opaque orangey red- Promotes physical stamina, reduces insecurites and fears. Increases sensitivity to earth and helps to ground you. It helps with the liver and bile ducts and sense of smell.
RHODOCHROSITE - (translucent pink with lacy design) Unites conscious and subconscious. Restores balance due to physical and emotional crisis. Clears some of the pains and hurts and memories from deep within so one can move easily flow in the present. Helps ease extreme trauma. Helps forgiveness and enhances love for self and others. Works on heart chakra for emotion and love. Healer of sexual trama, emotional pain, poor eyesight, and elimination problems. On the Moh's scale rhodochrosite is a 4.0
RHODOCHROSITE Friendship Love Insecurity, Eyes, Solitude A really comforting stone restoring self belief, attracting new love, enhancing trust and loyalty between partners and also assisting the career by self development. Protects against worries.
RHODONITE - (pink with sparkles of black lead) “Stone of Love”, love-loss, energizes heart chakra, grounding, calming, “brother-hood”, unconditional love. Raises feelings of self worth and stability gives and aura of elegance, self-confidence and self-esteem. Alleviates anxiety and confusion. Calming-can be used to shut down the psychic centers. Especially for those who work with stones can be very balancing restores physical energy.
RHODONITE Communication Restoration Recuperation, Hearing, Amnesia Helps recuperation after a misfortune, rebuilding and restoring. It also assists communication of the written and spoken word and is suited to those involved in the areas of language and the media.
RHODOLITE Stability Resolution Digestion, Glands
RHYOLITE (orbicular jasper and leopard skin jasper) Rhyolite is a volcanic rock. It consists mainly of quartz, feldspar and hornblende. Green rhyolite with chalcedony inclusions (orbicular jasper) or sandy colored rhyolite with glassy inclusions (leopard skin jasper) are mainly used as healing stones. The term jasper is derived from the definition “jasper = grainy quartz with a high content of foreign substances’ but is a little misleading here. The name rhyolite originates from the Greek rhyx ‘steam of lava’.
Rhyolite has the interesting effect of strengthening the existing spiritual state and clarifying it without, however, effecting any changes. It has an interesting effect of strengthening the existing spiritual state and clarifying it without, however, effecting any changes. It fortifies our self-respect and feeling of self-value. It helps us accept ourselves as we are and has an emotionally balancing effect. Rhyolite helps us deal with strenuous life situations in a calm, concentrated manner and with awareness of our own strength. It fortifies our natural resistance. Leopard skin jasper, due to it signature, helps with skin diseases, hardened tissue and the formation of the stones, orbicular jasper helps with influenza, colds and infections.
RHYOLITE Stamina Marketing Chills, Skin
RICHTERITE Fortitude Relaxation Circulation, Glands
ROSE QUARTZ - (opaque and translucent pink) Stone of gentle love”, inner peace, tranquillity, and calming, relaxation to emotions and heart centered. The ability to give and receive love. It’s the stone, which heals and heart emotionally and physically. All matters dealing with love, affection, compassion and kindness. Nurturing, balances emotions, heals emotional wounds, skin and cell rejuvenation. On the Moh's scale rose quartz is a 7.0
RUBELLITE Prosperity Recovery Heart, Backache
RUBY - The most valuable variety of corundum is ruby. The name comes from Latin rubrum, “red.” Like other red stones, it has also been called carbunculus, or carbuncle, meaning a small coal or ember.
The color varies from fiery vermilion to violet red, but because rubies are pleochroic, different colors are also found in the same stone; bright or sometimes brick red in one direction, tending to carmine in the other. The color is also accompanied by marked fluorescence, which is stimulated by ordinary, artificial light and above all, by the ultraviolet rays of direct sunlight. Thus rubies turn brighter red under such light and the purplish ones look “redder.” If he color is too pale, they are no longer called rubies, but pink sapphires; if it is more violet than red, they are known as violet sapphires. But it is hard to establish precise limits, as all the intermediate shades are possible. The brightest red and thus the most valuable rubies (usually from Burma) often have areas full of inclusions in the form of minute rutile needles, which interfere with the light, producing a distinctive silky sheen known, in fact, as silk. When the silk is not heavy, the stones are clearer, more attractive, and even more valuable. Rubies of this type are not usually more than a few carats in weight. The rare exceptions generally contain copious inclusions. Violet red, sometimes quite dark, rubies come principally from Thailand. The type most often found on the market nowadays, they can be several carats in weight. They are normally clearer, without patches of silk. While good-sized clear stones are found, specimens with many inclusions are commonly sold as well. Rubies are usually given a mixed cut, which is generally oval, but can be round or, more rarely, other shapes. In the past, they were given a cabochon cut, like all stones outstanding for their color. Today, however, this cut is reserved for less transparent stones with numerous inclusions. On the Moh's scale Rubys are a 9.0
Rubies can often be distinguished by their immediately visible characteristics: a fairly obvious pleochroism, a distinct brightening of color in strong light, the silk effect, and a considerable luster, it is not pleochroic, turns much less bright in strong light, and never displays the silk effect. Red garnet is not pleochroic and the color does not brighten in strong light; it has a similar luster, but when given faceted cut often displays dark, blackish areas within the stone. Red tourmaline is usually a completely different shade, but can be very similar, with a pleochroism comparable to that of ruby. It does not, however, brighten in strong light, and this can be sufficient indication to warrant testing its physical properties, which are quite different.
