Ametrine


Ametrine – Gemzworld Crystals Encyclopedia

Ametrine – This is the research and findings of the mineral

Origin – the place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.

Ametrine is a crystal of primary formation which means it was formed from molten magma. This usually happens in cavities in volcanoes where the combination of chemistry and structural arrangements of mineral deposits, atoms and substances pass from gas or liquid into a solid-state or by means of going out of solution by precipitation or evaporation.

Ametrine is a silicate mineral of which the Quartz family is a part. In fact, Ametrine is one of the rarest types of quartz as it combines the beauty of two different crystals in one single crystal. Ametrine is a naturally occurring variety of quartz that contains a mixture of amethyst and citrine. Trace particles of iron can transform clear quartz into the purple of amethyst or the gold hue of citrine, and when colled down at two different rates, the two merge to form ametrine.

Ametrine is mined out of the veins in dolomitic limestone, and the main natural supply is mined in Bolivia. Some synthetic Ametrine is produced in Russia who use industrial production methods to produce ametrine colours. These are produced for the low priced segment of the crystal market.

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Ametrine crystals belong to the Trigonal system.

History – the past considered whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or something, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.

Ancient myth tells the story of this interesting and unique crystal stone being introduced to Europe when the conquistadors, Felipe de Urriola y Goitia, received a dowry of a mine in Bolivia on marrying the princess Anahi from the native Ayoreos tribe. He then made gifts of the stone to the Spanish Queen Juana.

Today, most Ametrine is mined from the Eastern Bolivian mine of Anahi, which could be linked to the original Princess dowry of the story. There are also sources in India and Brazil.

Specification – the act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.

Ametrine is recognisable by its colours and appears with a lovely translucency. It isn’t easy to artificially produce. Tumbled

Ametrine appears in a fully natural form. It can appear in jewellery, gemstones, crystals and spheres, among others.

Varieties – a number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.

Ametrines are the combined beauty of citrine and amethyst. Synthetic ametrine is produced in Russia, but the natural stone has no immediate variants other than the wider Quartz family and the citrine and amethyst themselves.

Esoteric Attributes – a quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.

Crystals, by their very nature, can receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy. Hence, crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrational frequencies that can be harnessed and used for specific purposes. Each, therefore, has specific qualities that can help a person heal on many different levels of their being.

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Ametrine crystals.

Mental: Ametrine enables us to experience mental creativity and take great strides in creative thinking. Citrine brings enthusiasm, and amethyst brings sensibility, enabling us to make positive, mental choices with balance.

Emotional: Ametrine is a stone that inspires joyfulness and calm. It encourages our inner being to focus on the positive when outside influences intervene. It is a stone that encourages compatibility and healthy relationships.

Physical: Ametrine creates balance within the body by easing body tension and generating harmony in body metabolism and the vegetative nervous system.

Crystal Chart – Ametrine

Crystal:                         Ametrine

Mineralogy:                 Silicon Dioxide with impurities

Geometric form:         Trigonal

Formation:                   Primary (molten magma)

Family:                         Quartz

Birthstone:                   Astrology Birthstone (Zodiac) –Ametrine  is associated with the astrological signs of Gemini and Libra

Appearance:                 Glass-like waxy lustre, blend of purple and gold.

Aura:                              Ametrine aids in removing negative energy from the Aura so that the light of healing and love can take its place.

Colour:                          A blend of the purple of Amethyst and the golden of Citrine.

Chakra:                         Ametrine opens the Third Eye Chakra, which is the core of command and perception. It also creates a bridge between the Third Eye Chakra and the Solar Plexus Chakra.

International Crystals – References and resources:

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

You can watch our Free Videos on Crystals HERE

Learn to become a Crystal Therapist HERE

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Alexandrite


Alexandrite – Gemzworld Crystals Encyclopedia

Alexandrite – This is our research and findings on this mineral

Origin – The place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of existence, the point from which it starts, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.

Alexandrite is an extremely rare gemstone initially discovered in the Sanarka River in Russia’s southern Ural Mountains.

The chemical composition exhibits Chrysoberyl’s variants consisting of a chrysoberyl cats eye and transparent Chrysoberyl, yet has chromium as an impurity along with iron and titanium, which accounts for its distinctive ability to change colour. Only this type of Chrysoberyl that can display these colour changes is Alexandrite.

Alexandrite is a strongly pleochroic | trichroic gem that changes colour about the light source. In daylight, they can be green (Russian) before switching to red in incandescent light.

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are seven systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Alexandrite crystals belong to the orthorhombic system.

History – the past considered whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or something, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.

Alexandrite has a recently modern history, documented as being discovered in Russia’s Ural Mountains as late as the 1830s.

The gem is said to have been named after the Russian Tzar Alexander. As it displays the red and green colours symbolic of Imperial Russia’s old stains, it became the national stone of Tzarist Russia.

Top-quality mined Alexandrite was extremely rare and, as the Russian mines depleted, was extremely scarce. A similar hue was found later in Brazilian mines in the 1980s yet were not as great as the quality of colour that the Russian gems possessed.

Jewellers highly seek the stone of a quality comparable to the Russian one due to its aesthetic value and rarity. Specialist dealers mainly supply it.

Specification – the act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.

Alexandrite has a good hardness of 8.5 on the MOH’s scale and is valued in relation to the more significant distinction of colour change from green to red. Some of the less valued Alexandrite’s change from green to a brownish colour instead.

The crystals feature cyclic twins called trillings which have a hexagonal appearance however are featured due to the formation of a triplet of twins at distinctive angles.

Natural Alexandrite gems are rarely found in jewellery due to their value and scarcity; however, synthetic lab-formed types are available on a more common basis.

Varieties – A number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.

Alexandrite is a type of Chrysoberyl and so falls in with other Crysoberyl types, including:

  • Yellowish-Green Chrysoberyl
  • Cats Eye or Cymomphane

However, the only other variety of Alexandrite is created synthetically or simulated to replicate Alexandrite through corundum traced with elements like vanadium.

Esoteric Attributes: A quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.

Crystals, by their very nature, can receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy. Hence, crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrational frequencies that can be harnessed and used for specific purposes. Each, therefore, has particular qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Alexandrite crystals.

Mental: Alexandrite is said to strengthen willpower and inspiration. It promotes imaginative powers igniting confidence in risk-taking and a more excellent perception of the inner voice.

Emotional: Alexandrite intensifies and heightens dreams and heightens the perception of emotion.

Physical: The Alexandrite gem is known to stimulate the liver and aid physical inflammations. It is also an aid for nerve disorders and to strengthen the senses.

Crystal Chart – Alexandrite

Crystal:                        Alexandrite

Mineralogy:                Chrysoberyl

Geometric form:         Orthorhombic

Formation:                  Tertiary

Family:                         Quartz

Birthstone:                  Ayurvedic Birthstones – Alexandrite is not associated with Ayurvedic Birthstones.                       Astrology Birthstone (Zodiac)  Alexandrite is associated with June, and the Scorpio sign an alternate Zodiac stone.

Appearance:               Very hard (8.5) and brittle.  It has a trillings formation similar to a                                      hexagonal shape and is distinctive by its ability to change colour most valuable when from green to red.

Aura:                           Alexandrite is said to have regenerative powers and, as well as re-inforcing self-esteem, it escalates spiritual evolution and aligns the mental, emotional and etheric bodies.

Colour:                         Alexandrites mined in Russia are distinctive in their colour change from a green hue to a red hue; however, many mined elsewhere exhibit a shift from light green to a brownish colour.

Chakra:                        Alexandrites, depending on colour, can relate to the Throat, Heart and                              Third Eye Chakras

Gemzworld Crystals – References and resources:

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

You can watch our Free Videos on Crystals HERE

Learn to become a Crystal Therapist HERE

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See our wonderful selection of Healing Crystals HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Angelite


Angelite – Gemzworld Crystals Encyclopedia

Angelite – This is our research and findings on this magical mineral.

Origin – the place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.

Angelite is a Sulfates mineral of soft blue Anhydrite. Sulfides have a sulfur atom surrounded by four oxygen atoms that form a square. Aside from Gypsum and Baryte, which are the main Sulfide types, the rest are increasingly rare, including Anhydrite.

When Gypsum loses water, it turns into Anhydrite, usually found in salt deposits formed in blocks, of course, crystalline. Anhydrite is normally found as a colourless brown crystal. The pale blue version is rarer and is known as Angelite.

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Angelite crystals belong to the Orthohombic system.

History – the past considered whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or something, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.

The known history of Anhydrite is recent in times as the name was given by A.G. Werner in 1804 due to the absence of water of crystallization compared to its presence in Gypsum.

Angelite was first documented during the globally synchronised meditation event named the Harmonic Conversion in 1987.

Specification – the act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.

Angelite is only enhanced through cutting, tumbling and polishing. It is of a soft blue | white in colour, and the true versions are only believed to be found in Peru, encapsulating a deeper blue colour.

Varieties – a number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.

Angelite is formed from Sulfates, of which there are around 200 types, including Gypsum and Baryte.

A rare variety is Anhydrite, of which the pale blue version is known as Angelite.

Esoteric Attributes – a quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.

Crystals, by their very nature, can receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy. Hence, crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrational frequencies that can be harnessed and used for specific purposes. Each, therefore, has specific qualities that can help a person heal on many different levels of their being.

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Angelite crystals.

Mental: Angelite helps to end brooding and give calmness to thought whilst dissipating obsessions. It is helpful in group communication and aids lucidity in dream interpretation.

Emotional: Angelite is an aid to overcoming insecurity, and it helps to withstand the psychic strain. It strengthens the ability to overcome confusion and pain when caused by cruelty.

Physical: Angelite aids in the stimulation of kidney function and water balance. It assists in the reduction of oedema.

Crystal Chart – Angelite

Crystal:                        Angelite

Mineralogy:                Anhydrous calcium sulphate

Geometric form:         Orthorhombic

Formation:                  Secondary

Family:                         Sulfate, Anhydrite

Birthstone:                  Astrology Birthstone (Zodiac) -Angelite is associated with the astrological sign of Aquarius

Appearance:                 A soft stone, easily chipped with a beautiful blue hue.

Aura:                           Angelite removes the obstacles in the Aura to assist in the connection of higher vibration information allowing greater spiritual growth and enhanced intuition.

Colour:                         Pale Blue hue sometimes with white.

Chakra:                        Angelite helps to unblock the upper Chakras allowing for greater communication to the lower chakras. It is associated with the throat chakra.

International Crystals – References and resources:

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

You can watch our Free Videos on Crystals HERE

Learn to become a Crystal Therapist HERE

Find out the benefits of a Crystal Healing Session HERE

See our wonderful selection of Healing Crystals HERE

 

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Amethyst


AMETHYST – Gemzworld Crystals Encyclopedia

Amethyst – Our research and findings on this beautiful healing mineral.

Origin – the place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.

Amethyst is a primary crystal formation created when the molten magma from volcanic explosions colls and forms into igneous rock.

This usually happens in cavities in volcanoes where the combination of chemistry and structural arrangements of mineral deposits, atoms and substances pass from gas or liquid into a solid-state or by means of going out of solution by precipitation or evaporation.

Amethyst is a silicate mineral of quartz and is the purple variety of the Quartz family.  This purple hue results from trace particles of iron forming within the silica acid in contrast to quartz’s transparent colour created when the iron is not present.

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are seven systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Amethyst crystals belong to the Trigonal system.

 

History – the past considered whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or something, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.

Amethyst has a long and detailed historical, traditional past that dates back to early civilisation and before. It was revered as one of the five cardinal gemstones to be of standing with the Emerald, Ruby, Diamond and Saphire for many Centuries until the discovery of large Amethyst mines in the 18th Century that moved its status from ‘precious’ to ‘semi-precious’.

There are mentions of the Amethyst in relation to the Bible and the Torah, and the stone was connected to the Catholic Church as it was widely associated with the blood of Christ.

The ancient myth of Bacchus from the 14th Century tells the story of how Bacchus, the God of Wine, in foul humour, decided to reap his frustrations on the first person he met. That person was the beautiful Amethyst, who was on her way to worship at the shrine of the Goddess Artemis. Bacchus set ferocious tigers on Amethyst, who cried out in fear for Artemis, who responded by turning her to white stone as protection. Taken by remorse, Bacchus took his best wines and poured them over her, thus turning the white stone into the purple hue that gives the Amethyst its distinctive colour.

Amethyst stone is highly desirable and used commonly worldwide. Natural Amethyst is only enhanced through the tumbling, cutting and polishing process, whilst lab-created Amethyst is widely used in the making of jewellery.

Specification – the act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.

As a natural stone, the Amethyst is enhanced through tumbling, cutting and polishing to reveal its attractive form.

Its mid purple colour is highly sought and varies in hue throughout the stone. Amethyst is common in jewellery and in semi-precious stone form and is highly popular worldwide.

Varieties – a number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.

Amethyst have a few variations, namely:

  • Chevron Amethyst
  • Green Amethyst
  • Bolivian Amethyst
  • African Amethyst
  • Ametrine (mixed with Citrine)
  • Brandberg Amethyst

 

Esoteric Attributes – a quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.

Crystals, by their very nature, can receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy. Hence, crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrational frequencies that can be harnessed and used for specific purposes. Each, therefore, has particular qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Amethyst crystals.