The rubies with the finest color come from the Mogok region in Burma. These are most truly vermilion, though they still have a touch of carmine. Thailand, however, is today main source of rubies. Thai rubies are usually slightly less attractive, a bit darker with a violet tinge, but they often have fewer inclusions. Rubies are also found in Sri Lanka, but in very small quantities. Often pale, almost pink, they can be attractive, with an appearance that is both brilliant and lively. Small quantities of very fine rubies also come from the area of Cambodia on the border with Thailand, while rather opaque specimens, mainly of inferior quality, are found in India and Pakistan. Tanzania and neighboring countries have also been mining rubies for a few years. Some of the rubies found in these countries are almost as finely colored as those from Burma, with inclusions similar to rubies from Thailand, while others are semi-opaque and of very limited value.
Ruby has very occasionally been imitated by glass, which has rather different, less lively color and an inferior luster. Doublets, have sometimes imitated it with the top part consisting of garnet, to provide luster, hardness, and natural-looking inclusions and the bottom part of red glass, fused rather than cemented to the garnet layer. But such imitations are uncommon. Synthetic ruby has been produced from the beginning of the twentieth century and was the first synthetic gemstone to be manufactured on an industrial scale. To make these synthetic stones harder to distinguish from some natural rubies with numerous inclusions, they have sometimes been produced in the Orient. The top part of these doublets consists of poorly colored natural corundum with obvious, typical conclusions; and the lower part is synthetic ruby, held to the corundum by transparent cement. The effect is highly deceptive: the reassuring presence of natural inclusions and characteristic luster combined with a color which is not perfect, but is normal for the majority of rubies, can be much more convincing than a synthetic ruby.
Intensifies love and compassion, stimulation and active expression of the sex drive. Brings circulation to normal. High energy stone for courage, boldness and action. Good for blood purifier, sex drive, and physical energy.
RUBY Contentment Fortune Circulation, Fevers
RUBY IN ZOISITE- Strong energizer, positive vibrations, clears heart.
RUBY ZOISITE see Zoisite
RUTILATED QUARTZ - (clear with ribbons of silver and or gold hairs) Rutile, TiO2, is also known as titanium oxide. IT is an important commercial ore of titanium. Rutile crystals are most often long, prismatic, and striated and sometimes have a golden color or a black color. Sometime rutile crystals can be found in inclusions in quartz. As this quartz crystal was growing it enveloped the rutile crystals, forming rutilated quartz. The appearance of rutilated quartz has caused it to also be called “maiden hair” or Venus hairstone.” The origin or where this stone can be found is Brazil. Silver and gold colored threads work like pathways which magnetically lead you in a direction of balance. Use when you need positive direction in life. Some of the healing qualities of the rutilated quartz are….. Illuminator, energizer alchemically and electrically in the physical. Helps restructure cells. Integrates life forces into the body, detoxification and cleansing arteries. Activating, energizes, joy, helps one take action, stabilizes relationships, mental processes, dispels interference. Good for depression, tiredness and low energy levels. Also see Quartz
RUTILE Intellect Awareness Skin, Hair
SAPPHIRE- (light blue to deep indigo) The stone of “Holly Blessings” Sapphires are one of the hardest and most durable of gems and has been revered for thousands of years.On the moh's scale they are a 9.0. They are a variety of corundum, which comes in all colors except for red, the red variety is known as the Ruby. Sapphires are especially popular in deep blue. Fancy colored sapphires-include pink, green, orange and golden yellow, one of the rarest sapphire colors is a beautiful pinkish-orange color, sometimes described as a sunset or salmon color. This variety is called “Padparadsha” (pahd-pah-rahd-sha). The name is derived form the ancient Sanskrit word for the lotus flower and its color.
Prince Charles chose a blue sapphire for Princess Diana’s engagement ring. The stone’s durability, combined with its beauty, makes it the perfect alternative for an engagement ring. The sapphire also comes in a white color, which is becoming increasingly popular in jewelry. White sapphire’s affordability make it possible for consumers to purchase sizable stones that offer a greater perceived value that illusion set diamonds and diamond substitutes. White sapphire can be worn as the birthstone for September or an alternative birthstone for April, as well as the accepted anniversary gem for the 5th and 45th year of marriage.