Mental: Amethyst crystals are said to have calming properties that provide clarity of thought to the brain. It also aids with the relief of OCD Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and hyperactivity.

Emotional: The Amethyst brings calm to angry minds and soothes anxiety. It brings clarity of thought and centres those who are overstressed or overwhelmed. It can help identify the primal cause of behavioural patterns and emotional habits and is essential in negating addiction and intoxicating drivers.

Physical: Amethyst aids the digestive tract as well as heart, stomach and skin. It reduces pain and swelling and heals bruising. The stone also has strong properties in strengthening the nervous system and endocrine glands, relieves headaches, and reduces nervous tension.

Crystal Chart – Amethyst

Crystal:                         Amethyst – Medium purple

Mineralogy:                 Silicate Quartz

Geometric form:         Trigonal | Hexagonal

Formation:                   Primary (molten magma)

Family:                         Quartz

Birthstone:                  Ayurvedic Birthstones – Amethyst is the stone associated with February.

Astrology Birthstone (Zodiac)          Amethyst is associated with the astrological sign of Pisces (19th Feb to 20th March).

Appearance:                Various crystal habits such as prismatic, stubby, drusy and geodes. Purple in colour and can be brittle.

Aura:                             The high frequency of the Amethyst will remove and purify the Aura of negative energy and place a protective light shield around the body. This allows for a clear centred aura to open to spiritual connection.

Colour:                          Colours are a variety of purple hues. The Chevron Amethyst includes banded white, and they can also sometimes turn to a light green colour.

Chakra:                         Amethyst relates to the Crown Chakras and is in tune with the Third Eye.

 

GemZworld Crystals – References and resources:

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

You can watch our Free Videos on Crystals HERE

Learn to become a Crystal Therapist HERE

Find out the benefits of a Crystal Healing Session HERE

See our fantastic selection of Healing Crystals HERE

 

 

 

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Amber


Amber – Gemzworld Crystals Encyclopedia

Origin – the place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.

Amber is derived from fossilised tree resin and can also be found in coal seams, where it is termed as resinite. Therefore not technically a Crystal

The types of Amber vary due to the degree and mix of chemical compounds and, as Amber originates as a soft and sticky resin mass that transforms to copal, it can also contain traces of plant and animal inclusions.

Amber can be found along coasts as it is cast up from the seafloor and dredged or mined from underground galleries. When extracted, nodules of blue earth are removed, and its opaque crust either eroded or removed by sand and water.

Amber is amorphous rather than crystalline and has a very low density, enabling it to float in saltwater. The leading source is in the Samland Coastal area of Prussia, which is known as the Kaliningrad Oblast of Russia. (changed in 1946)

History – the past considered whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or something, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.

The name is derived from Arabic and referred originally to ambergris. It has sometimes been called Kahroba, which is a Persian term meaning that attracts straw.

Its source shores are the Baltic sea, yet it has been found on Neolithic sites away from source surmised due to trade routes established before the bronze age.

It is widely used in jewellery and more intriguingly for the mouth peace of pipes. The Turks use it in this regard as they say it is incapable of spreading infection when passing the lines from mouth to mouth.

Specification – the act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.

Amber is unusual in that the resin can contain exquisitely preserved plant structures, organisms, bugs and crustaceans. Anything that became covered by the resin when before it fossilised. The cavities shown in Amber are said to be where these organisms have disappeared.

Amber appears in various colours that, apart from the famous orange, yellow/brown, can range from white to almost black or, in rare cases, red, blue and green.

It usually appears in a translucent form that can be easily cut and polished for jewellery.

Varieties – A number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.

The types of Amber mainly refer to its colour of geographical source. These include:

  • Baltic Amber
  • Black Amber
  • Copal
  • Delatynite
  • Blue Amber
  • Dominican Amber

 

Esoteric Attributes – a quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.

Crystals, by their very nature, can receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy. Hence, crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrational frequencies that can be harnessed and used for specific purposes. Each, therefore, have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Amber.

Mental: Amber strengthens the belief in yourself and assists in positive mental well being.

Emotional: Amber aids cheerfulness and strengthens trust. It enables you to feel more carefree,

Physical: Amber is a healer in many areas, especially the spleen, gall bladder, stomach, joints, liver intestine, glands and mucous membrane. It is an aid against allergies, diabetes and rheumatism and also helps children with teething issues.

 

Crystal Chart – Amber

Crystal:                        Amber

Mineralogy:                Fossiliferous Resin

Geometric form:         Amphorous

Formation:                  Secondary

Family:                         Resin

Birthstone:                  Amber is a non-traditional birthstone for November, and it is associated with the Zodiac signs Leo, Aquarius, Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio

Appearance:               Resin lustre, unique in its cavities and external organism traces.

Aura:                           Amber releases and protects from negative energy and aligns the subtle bodies with the physical body.

Colour:                         Colours range from yellow to orange-brown, yet some Ambers can be red, green, blue and black.

Chakra:                        Amber is associated with the Sacral and Solar Plexus.

 

Gemzworld Crystals – References and resources:

 

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

You can watch our Free Videos on Crystals HERE

Learn to become a Crystal Therapist HERE

Find out the benefits of a Crystal Healing Session HERE

See our wonderful selection of Healing Crystals HERE

 

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Amazonite


Amazonite – Gemzworld Crystals Encyclopedia

Amazonite – This is our research and findings on this mineral

Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.

A subdivision of Feldspar is Alkali Feldspar which is typically rich in potassium, and from this evolves the Microcline type, which is mainly white or pale yellow. In rare cases, the Microcline may appear a blue | green colour which is then termed as the semi-precious stone, Amazonite.

Amazonite is created in sedimentary and metamorphic rocks when potassium-rich hot silica acid changes from a liquid | gas formation into a solid compound. The blue | green colour is determined by traces of lead and water that remain in the silica acid.

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are seven systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Amazonite crystals belong to the Triclinic system.

History – the past considered whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or something, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.

The earliest reference to Amazonite is in the Egyptian Book of the Dead, which dates back to 3400 BCE, which recommends green feldspar (the earlier name for Amazonite) as an amulet in various parts of the text.

The Amazonite heart scarab amulet, which was used during the weighing of the heart ceremony when sending the soul on its journey to the underworld, was recovered as a ring from the tomb of King Tutankhamen.

Contrary to its name, Amazonite or green Feldspar has never been found near the Amazon River region. Instead, the name is said to have derived from tales told by the ancient Greeks where the female Amazon Warriors wore shields decorated with a green | blue stone. When the interest in Crystals grew in the 18th Century, the name was changed from Green Feldspar to Amazonite.

Amazonite is limited in occurrence and was initially mined from granite rocks in the Miass area of  Russia. It was later found in Colorado, Virginia, Madagascar and Brazil.

Specification – the act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.

Amazonite is easily fractured in its raw form, so care is taken to use it for cutting gemstones. The stones are polished to display the bright green colours and are also enhanced through tumbling. Apart from this, Amazonites enter the market in their natural form.

Varieties – a number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.

Amazonite is a variety of the Feldspar Mineral group, particularly the Alkali (Potassium) Group. Amazonite can sometimes be mistaken for jade, turquoise, aventurine, serpentine and chalcedony, among others, yet the most popular related gemstones are:

  • Sunstone
  • Moonstone
  • Orthoclase
  • Labradorite
  • Andesine

Esoteric Attributes – a quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.

Crystals, by their very nature, can receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy. Hence, crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrational frequencies that can be harnessed and used for specific purposes. Each, therefore, has particular qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Amazonite crystals.

Mental: Amazonite Crystals strengthens logic and intuition to enhance problem-solving. It gives us the confidence in our powers to achieve greatness and determine our fate.

Emotional: Amazonite unites the male | female communication and energies regarding love. It strengthens the balance of emotion and has a calming influence over mood definition.

Physical: Amazonite is a facilitator of childbirth, aiding the internal organs and harmonising vegetative nervous systems and the brain. Amazonite also helps to regulate metabolic disorders.

Crystal Chart – Amazonite

Crystal: Amazonite

Mineralogy:                  Potassium aluminium silicate K(AISi308)

Geometric form:           Triclinic Prismatic

Formation:                   Primary

Family:                         Silicate Feldspar

Birthstone:

Ayurvedic Birthstones   Amazonite is not an Ayurvedic Birthstone.

Astrology Birthstone (Zodiac) Amazonite is associated with the astrological sign of Leo (23rd July to 22nd August).

Appearance:                   Vitreous, dull, translucent to opaque. Green | Blue-Green colour with veins of white.

Aura:                            Amazonite crystals are used to strengthen the communication of the speech of truth with higher levels. It aids the aura in processing the meaning of this process, working with strong vibrations through the throat Chakra.

Colour:                         Green or Blue-green with strands of white veins running through the stone.

Chakra:                         Amazonite is attuned to the throat and heart Chakras.

International Crystals – References and resources:

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

You can watch our Free Videos on Crystals HERE

Learn to become a Crystal Therapist HERE

Find out the benefits of a Crystal Healing Session HERE

See our fantastic selection of Healing Crystals HERE

 

 

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Agate


Agate – Gemzworld Crystals Encyclopedia

Agate – This is our research and findings into this mineral.

Origin

The place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.

Agate derives its name from the Greek philosopher and naturalist who discovered the stone along the river Achates’ shoreline in the 3rd century BC.

Many colourful agates and chalcedonies were obtained from the river now called Dirillo in Sicily.

Agate was also discovered amongst Neolithic artefacts.

 

History

The past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or something, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.

Agate comes from the Greek word Agateeq which means happy.

Human use of agate crystal can be traced as far back as stone age France circa 20,000BC. It was valued in ancient civilisation as they thought that the user would become invisible. They also used Agate to protect from fever and quench thirst.

Medieval civilisations used agate to protect from danger and bring victory and strength; Agate was also used to favour the Gods.

Agate has a lower intensity and vibration than most yet is regarded as being grounded and stabilised.

 

Specification

The act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something

Agate /ˈæɡət/ is a common rock formation, consisting of chalcedony and quartz as its primary components, consisting of a wide variety of colours.

Diaphaneity:   Translucent

Specific gravity:           2.58–2.64

Refractive index:         1.530–1.540

Birefringence: up to +0.004 (B-G)

Mohs Scale: 7 to 7.5

 

Varieties

A number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.

There are many forms of Agate, and they include:

Blue Lace

Black

Crazy Lace

Dendritic

Fire

Laguna

Moss

 

Esoteric Attributes

A quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.

Mental – Prevents insomnia, promotes pleasant dreams,

helps truthfulness,  increases concentration, calms fear and stress

Spiritual – Depending on the agate used. Reach new levels of awareness in meditation

Physical – Helps cure skin diseases. Helps bone marrow. It keeps the blood healthy. Enhances fertility, allergy relief

 

Crystal Chart 

Mineralogy: Agate

Geometric form: Various depending on the type of Mineral

Formation: Primary

Family: Chalcedony

Birthstone: Depending on the Mineral

Appearance: Each agate is unique in appearance

Aura: Depending on the Mineral

Colour: Variety of Colour, includes black, green, white, yellow, blue, grey and brown

Chakra: Depending on the Mineral

 

References

Gemzworld Crystals – References and resources:

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

The Mohs Hardness Scale by International Gem Society

 

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Clear Quartz


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Origin

The word “quartz” comes from the German “Quarz” which is a Slavic origin. Quartz is regarded as the mystical substance maban in Australian Aboriginal mythology. The crystal can be found in many passage tombs in Europe. In prehistoric Ireland it was used for stone tools, the Irish word for quartz is grian cloch meaning “stone of the sun”. Clear Quartz has been valued by many civilisations as far back as Atlantis and the Egyptians.

Quartz is the second most abundant mineral in the earth’s crust after fieldspar.It is composed of a framework of silicon-oxygen tetrahedral with each oxygen being shared between two tetrahedral.

Quartz belongs to the trigonal formation system. An ideal crystal shape is six sided prism terminating with six sided prisms at each end. Nicolas Stenos study of quartz revealed quartz crystals size and shape to have long prism faces always joined at a perfect 60 degree angle.

Well-formed crystals usually form in a bed with unconstrained growth. Doubly terminated crystals forms occur where they develop freely without attachment.

A quartz geode is such a situation where the void is approximately spherical in shape, lined with a bed of crystals pointing inward.

Quartz crystals have piezoelectric properties; they develop an electric potential upon the application of mechanical stress.

Not all varieties of quartz are naturally occurring, some can be treated used heat or gamma-irradiation to induce colour.

Quartz is a vital constituent of granite and other felsic igneous rocks. It is most common in sedimentary rocks such as sandstone, shale, carbonate rocks, schist, gneiss, quartzite and other metamorphic rocks.

A major area of mining for quartz is the Spruce Pine Gem Mine in Spruce Pine, North Carolina in the U.S.

There are many varieties of quartz which include Chalcedony, Agate, Onyx, Jasper, Aventurine, Tiger’s Eye, Rock Crystal, Amethyst, Citrine, Prasiolite, Rose Quartz, Rutilated Quartz, Milky Quartz, Smoky Quartz, Carnelian, and Dumortierite Quartz.

Physical

Enhances energy flow, reduces swelling and pain.  Helpful to stop bleeding and has a soothing and positive effect on the skin.  Clear quartz reawakens those parts of the body that have been asleep, paralysed, numb or cold.

Emotional

Emotionally clear quartz supports our limitations and boundaries.  It helps to allow our left and right brain hemispheres to work in harmony.