Ancient priest and sorcerers honored sapphire above all other gems, for this stone enabled them to interpret oracles and foretell the future. Ancients believed the Ten Commandments were written on a sapphire tablet. The Persians thought the sky owed its blue color to light from a sapphire on which the earth rested. Marriage partners put great faith in the stone. If its luster dimmed, one knew his or her spouse had been unfaithful. Sapphire refused to shine when worn by the wicked or impure. Sapphires are also known as an antidepressant, it drawls protection and prophetic wisdom to the user, as well as inspires creative expression, intuition and meditation. The Sapphire attracts and oversees one’s divine destiny or “mission” in life, instilling hope, faith and joy during the journey. Sapphires can focus healing, loving energy on anyone needing it. Without the users participation in this way it seems to possess an innate higher intelligence of its own. The dark blue sapphire inspires communication, insight intuition, clairaudience, inspiration, spiritual prayer/devotion, and peacefulness. It helps with the Pituitary and Thyroid glands. Detoxing the skin and body. Cools, contracts, and soothes, thus reducing inflammation, fevers, nosebleeds. It has been known to help with hearing problems, burns and with the nervous system and epilepsy. It is the strongest when worn next to the skin. The green sapphire brings luck, orange sapphire also known as Padparadschau, augments wisdom, optimism, and friendliness. The pink sapphire encourages generosity, love, loyalty, wisdom, will, centering, cheerfulness, and luck. The Star Sapphire develops independence, centering, balance, and psychic. Reduces radiation effects, anxiety, procrastination, these effects may be subtle. The black star sapphire brings more grounding, protection, and may strengthen by posing challenges to overcome. The white sapphire is associated with self-appreciation and spiritual development. A yellow sapphire enhances intellect, knowledge and memory.
The hardness of sapphires, which is a 9 on the Mohs’s scale, allows it to take a fine polish. As part of the customary fashioning process virtually all blue, yellow, and golden sapphires are heated to permanently produce or intensify their color and to improve their clarity. Sapphires are usually given oval or less frequently, round, mixed cuts, rectangle or square, step cuts, with or without trimmed corners, are also possible. The cabochon cut is used as well, although less frequently than in the past. Nowadays it is generally reserved for stones full of inclusions or those in which the color is concentrated in a few streaks on a light ground. In the latter case, the cabochon cut gives the color a more uniform appearance. Stones weighing several carats or even 10 to 20 carats in the case of light-colored specimens are not uncommon.
As with all gemstones care should be taken to protect it from scratches and sharp blows and should give you years of wearable pleasure. It is best cleaned professionally by your jeweler. But if home cleaning is necessary, use jewelry cleaners or lukewarm water with a mild soapy solution. To maintain your gem’s brilliance, clean with a small soft bristle brush, especially on the back where dirt collects.
The best sapphires were discovered in a small deposit in Kashmir in 1880, in a remote mountain area, which has now probably been exhausted. Very fine sapphires are also found in Burma, but in limited quantities. Appreciable quantities of light-and bright-blue sapphire are found in alluvial deposits on the island of Sri Lanka. These are always attractively colored, the richest versions being very similar to the Burmese sapphires and equally valuable. The sapphires of Sri Lanka are also famous for the variety of inclusions they display: long, thin rutile needles, like very fine silk; soft, liquid inclusions arranged in the form of veils, lace, and feathers; striking inclusions with a moving bubble, like a spirit level; zircon crystals with small stress cracks radiating from them, and various other types of transparent crystals. Sapphires are also mined in Thailand and neighboring Cambodia. These are generally pleasing to the eye, though often rather deeply colored. But most sapphires come from Australia, which has numerous deposits of deeply colored stones, sometimes too dark, in most cases with blue-green pleochroism. These are the least valuable, but most widely available on the market. Less important sources are the United States (Montana), Tanzania, and Malawi.
The increase cost and rarity of fine quality natural sapphires has led to the production of lab-created sapphires. These gems offer the beauty of the finest quality natural sapphires with an affordable price. Lab created sapphires have virtually the same physical and optical properties as their natural counterparts.
Sapphire has been imitated by dark to cobalt blue grass, but particularly by doublets with a top part consisting of red almandine garnet, which is very hard and lustrous, with natural inclusions, and a bottom part of dark-to-cobalt blue grass, welded together, not glued. IT has also been imitated in the past by synthetic blue spinel, which is brightly colored but emits strange red gleams in bright light. Synthetic sapphire has likewise been produced for many years now, mainly by the Verneuil flame fusion method. Since the end of the 1970s, greater knowledge of the nature and causes of color in gemstones has enabled the modification of this feature by various procedures. The most recent and important techniques relate to the blue coloration of sapphire. One method is to subject very pale blue, almost colorless stones with numerous silk-like rutile inclusions to prolonged heating at temperatures in the region of 1500-1600 degrees Celsius
in a reducing environment.
This “reactivates” the titanium in the rutile, which reacts with the traces of iron in the sapphire. In this way, the silk is absorbed, while the trivalent titanium and iron thus formed, which are responsible for the blue coloration of sapphire, greatly intensify the color of the stone. This treatment is now very widespread and more or less reproduces the sequence of events that occurred when many sapphire crystals were formed. As a result, it is not always possible to distinguish a completely natural sapphire from one whose color has been intensified in this way, and they are treated as one on the market. According to another procedure, however, colorless, pale yellow or pale green stones are covered in a paste
consisting of iron and -mainly- titanium compounds. The specimens are then heated to a temperature of about 1700 degrees Celsius
for perhaps several days. The iron titanium oxides slowly infiltrate the stones to a depth of about one millimeter, producing a deep blue coloration. The stone then has to be repolished.
Aid for communication, clairvoyant perceptions, abstract concepts, divine wisdom and prophecy. Cleanses negative mental states and disturbances. Is good in aiding nervous and mental disorders throat and asthma.
SAPPHIRE Love Partnership Sleep, Depression
SARD- (unnamed agates) Blending and binding of energies for strength and protection. Oranizational qualities simplistic and stable. Good for binding energies for physical endurance.