Attributes

Known as the master healer, clear quartz opens ones intuition and strengthens our own point of view.  It encourages development for our inner growth.  Clear quartz opens us up to the knowledge we thought we had lost.  It is also a stone for enhancement.

Native Americans to this day still place a clear quartz crystal in the crib or cradle of a new born. Clear quartz enhances the power and effect of other crystals.

Clear Quartz is a most common crystal known as “The Master Healer”. It energizes and activates your chakras. It amplifies the energy of any other gemstone it touches, making it an ideal crystal to use with others. When a cluster absorbs negative energy  there is no need to cleanse it as the crystal dissipates the negativity itself due to the different vibrations of all the crystals vibrating together which act as a natural form of cleansing.

Clear Quartz can be programmed to assist you in manifesting things you desire.

Clear Quartz strengthens all positive forces within you encouraging positive steps for personal growth. It aids in amplifying intentions, reducing stress, centring whilst protecting you by enhancing white light. It brings strength and clarity to the mind, aiding concentration and memory retention. It raises energies to the highest level while enhancing psychic ability and intuition.

It is an ideal crystal for gridding and conducive for understanding messages in dreams. It is also a respected stone for death in many cultures

 Specifications

 

Mineral : Silicate
Geometric Form : Trigonal
Formation : Primary
Family: Quartz
Colour Ray: Vary with colour
Birthstone: November Scorpio
Appearance: Clear
Aura: Vary
Colour: Colourless various to black 
Chakra: Crown

 

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Olivine


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Origin

Chrysolite means “gold stone”. It is mentioned in the bible in the list of gemstones set in the breastplate of Aaron (Book of Exodus) and in the list of foundation stones for the New Jerusalem (in Revelation).

Chrysolite is now more commonly known as Olivine and Peridot. Translucent olivine is sometimes called peridot which is actually the French word for Olivine. It is one of the most common minerals in the earth. It occurs in mafic and ultra-mafic igneous rocks as a primary mineral in certain metamorphic rocks.

It is not specifically recognised as a mineral but a mineral group comprising of Forsterite and Fayalite. The ratio of magnesium and iron varies between the two. It is a type of orthosilicate. They create a solid solution series. Most specimens identified as Olivine fall into this series. Olivine’s crystal structure incorporates aspects of the orthorhombic, Bravals lattice which occur from each silica.

Olivine dates back to the Pharaohs in Egypt. It is the gem variety of the mineral Olivine. It occurs in a light green to olive green gemstone. The intensity of the colour depends on the amount of iron present. The most desirable colour is deep olive green with a slight yellowish tint.

Olivine can be found on the volcanic island of Zabargad in the Red Sea east of Aswan Egypt. Peridot can also be found in Burma, Pakistan, China, Vietnam and the United States. The finest quality comes from Mogok in Burma.

Olivine is found in meteorites, the moon, mars and infant stars.

Physical

It helps with problems associated with aging. It is as stone of cellular rejuvenation. They aid healing the chest, gut, stomach and duodenal ulcers. They help heal health issues associated with the heart, lungs spleen and intestine. It strengthens the liver, gallbladder, intestine and muscles.

Emotional

Olivine is a gemstone for manifestation of all desired things. It is a stone of prosperity and happiness. Olivine helps increase self-esteem and aids you to let go of guilt, anger and jealousy from past experiences. It helps you to feel more at ease with devolvement’s in life it is a good stone to wear for protection against psychic attacks. It helps to create an increase in love, joy and bring improved emotional health. It promotes independence and helps break away from external influences as well as to admit mistakes.

Attributes

Specifications

Mineral : Magnesium Iron silicate
Geometric Form : Hexagonal
Formation : Primary
Family: Forsterite & Fayalite
Colour Ray: Green
Birthstone: August September October
Appearance: Brittle, vitreous , translucent
Aura: Green
Colour: Olive green light green yellow
Chakra: Heart & Solar plexus

 

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Peridot (olivine)


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Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Peridot is a type of ovaline that is of a quality gem formation. Ovaline is a silicate mineral of which Peridot is the magnesium rich variety.

 

Peridot can be found in meteorites however it is more commonly found in fractions of ultra mafic and mafic rocks as well as lavas and peridotite xenoliths. Due to the chemical instability of peridot it only occurs rarely.

 

It is sourced in Arizona and Arkansas among other US locations and also worldwide locations that includes Australia, China, Brazil, Mexico, Kenya and Egypt amongst others.

 

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Peridot crystals belong to the Orthorhombic system.

 

 
Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
A translation of the first use of the word peridot in English appeared in 1705 in a translation of a will dating back to 1245 that was inscribed in Latin. Bishop John of St Albans Abbey bequeathed three noble rings, one of which was described as a stone called Peridot that was said to be good against the cramps.

 

Considered precious and rare, peridots from meteorites can fetch large sums at auction. In 2008 peridot crystals sourced from a Pallasite meteorite went for auction within the Pallasite with a guide price of close to $3 million. It was never sold.

 

Peridot is valued as a gestone and often mistaken for the emerald due to its intense green colour.

 

 

 
Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Peridot is distinctive for its intense green colour yet can sometimes appear as an orange to yellow, brownish green. It has a conchoidal fracture with a vitreous, glassy luster and a Mohs Scale rating of 6.5-7 hardness.

 

 
Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
Peridot is a type of Ovaline of which Chrysolite is another variety.

 

 

 
Esoteric Attributesa quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

 

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrational frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Peridot crystals.

 

Mental: Peridot enables us to admit to our mistakes and detatch ourselves from external influences that may have negative connotations.
 
Emotional: Peridot dissolves the harshness of anger, grievance and a guilty conscience. It fortifies the resolve to be independant.
 
Physical: Peridot is an aid to the removal and detoxification of warts, fungi and infection. It fortifies the small intestine, gallbladder and liver.
 

 

Crystal Chart – Peridot

 

Crystal: Peridot
Mineralogy: Magnesium iron island silicate
Geometric form: Orthorhombic
Formation: Primary
Family: Silicates
Birthstone: Peridot is associated with the astrological signs of Virgo, Scorpio, Sagittarius and Leo.
Appearance: Conchoidal fracture with a vitreous, glassy luster and a Mohs Scale rating of 6.5-7 hardness.
Aura: Peridot is a protective stone for the energy that sooths and bring balance and supportive energy.
Colour: Peridot is distinctive for its intense green colour yet can sometimes appear as an orange to yellow, brownish green.
Chakra: Peridot is associated primarily with the Heart Chakra and also the Solar Plexus Chakra. It is used for alignment and maintenance with these Chakras.

 

 

 

International Crystals – References and resources:

 

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

 

 

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Turquoise


Turquoise – International Crystals Encyclopedia https://www.gemzworld.com/

 

 
 
Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Turquoise is a hydrated phosphate of aluminium and copper. Formed as a secondary mineral, the crystal occurs from the oxidation and weathering of pre-existing minerals where the perculation of acidic aqueous solutions occur.