SARDONYX Forgiveness Care Neck, Hearing
SATINSPAR (Selenite) Insight Calm Disputes, Anger, Spine Ideal for a family or meeting area giving a tranquil feel to the location to minimise aggression and impart cordiality. When worn or carried by a person the stone helps in all physical activities.
SCAPOLITE Achievement Strength Athleticism, Veins
SCARAB- carved beetle in many stones- the symbol of imortality, eternal life, renewal and rebirth. Flight from one state to another. Transformation and rejuvenation.
SCHALENBLENDE Fortune Identity Muscles, Eyes
SCHEELITE Awareness Relationships Colds, Recovery
SCHORL Practicality Balance Liver, Intestines
SEFTONITE Relationships Learning Circulation
SELENITE - Telepathy, meditation, aligns spinal, column, and clarity also see Satinspar
SERPENTINE- According to "The Healing Powers of Gemstones", by Raymond J.L. Walters. The name serpentine may have been derived from its ancient use as a cure for snake or serpent bites or because of its green and mottled appearance which resembles that of some snake skins. Serpentine is a name given to a group of mostly green stones that are made up of mostly magnesium silicate. There are two main types of serpentine: bowenite which is usually a translucent green and williamsite, which is an oily green with black inclusions. It is softer and rarer than bowenite. However, in my cases I also have Russian Serpentine.
Binding small slabs of serpentine to rheumatic joints and limbs was once a fashionable was to relieve pain. The stone was also used against dropsy and any complaints caused by an excess of fluids in the body. To enjoy the curative powers of this stone patients were told to hold a piece of serpentine in each hand while sitting in the sunlight. However, this advice was tempered with a warning to restrict the stime spent in the sun due to it's effects on other body fluids.
Serpentine of all colors have been regarded by many civilizations, not only for its power to heal but also for its beauty and decorative appearance. Vases, boxes, talismans and the pillars supporting buildings have all been made from serpentine. The ancient Egyptians carved sacred scarabs from the stone while Persians produced some beautiful and prestigious serpentine seals.
Green bowenite can be carved into attractive pieces and passed off as jade under the name of "new jade" or "human jade".
Williamsite can be found in California and Maryland USA which has a blue/greenish coloring.
SERAPHINITE Intuition Kindness Higher energies
SERPENTINE Meditation Enlightenment Stomach, PMT
SHATTUCKITE Renewal Reconciliation Depression, Throat
SHIVA LINGHAM Energy Wisdom Fertility, Balance Found only in riverbed in Mandhata mountains (one of 7 sacred places in India) and shaped. Powerful energy and said to have one of highest vibrations of all stones. This stone is featured in ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom’ film.
SIDERITE Intellect Loyalty Bones Hands
SILICON Activity Attraction Vitality, Muscles
SILVER Perception Investment Recovery
SKUTTERUDITE Contact Psychic Limbs
SMITHSONITE Consideration Harmony Vitality, Digestion
SMOKEY QUARTZ - (gray to brown quartz) Collects scattered energies, dissolves negative energies, emotional blockage, protection, “stone of cooperation”. Enables you to follow through with your highest hopes and aspirations. Abstract thoughts and telepathic messages put to practical use. Stimulates and purifies first chakra. Helps ground more spiritual light into the body and into Earth. Good for depression, fatigue , endurance and spaciness. Helps bring ones dreams into being on Earth. Helpful in shifting levels of consciousness. Also see Quartz
SOAPSTONE Loyalty Cultivation Back
SODALITE - (opaque medium to dark blue with white lines) Sodalite is a beautiful blue and white stone used primarily to make jewelry and carved sculptures and ornaments. Its mineral composition is sodium aluminum silicate with chlorine (Na4Al3Si3O12Cl). Sodalite is an igneous plutonic mineral. This means it was formed from a molten mass deep below the earth’s surface. This molten mass or magma cooled very slowly and became solid rock. Many different kinds of minerals were formed this way in different parts of the world, but just the right combination of the element sodium, aluminum, silica, oxygen and chlorine had to be present for this beautiful blue stone to be formed. Sodalite is sometimes mistaken for Lapis. However, Sodalite has some white flex in the stone where as Lapis does not. It is said that Sodalite has these healing qualities. Clearing and balancing mental disorders; filling the doubts, fears and anxieties with white light and transformation. Throat chakra stone- aids in communication and self-expression. Eases subconscious fear and guilt. Stabilizes mental and emotional processes, PMS, cramps, clears old patterns, migraines and headaches, and wisdom.
SODALITE Meditation Assertion Blood Pressure, Sleep, Chest Gives confidence to those who are shy or introvert, allowing assurance and free expression when with others. It is therefore particularly suited to teachers, actors and performers. Also a meditation stone. Can be used on computers and TVs to absorb emissions.
SPECTROLITE see Labradorite
SPESSARTINE Renewal Confidence Vitamin deficiencies
SPHALERITE Integrity Career Nerves, Eyes
SPINEL Energy Intellect Stress, Depression, Skin, Slimming
SPIRIT STONES Vitality Awareness Energy, Cleansing
STAUROLITE Focus Personality Spine, Whole Body, Forgetfulness Sometimes known as ‘Fairy Cross’ it represents the four elements, ‘bringing everything together’. It gives a focus and understanding to life and nature, thus helping in education and related areas.
STEATITE Adventure Communication Digestion, Tendons
STIBNITE Persistence Loyalty Stomach, Muscles
STICHTITE Loyalty Creativity Muscles, Chest
STILBITE Creativity Understanding Toxins, Sensory organs
SUGILITE-(violet-purple) First discovered in 1975, it wasn’t until the end of 1980 that Lou Koekemoer of South Africa was able to prove that the deep purple material he suspected to be special with manganoan sugilite. The only supreme purple color in the world come from a pocket in the Hotazel area of South Africa. Professor Kenici Sugi first discovered the mineral in 1944 in the Aegerine Syenite on Iwagi Inlet, Ehine Prefecture, Southeast Japan. Dr. Hisoshi Matsunaga correctly identified his original assay several years later. Toyal Azel is the name of crystalline sugilite, which can be faceted. Gem sugilite, when faceted changes color from reddish purple in incandescent light to bluish -purple under day light or fluorescent light. Most material is massive Sugilite is a silicate of potassium, sodium, iron, lithium, manganese, and aluminum. It is classified in the osumilite group.
Sugilite is an excellent mineral to induce calm and balance to the brain, heart, muscles, and nervous system. Sugilite helps to prevent constipation and to normalize digestion. The deep purple color creates balance for the body’s upper most glands (pineal and pituitary) and connects spirit forces with the nervous system. It emanates a loving, gentle tone of compassion and forgiveness. Its healing attributes rain on the physical and subtitle bodies, helping with modern stress related disease as well as HIV/AIDS and cancer. As stress causes a constant fight or flight reaction in the body, all body functions begin to deteriorate. Sugilite helps to counteract and reverse this trend It is valuable to empaths, psychics, and people with sensitive nervous systems, including children. Sugilite prevents energy vampirism or feeling consumed by the needs of others. It helps sensitive to cope in densely populated areas where pollution is not just industrial by psychological, emotional and spiritual as well. It was discovered to assist with consciousness evolution. This information was copied from Crystalline Communion 2000 by Marquist and Frasl.
Third eye activator. Opens connections between mind and body. Brings conscious control of mental faculties and related bodily states. Helps spiritually oriented individuals deal with sometimes overwhelming negative energies present on the planet. Helps on become aware of own Divine Essence and encourage positive energies. Deep penetrating wisdom and understanding.
SUGILITE Inspiration Co-ordination Headaches, Inflammations, Toxins Frequently used by healers to draw out pain and make aggressive feelings subside. Brings peace of mind and new spirit allowing inspired thoughts and actions.
SULPHUR - Sulphur, S, is a light yellow color in pure form and is one of the most reactive of all the elements. Only two other elements-oxygen and silicon are found more often than sulphur in minerals that make up the earth’s crust.
Sulphur was known by the ancients and is referred to as brimstone in the book of Genesis in the Bible.
Sulphur can be distinguished from all other elements by its low melting point, 108 C. and its putrid smell when it burns and forms the toxic gas sulphur dioxide SO2. Billions of dollars have been spent removing sulphur from petroleum products and from emissions of coal fired power plants. When sulphur is burned, the sulphur dioxide released into the atmosphere causes air pollution and acid rain.
Sulphur is used commercially in manufacturing sulfuric acid (used in batteries) explosives, fungicides, and in the vulcanization of rubber. It’s origin is Nevada.
SULPHUR Intellect Protection Skin, Digestion, Arthritis, Rheumatism
SUNSTONE- a form of oligoclase (a type of plagioclase feldspar, potassium aluminum silicate, or less commonly called aventurine feldspar) and crystallizes in the form of masses and tabular crystals. The color range includes grey, green, yellow, brown, orange, pink, peach, and red. Sunstone, usually shows brilliant reflections due to the further properties of sunstone. For additional information in the cases of sparking sunstone you can also research Goethithe or Hematite.
This mineral can be used to both clear and energize the chakras. It can also provide for a brightening of the chakras, allowing one to exhibit a floral freshness and a feeling of being “squeaky” clean. It assists in gently removing the “hook-ups” which have infiltrated the energy centers, returning them to the source after surrounding them with both love and positive energy. It can also be used to desipate fearfulness, to alleviate stress, and to increase vitality. It has been use to encourage independence and originality and to provide “luck” in games.
In the yellow and darker shades, it projects light into the lower heart chakra area, causing facilitation of friendly will force with harmonious and little resistance.
The Canadian Indians, in rituals of the medicine wheel, to show to the spirit guides the connection with the golden white healing light of the sun. In these ceremonies sunstone is placed in the center of the medicine wheel: it has been reported that, during contact with the spirit guides, the stone has emitted a golden glow.
In ancient Greece, it was thought to represent the sun god, bringing life and abundance to those fortunate enough to carry/wear it. It was often used as an ornamental on goblets and plates and was believed to counteract poison and to produce strength.
In ancient India it was believed to provide protection from the destructive forces of the other realms.