 

The stone is mainly found in the veins or fractures of altered volcanic rock (that contains a mixture of secondary minerals, such as chalcopyrite and malachite, in itself) in arid areas.

 

On occasions sources may be found that originate from hydrothermal processes at high temperature within a significant depth. These formations rise upwards and the secondary minerals are formed as the process cools. This is referred to as a hypogene origin.

 

The main sources of Turquoise are found in Iran, Sinai and the U.S.

 

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Turquoise crystals belong to the Triclinic system.

 

 
Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
Turquoise has been revered throughout the ages and is thought to be one of the oldest gems that was first brought into Europe.

 

It was worn by the Aztecs, the Shan Dynasty of China and the rulers of anicent Egypt amongst other great ancient tribes.

 

The Aztecs wore turquoise in ceremonial masks and artifacts as well as using it to adorn weaponry and ornamentation. As well as the Aztecs, the Apache, Pueblo and Navajo tribes used it as an amulet as it was thought to promote a sure fire aim in battle.

 

In Persia and India the gem was used for decoration on headwear and objects of use, like bridles. It was also used in esteemed architectural buidlings like the Taj Mahal.

 

The gem has been revered for centuries as a talisman were it was believed to be holy and bring good fortune. Evidence of turquoise was found as far back as 3000 BC in ancient egyptian grave sites and was known to have been worn around the wrist and necks of the ancient persians to ward off impending doom and unnatural death.

 

Turquoise is still a prized gem today and used widely in jewellery and ornamentation.

 

 
Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Turquoise has a conchoidal fracture with a waxy to sub vitreous luster. The cleavage is good to perfect and the stone has a bluish white streak. Turquoise measures 5-7 on the Mohs scale hardness rating.

 

 
Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
Turquoise is a crystal where the variety is mainly determined by the source location. Types include but are not limited to;

 

  • Persian
  • American
  • Mexican
  • Egyptian
  • Turquoise Matrix

 

 

 
Esoteric Attributesa quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

 

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrational frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Turquoise crystals.

 

Mental: Turquoise is an aid to the identification of the cause of ones happiness or sadness and then to master those emotions.
 
Emotional: Turquoise is a stone of harmony that makes one more cheerful. The crystal is also a protection against outside or external influences.
 
Physical: Turquoise is an aid to the alleviation of cramps, stomach pains, gout and rhuematism. It also helps with hyperacidity and exhaustion.
 

 

Crystal Chart – Turquoise

 

Crystal: Turquoise
Mineralogy: Alkaline copper aluminium phosphate
Geometric form: Triclinic
Formation: Secondary
Family: Phosphates
Birthstone: Turquoise is the traditional birthstone of those born in the month of December. The crystal is also associated with the astrological signs of Scorpio, Pisces and Sagittarius.
Appearance: Turquoise has a conchoidal fracture with a waxy to sub vitreous luster. The cleavage is good to perfect and the stone has a bluish white streak. Turquoise measures 5-7 on the Mohs scale hardness rating.
Aura: Turquoise is a healing and protective stone that is used to channel the communicative energies between the spiritual and physical realms.
Colour: Blue to Green hues of colour
Chakra: Turquoise is primarily asssociated with the Throat Chakra where it opens clear communication channels to the heart and releases old behavoiurs that are not required any more. The stone is also associated with the Third Eye Chakra.

 

 

 

International Crystals – References and resources:

 

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

 

 

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Falcons Eye


Falcon’s Eye | Blue Tiger’s Eye – International Crystals Encyclopedia https://www.gemzworld.com/

 

 
 
Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Blue Tiger’s Eye also known as Falcon’s Eye or Hawks Eye is a member of the Quartz family of minerals of the silicates class.It is a crystal of primary formation which means it was formed from molten magma. This usualy happens in cavities in volcanoes where the combination of chemistry and structural arrangements of mineral deposits, atoms and substances pass from gas or liquid into a solid state or by means of going out of solution by precipitation or evaporation.

 

Blue Tiger’s Eye is formed when crocidolite (blue asbestos) parrallel veins are pseudomorphously replaced with silica acid.

 

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Blue Tiger’s Eye crystals belong to the Trigonal system.

 

 
Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or something, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
 

Mined in Australia with othere deposits found in south africa, east asia and the US states of Arizona and California

 

 
Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Blue Tiger’s Eye is known for its chatoyancy as it’s fibrous structure emits a silky lustre that appears changeable in shape/pattern as the light reflects on the fibrous bands.

 

The stone is on the harder side of the Mohs scale with a rating of 6.5-7 and has a fibrous fracture with opaque transaparency. The stones are ususally cut en cabochon so that their reflective chatoyancy is exhibited to its best.

 
Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
Blue Tiger’s Eye is a variety of Tiger’s Eye and is associated with the names;

 

  • Hawk’s Eye
  • Falcon’s Eye
  • Pietersite

 

 

 
Esoteric Attributesa quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

 

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrtional frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Blue Tiger’s Eye crystals.

 

Mental: Blue Tiger’s Eye is a fantastic aid to ensure clarity in decision making. It allows you to assume a full, clear overview of a difficult situation.
 
Emotional: The crystal is a help for nervousness and inner restlessness. It allows you to let go of inner stress. It is a stone of balance that calms and relieves negativity.
 
Physical: Blue Tiger’s Eye is an aid to reducing hormonal hyperactivity as it is known to slow down the metabolism. It can relieve pain and help to calm shivering.
 

 

Crystal Chart – Blue Tiger’s Eye

 

Crystal: Blue Tiger’s Eye
Mineralogy: Bluish Black Fibrous Quartz
Geometric form: Trigonal
Formation: Primary (moltan magma)
Family: Quartz | Silicates
Birthstone: Blue Tiger’s Eye is associated with the Astrological signs of Capricorn and Leo.
Apperance:  Fibrous fracture with opaque transaparency. Strong chatoyancy and a Mohs scale rating of 6.5 -7.
Aura: Blue Tiger’s Eye helps to open the channels of clarity around the aura that brings calmness and balance to the energies.
Colour: Blue Tiger’s Eye appears as a striking blueish black colour.
Chakra: The crystal is associated primarily with the Third Eye Chakra and also the throat chakra. It brings clarity and alignment for balance and allows for clear communication.

 

 

 

International Crystals – References and resources:

 

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

 

 

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Fluorite


Fluorite Blue – International Crystals Encyclopedia https://www.gemzworld.com/

 

 
 
Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Blue Fluorite is a type of flourite which is the mineral form of calcium fluoide. It belongs to the halide minerals. Fluorite occurs as a vein deposit where it usually forms as a surround to a host rock in which valuable minerals can occur. This is known as a gangue.