Sunstone is quite helpful with chronic sore throats. It has been used to reduce stomach tension and relieve ulcers, cleansing and rebuilding the kidney and liver, and can be an important aid to counteract cellular issues and degeneration. It can also be used in the treatment of cartilage problems so often suffered by athletes. It aids in proper digestion. Reduces acids conditions. Much like the Coriolis force, sunstone moves energy to the right around the body in ever-winding spirals, and this direction holds true for the Northern Hemisphere. The opposite is true for the Southern Hemisphere, where sunstone moves energy to the left around the body. This movement removes unwanted energies from the aura and is safe to open for healing work.
It was used by ancients for rheumatism (one sits on the sun surrounded by a circle of sunstones): aching feet and spinal problems were also relieved by physical contact with a large specimen.
Sunstone is the state gem for Organ. Sunstone occurs in metamorphic and igneous rocks in Norway, the USA, India, the former USSR and Canada. This information was copied from Love is in the Earth, a Kaleidoscope of Crystals by Melody, Crystalline Communion 2000 by Marquist and Frasl, and Eyewitness Handbook, Gemstones by Hall
SUNSTONE Insight Travel Eyes, Depression
TALC Affinity Modesty Cleansing, Restoration
TANZANITE- Tanzanite is a blue variety of the mineral zoisite. Color ranges from pale lilac to deep, intense violet blue. “Velvety” is the word that best describes its texture. Tanzanite is a fairly rare gem and was one of the chief deposit of Tanzania, East Africa, and is now nearly exhausted. Owning a piece of jewelry set with this unusual gemstone truly makes its owner feel unique and special. And it gives you two colors in the same stone, meaning it is “pleochroic” from violet-blue to violet, grayish, or greenish. From one angle it is seen as blue, like the blue of a sapphire, and from the other purple, like a fine amethyst, what’s more, its one color indoors and another outside.
Tanzanite is one of the newest gemstones. In 1967 blue, green, yellow, brown, and pink zoisite crystals. The stones have few inclusions; that sometimes look like thin, parallel tubules. It is normally given a round or oval, mixed cut, but the step cut is also used. Most tanzanite mined today are subject to heat produced the violet to blue color range. They heat treat these stones to remove any unwanted colors. This process that turns dusty brown stones permanently into the mesmerizing blue-purple stones so sought after today. Tiffany & Co. of New York bestowed the name upon the stone and introduced it to the world.
Because tanzanite is still young it has no legends or superstitions connected with it. It can be used as an alternate birthstone for any month in the calendar.
To clean simply immerse in jewelry cleaner or in lukewarm soapy water and clean with a small soft bristle brush. Tanzanite jewelry should never be cleaned with the ultrasonic cleaners commonly used by jewelers and watchmakers, or subject to steam. On a number of occasions, stones thus treated have suffered irreparable damage. Avoid hard knocks and scratches, as well as extreme temperature changes.
TANZANITE Vitality Athletics Bones, Worries
TEKTIES- (black) Grounding. Helps rationality and sensibility. Works through root chakra.
TEKTITE Fortitude Musicianship Memory, Study
THULITE Dexterity Meditation Hands Tendons Concentration Brings the mind and body together clear the mind and enhance dexterity and speed of movement. Good for craftspeople, artists and anyone involved in detailed work.
TIGER EYE -(brown-gold) This golden brown chatoyant stone as used mainly for jewelry making and ornamentation. It is formed by the alteration of crocidolite and consists essentially of quartz colored by iron oxide. According to the Moh's scale Tiger eyes are a 7.0.
A combination of earth and sun which would be practically decision making and creativity. Belief in self, objectivity, stability and inner strength. Gold tiger’s eye is said to be helpful for Protection from “evil eye”, eyesight, and brightness. Main stone for the navel chakra. Good grounding stone; has gold of crown chakra as well as brown of earth -root chakra. Also good for strength and self confidence.
The Tiger Eye is in the same family as the Hawk’s eye (blue gray-green) also is a root chakra stone to assist in gaining proper perspectives on issuers in daily life. Brings deep peace and healing into the physical.
TIGERS EYE Insight Integrity Hypochondria, Asthma, Limbs The changing hues of this stone indicate its quality of insight, to look beneath the surface and reveal the truth. It is allied to good fortune and bravery and used as a talisman to overcome deceit and duplicity. Also see Hawks Eye, and Cats Eye
TIGER IRON Clarity Endurance Movement, Vigor
TITANITE Calmness Judgement Mouth, Gums
TOPAZ ( transparent amber, brown, gold to pink) Most people think of topaz as a transparent golden yellow gemstone. However, this gemstone come in orange-yellow, red, honey-brown (dark sherry), light green, blue and pink.
The name topaz is derived from the Greek word “to shine” and also implies “fire”. Orange-red “Imperial” topaz and pink colors are rare and most valuable.
Topaz is one of the accepted birthstones for November. Blue topaz is the accepted anniversary gemstone for the 4th year; Imperial topaz for the 23rd year of marriage.
The lore, magic and romance of topaz goes back many thousands of years. It holds the distinction of being the gemstone with the widest range of curative powers. The Greeks felt it gave them strength. In addition, it supposedly cooled tempers, restored sanity, cured asthma, relieved insomnia, and even warded off sudden death. Topaz is said to make its wearer invisible in times of emergency. It proved the loyalty of associates by changing color in presence of poison.
As part of the normal fashion process, most brownish to sherry brown topaz are heated to produce a permanent pink color. Certain types of topaz are irradiated and heated to produce shades of blue. Avoid sharp blows, intense heat and strong light. Topazes are a 8.0 on the Moh’s scale, and are found mainly in Brazil, Nigeria, and Sri Lanka.
Expansiveness facilitates understanding and acceptance of universal Christ consciousness. Revitalizing, protective, relieves depression, anger, fear and all disturbing emotions. Can help relieve pain of Arthritis
BLUE TOPAZ is said to inspire leadership ability, psychic knowing, spiritual growth, tranquillity and psychic insight. Alignment with our higher self, creative expression, writing, and to focus on you path.
CLEAR TOPAZ is said to help with communicate with Devas (Nature Spirits) and with all the animals and plants of the earth.
GOLDEN TOPAZ is said to build generosity, happiness, humor, optimism, creativity, wisdom, inspiration, abundance and love. The most powerful, electromagnetic of yellow solar plexus gems. A strong steady, high level gem for mental clarity, focus , perceptivity , high levels concept, confidence, personal power, stamina. Helps with mood swings, insomnia, worries, fears, and depression, exhaustion, nervous system stress, stomach anxiety. Calms and relieves and balances emotional mental breakdowns. Any situation related to nervous fatigue, exhaustion or extreme stress, change cleansing letting go. Aids in helping with headaches, spasms, mental disorders, and obesity. Liver and pancreas detoxification, bloodsugar balance, tissue and backbone strengthener (physically and emotionally). Excellent for water signs, teachers, excess work stress, and manifesting higher- self-connection.
GREEN TOPAZ is said to guide us towards forgiveness and understanding.
PINK TOPAZ promotes honor and truth. Works as especially with the heart chakra or love, and spiritual compassion.
TOPAZ Assurance Legal Infections, Appetite
TOURMALINATED QUARTZ- (clear quartz with black tourmaline) Tourmaline, a complex aluminous borosilicate, is a mineral group highly valued as gemstones. Sometimes tourmalines can be found as inclusions in quartz. As this quartz crystal was growing it enveloped tourmaline crystals, forming tourmalines quartz. Tourmalines are found in more colors of the spectrum than any other gemstone. Elbaite is a tourmaline that is most commonly used in jewelry. Gem elbaite can be almost any color but it most commonly green. Tourmaline crystals are long and prismatic and possess the properties of piezoelectricity and pyroelectricity. This combination brings forces of light and darkness into harmony. Can be used to transform or deflect negative energy. Its origin is Brazil.
TOURMALINE - A complex borosilicate of aluminum and alkali, with iron, magnesium, and other cations. The name is apparently derived from the Sinhalese turamali, referring to gems of unknown identity- probably zircons.
It usually occurs as long, three-sided prisms, which are often well terminated; but sometimes it is found as parallel or radiating groups of long, thin striated prisms. It has one of the widest color ranges in the mineral world. The most common color is black, but tourmaline may be pink, violet-red, brownish yellow, blackish brown, various shades of green, light blue, blue-green, dark blue, and (rarely) colorless. Also found are crystals with transverse zoning, the color of the crystal gradually changing from one end to the other. Tourmaline has good resistance to weathering and is therefore often found in Alluvium. On the Moh's scale tourmaline is a 7.0.
Tourmaline is found differentiated dikes of silica-rich intrusive rocks and is quite common around granite, where pegmatitic, pneumatolytic mineralizations are abundant.
It is widely distributed, the most common variety being black tourmaline, which is no value as a gem. The most famous deposits are in Sri Lanka, the Soviet Union, Afghanistan, Burma, the United States (California, Maine, Connecticut), Brazil, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and Namibia.
Tourmaline pink (rubellite) is a heart stone. High love expression. Strengthens wisdom and willpower enhances creativity. Green and pink is the best heart chakra healers. Releases old emotional pain and replaces with love. Black is protection from negative or heavy energies. Helps ground spiritual energies.Blue is cosmic love vibration.
GREEN TOURMALINE- transparent spike like green- Regeneration and rebirth of the physical body. Pushes out toxins form the body and brings in new energy. Brings in abundance and prosperity. It is good for the heart and blood pressure.
PINK TOURMALINE- transparent spike like pink- magnetically receiving love and giving out love joyfully. Sorrows conflicts, despairs and fears seem to melt away leaving a renewed enthusiasm for life. Happy going with the flow. Helps with matters of the heart.
TOURMALINE Confidence Success General Healing, Good Fortune
TREE AGATE Co-ordination Management Chest/stomach
TURQUENITE Industry Business Skin
TURQUOISE - (blue green) The name of the gem is apparently related to the fact that it was brought to Europe from the Eastern Mediterranean by Levantine traders, generally known as Turks. It has served as an ornament for a very long time, having been used by the Egyptians some thousands of years BC. Nowadays, it is one of the most controversial gems, because much of the material sold has undergone so many different treatments that its original appearance has been completely transformed.
It occurs as microcrystalline aggregates in the form of irregular, lobed or indented nodules or in thin strips, which are more compact and strongly colored at the center, lighter and porous on the outside. It is blue-white to sky blue, light greenish blue to light green. TI is generally opaque, only thin pieces being translucent.