 

Fluorite can also be found in deposits that originate from hydrothermal forms as well as granite and igneous rock. It can be found as a minor matter in limestone and dolostone.

 

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Fluorite crystals belong to the Isometric system.

 

 
Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
As fluorite was only recognised from the 18th Century as an individual stone there is no specific, documented history dating back to ancient times. It has been surmised that some mentions of topaz glass or other fragile stones may actually be a reference to fluorite.

 

The stone is widely sourced globally in over 9000 areas and the world reserves are etimated at over 230 million tonnes. The largest deposits are found in South Africa, China and Mexico.

 
Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Crystal twinning is a common occurence in fluorite and the stone has four perfectly formed cleavage planes that are an aid in the production of octahedral fragments.

 

Fluorite is found in a variety of colours and the strength of flourescence varies by the location of the source. It is a brittle stone with a vitreous luster and is rated as a 4 on the Mohs scale for hardness.

 

The stone can be slightly soluble in hot HCI acid and water. The fluorite mineral is used in beads and ornamentation. It is used in jewellery however is not regarded as a popular semi precious stone for use due to its relative softness.

 

 

 
Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
There are many different varieties of Fluorite, defined by colour, these include and are not limited to blue, purple, yellow, green, clear , white and black.

 

 

 

 
Esoteric Attributesa quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

 

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrtional frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Fluorite crystals.

 

Mental: Fluorite helps to brin a sense of justice to the mind and provides relief with regards to obsessions. It alleviates narrow minded thinking and removes creative and mental blocks.
 
Emotional: Fluorite aids with the alleviation of disappointment and frustration. It helps to calm and instill quietness and stability. The stone allows us to focus on the prescence and alleviates the worry of the unknown.
 
Physical: Fluorite can aid swelling and help with bone deformity and posture. The stone is also an aid to the reduction of coughing and hoarseness. It is known to treat dental conditions and teeth.
 

 

Crystal Chart – Fluorite

 

Crystal: Fluorite
Mineralogy: Calcium Fluorite CaF2
Geometric form: Isometric
Formation: Primary (mostly)
Family: Halides
Birthstone: Fluorite is associated with the Astrological signs of Capricorn and Pisces.
Appearance: Brittle with a vitreous luster, fluorite is formed with four perfect cleavages and has varied fluorescence dependant on location source. It has a Mohs scale rating of 4.
Aura: Fluorite is known as an effective auric cleanser as it has the ability to absorb negative energies and shield from negative psychic empowerment.
Colour: Fluorite appears in a variety of colours with the most popular being blue, purple, yellow, green, clear , white and black .
Chakra: Fluorite is associated with various Chakras dependant on the colour. It is a cleanser of the chakras as it absorbs negative energy and is used for renewal purposes.

 

 

 

International Crystals – References and resources:

 

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

 

 

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Garnet


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Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Hessonite is a variety of Grossular which, in turn, is a calcium aluminium variety of the Garnet gemstone group. Grossular is found in contact metamorphosed limestones with wernerite, wollastonite, diopside and vesuvianite. 

Hessonite is found in placer deposits mainly in India and Sri Lanka and its source in it’s native matrix sometimes occurs. Other significant deposits can be found in California and Brazil.

 

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Hessonite crystals belong to the Isometric system.

 

Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
Hessonite is also referred to as cinnamon stone and has long been mistaken for other stones such as Zircon. These zircon termed stones, which were notable for their ability to be engraved, where shown many years ago to be Hessonite by Sir AH Church, due to the differentiation in the gravity of the stone. 

The name derives from the Greek word Hesson, which means inferior. This was due to the density of the stone being lower than many of the other Garnet varieties.

 

The stone is mainly mined in India and Sri Lanka and is used extensively for jewellery due to its attractive brown to orange colouring.

 

 

 

Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Hessonite is an uncommon crystal  that is defined by its charcteristic brown/orange colour. The reference to its inferiority defined by its name determined by the low hardness and density of the stone. The hardness measures 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs scale compared to the 7.5 average of most other garnets.

 

The crystal has a conchoid to uneven fracure with a vitreous to greasy luster and a single or anomalous double refractive optical property.

 

Hessonite crystal is used widely in jewellery, similar to the Zircon gem.

 

Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
Hessonite is a unique gem that is a variety of the Garnet mineral species. The garnet varieties include but are not limited to; 

  • Grossular
  • Hydrogrossular
  • Melanite
  • Rhodolite
  • Spessartine
  • Pyrope

 

 

Esoteric Attributesa quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world. 

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrational frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Hessonite crystals.

 

Mental: Hessonite aids in the appreciation of ones abilities and gives confidence in creativity and self-expression.
Emotional: Hessonite gives clarity into emotion and helps to sooth emotional agitation. It brings confidence of expression into social situations.
Physical: The crystal aids in the regulation of the hormone balance in the cases of the hypo and hyper function of glands. It also strengthens the liver and kidneys.

 

Crystal Chart – Hessonite

 

Crystal: Hessonite
Mineralogy: Grossular containing iron.
Geometric form: Isometric
Formation: Tertiary
Family: Silicates
Birthstone: Hessonite is associated with the Astrological signs of Capricorn, Aquarius and Aries. 

 

Appearance: Conchoid to uneven fracure with a vitreous to greasy luster and a single or anomalous double refractive optical property.
Aura: Hessonite is explorative and enhancing in the auric energy as it is used as an energy guide to journey to a destination.
Colour: Hessonite appears as a vivd brownish/orange colour..
Chakra: Hessonite is associated with the Root Chakra and can also enhance psychic abilities when placed on the Third Eye Chakra.

 

 

 

International Crystals – References and resources:

 

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

 

 

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Hawks Eye


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Origin

Falcon’s eye is a blue black to blue green opaque gemstone variety of fibrous quartz. All Tiger Eye is chatoyant which derives from the French language for “cat’s eye”. In the middle ages, the Falcons Eye was worn for protection as an amulet against witchcraft, demons and the evil eye.

Some stones with a higher oxidized iron are more bluish brown colour. It is typically multi-coloured with golden stripes or wavy patterns. It is an opaque fibrous aggregate, variety of microcrystalline quartz.  It displays an iridescence that enhances its silky luster.It is a pseudo morph of quartz meaning it changed from one mineral to another over time. Falcon’s eye was once crocidolite and changed to quartz. Crocidolite is a fibrous blue mineral; from the riebeckite family of amphibole silicates. It has a distinct composition, colour and chatoyancy with a silicon dioxide composition. It has a good hardness and durability. It has lower iron content than Tigers Eye.It is always cut to maximise its chatoyancy and associated closely with Tigers Eye and Pietersite.

It is quite rare and therefore not seen in much jewellery only interesting pendants or beaded necklaces. It is often carved for ornamental purposes. Its colour makes it a popular gemstone for men’s jewellery as cuff links or tie racks.