It is a secondary or supergene mineral and is deposited by surface waters in cracks and cavities in alumina-rich extrusive rocks, together with other similar phosphates, chalcedony and limonite. It is present also in weathering copper deposits as in Arizona. According to the Moh's scale turquoise is between 5.0 and 6.0
The color of turquoise is sometimes affected by the acid perspiration of certain wearers. When this happens, the stone will become green or greenish. This may also happen if it becomes to warm. The color is also affected by the alcohol content in perfume, hair sprays, and cosmetics.
According to the missionary Bernardino de Sahagun (History fo New Spain, 1830) no one was allowed to wear or own this blue stone: it was exclusively reserved as an offering to the gods and for the secretion of their images. After the decimation of the Mayan Empire by the Spaniard Hernando Cortez in AD 1533, it fell to the lot of the Pueblo people of the American southwest to keep this reverence for turquoise alive. Even today Pueblo miners believer that the "flesh" of turquoise must remain undamaged, if it is to be used as a religious offering, it must be mined and handles with respect.
It is found in Iran, where it has been mined since time immemorial, and the United States (Nevada, Arizona, California, New Mexico). Small quantities are also found in the Sinai Peninsula.
This is a very spiritual stone. Prosperity, positively, and creativity. Channels receptivity and enhances universal conceptualization. Helps see more clearly physically and spiritually. Protective and calming. It melds energies of heaven and earth, protection, nurturing, communication, creativity, intuition, love, spirituality. Lungs and respiratory system. Combines heart and throat chakra colors.
Environment Comfort Respiration, Recuperation, Throat This stone expands friendships and protects the domestic environment. It is also favored for its recuperative power. Left in a room, it can purify the atmosphere and spread tranquillity and comfort
ULEXITE Contentment Industry Teeth, Worries
UNAKITE - (green with pink or orange) also known as the “Picassos Rose Garden Stone”. It is a calming and peaceful stone. Carries earth energies. Balances the emotional body, align with spirituality, stimulates healthy pregnancies. Combines the colors of the heart chakra (green and pink) helps balance and center the heart center.
UNAKITE Stability Enhancement Muscles, Back-Ache, Feet Gives strength and stability, both physical and mental for those times when everything gets ‘too much’ and a firm base is needed. A foundation stone which can enhance the effect of other stones kept with it.
UVAROVITE Vitality Joy Vitality, Throat
VANADINITE Sociability Friendship Lungs, Stomach
VARISCITE Meditation Writing Growth, Digestion
VERDITE Friendship Partnerships Nerves
VESUVIANITE- Female energy--Shakti VESUVIANITE Intuition Partnership Dieting, Depression
VIOLAN Insight Vitality Muscles, Genitals
VOEGESITE- Unity in diversity-getting along with others.
WATERMELON TOURMALINE-transparent pink and green- Electric and magnetic properties, giving the ability to receive and direct information that has been channeled. It pushes out old emotional wounds and brings in renewed love and joy. It alters the cellular structure, and cancer prevention.
WAVELLITE Control Management Inner self
WILLIAMSITE Tranquility Candour Lungs, inflammations
WOLLASTONITE Moderation Grounding Bones, Glands
WULFENITE Relationships Invigoration Female reproductive, digestion
YELLOW JASPER Endurance Protection Stomach, Liver
ZEOLITE Independence Clarity Addictions, Toxins
ZINC Joy Loyalty Muscles, Bones
ZIRCON - The name may be derived from the Arabic zarkun, meaning “red,” or, more probably, from the Persian zargun, golden yellow. They have the highest density and refractive indices and strong birefringence. These specimens in which the crystal structure is badly damaged are pseudomorphs, they retained their original external shape. Most of them are opaque and cloudy, but some, nearly always green ones, are sufficiently lustrous and transparent to be used as gems. These are known as “low zircon” or metamict zircon. There is a whole series of intermediate forms between the two extremes, transparent specimens almost always being greenish.
Zircon is found in isolated crystals or as twins, in the form of squat prisms with bipyramidal terminations, sometimes cloudy, opaque, but often transparent with considerable luster. They are usually small. They can be light brown or gray, but also brown, yellow, reddish, green, blue, greenish blue, or colorless.
Zircon is generally formed in intrusive magmatic rocks and is also found in the pegmatites derived from them, except in metamorphic schists. Being fairly resistant to the elements, it is also found in the form of small, round pebbles in alluvial deposits.
Zircon is found in Norway, Sweden, the Soviet Union, Australia, Brazil, and the United States, but the most famous sources of gem quality zircon are Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Thailand.
ZIRCON Clarity Teaching Insomnia, PMT
ZOISITE - is a combination of Silicate of Calcium and aluminum. It usually occurs as poorly defined crystals, aggregates of small, possibly rod-shaped crystals, or flattened crystals. Normally white, grayish or greenish, it may also display brilliant colors such as pink blue and bright green. It has perfect prismatic cleavage.
The minute crystals distributed in rocks are produced by metamorphism of plagioclases. Large crystals are sometimes found as well. It is widely distributed wherever metamorphic rocks and gabbro are found together. The varieties used for gems and ornaments are confined to restricted areas of East Africa and Norway.
ZOISITE Attraction Entertainment Fingers, Fertility