It can be found in many locations around the world like Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Kora, Burma, Namibia, South Africa Spain and the US.

Physical

This crystal helps with eye related problems, relief of spinal problems and neck problems; it is also helpful to sinus blockages. Falcons eye helps relieve pain, shivering and hormonal hyperactivity Falcon’s eye crystal helps soothe fears related to travelling; it protects one when travelling in remote areas.

Emotional

Falcon’s eye has grounding and warming energy. It helps banish the winter blues. It helps with nervousness and inner restlessness. It makes it easy to retain overview in complex situations. It helps us to understand our own life –plan. It encourages understanding of complex and seemingly random events. It strengthens the decision making process, willpower and courage. It helps to speak more and gain more confidence.

 Attributes

It is a Shamanic stone, helpful to anyone undertaking a magical journey, astral trip or spiritual challenge. It helps deepen meditation, see the truth in order to grow and attune the third eye.

Specifications

Mineral : Silicon Dioxide
Geometric Form : Trigonal
Formation : Primary
Family: Quartz
Colour Ray: Brown gold
Birthstone: Gemini
Appearance: Opaque silky lustre
Aura: Brown gold
Colour: Blue grey black
Chakra: Base

 

 

 

 

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Hematite


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Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Hematite is the mineral form of one of the types of iron oxides. It is determined as iron (III) oxide which has the chemical formula Fe2O3.

 

Hematite, found in banded iron formations, can occur from volcanic activity though it is often found due to the precipitation of water where it can form in layers in standing water like springs or lakes.

 

When weathering processes occur in soil then clay sized hematite crystals can occur. This can bring our the redish streak of colour often found in older , weathered soils.

 

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Hematite crystals belong to the Trigonal system.

 

 
Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
The name Hematite derives from the Greek word blood which is a reference to the reddish streak that forms through weathering. The ancient Greek name for Hematite termed it as a blood red stone and this name was transposed to the latin Lapis Haematites which in turn was taken up by Middle French which used the term Hématite Pierre.

 

Hematite was used as a pigment where it was taken from the hematite covered ochre clay. It was one of the earliest forms of writing pigment, used as red chalk over 164,000 years ago in South Africa by the Pinnacle Point man. Chalk mines were found in poland dating back to 5000 BC and also in old graveyards from up to 80,000 years ago. The mineral has also been referenced with the Linear Pottery Culture in the BC age, located at the Upper Rhine.

 

It was widely used in jewellery in the Victorian era and also in the craft of gilding as well as in other creative crafts.

 

 
Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Hematite has penetration and tamellar twinning with no cleavage. It has an uneven or sub-conchoidal fracture with a brittle tenacity. The mineral is opaque with a metallic to splendant luster. Hematite has magnetic qualities which weakens according to the size of the item.

 

The mineral is used in arts and for the purposes of adornment and jewellery.

 

 
Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
There are different varieties of Hematite, these include and are not limited to;

 

  • Kidney Ore
  • Iron Rose
  • Martite
  • Specularite

 

 

 
Esoteric Attributesa quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

 

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrational frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Hematite crystals.

 

Mental: Hematite crystals bring determination and resolve in the pursuance of aims and a resolve to stand up for them if neccessary.
 
Emotional: Hematite brings the resolve to pursue life goals and improvement of life situations. It stimulates the determination to progress.
 
Physical: Hematite is an aid to the stimulation of the gall bladder, liver and glands. It also helps to assimilate iron and the building of blood.
 

 

Crystal Chart – Hematite

 

Crystal: Hematite
Mineralogy: Iron Oxide
Geometric form: Trigonal
Formation: Tertiary
Family: Oxides
Birthstone: Hematite is associated with the Astrological Signs of Aries and Aquarius.
Appearance: Brittle with an uneven to sub-conchoidal fracture The mineral is opaque with a metallic to splendant luster with a Mohs scale rating of 5.5-6.5.
Aura: Hematite brings balance to the energy whilst absorbing the negative energies that arise. It is a protective stone that eases stress and brings calm.
Colour: Hematite appears in the colours red, black and gray and can carry a red streak.
Chakra: Hematite is associated with and brings positive vibrations to the Root Chakra where it promotes co-operativeness and calm.

 

 

 

International Crystals – References and resources:

 

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

 

 

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Jasper


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Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Jasper is a amalgam of micro quartz with other mineral phases that can include chalcedony. It is an opaque variety of silica that contains impurities which allows for the various colour forms dependant on the sediment or ash. 

The common red coloured Jasper is caused bytraces of iron (lll) or hematite inclusions. Patterns can occur when the silica rich sediment or volcanic ash forms through flow and depositional occurance.

 

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Agate crystals belong to the Trigonal system.

 

Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
The term ‘Jasper’ refers to the spotting or speckled patterns on the stone and is used to denote a number of stones that are blessed with these pattern types. The documentation in history of picture jasper is unclear, as a result of this, as it is difficult to establish which Jasper type is being referenced through the ages. 

There are some noted stories regarding red jasper. One story is that a segment of Red Jasper was embedded on the hilt of Balmung, the legendary sword of the Norse legend Siegfried. Another details how in 1636 the Gemmarum et Lapidum Historia noted that a woman wearing red jasper was cured from the painful chronic hemmoraging that she was inflicted with.

 

Red Jasper is commonly found and is used for gemstones and ornamentation.

 

 

Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Jasper is an opaque rock that depicts a banding or pattern based on the flow or depositional settlement of where it is mined. It can appear orbicular or brecciated and has a gravity of 2.5 to 2.9. 

The crystal has an earthy luster with a splintery conchoidal fracture and a Mohs Hardness scale rating of 6.5-7.

 

The stone is widely used as a gem and for ornamental purposes. When polished it is a fantastic stone for use on snuff boxes, vases and seals.

 

Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
As well as Red Jasper, there are many different varieties of Jasper, these include and are not limited to; 

  • Poppy Jasper
  • Rainbow Jasper
  • Picture Jasper
  • Iron Jasper
  • Vulcan jasper
  • Green Jasper
  • Turitella Jasper
  • Landscape Jasper
  • Yellow Jasper

 

 

Esoteric Attributesa quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world. 

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrational frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Red Jasper crystals.

 

Mental: Red Jasper is a crystal of honour and courage that allows us to work well through unpleasant chores. It creates a spiritual alertness as well as strengthening the qualities of discipline and methodical leanings.
Emotional: Red Jasper creates energy and enables us to have the courage of conviction. This courage can define honest and strong relationships where the stone helps to dissipate any shame or guilt that may be had about sexual issues.
Physical: Red Jasper is a warming stone that increases blood flow and blood circulation. It is used to stabilise pregnancy and to protect healthy fetuses.

 

Crystal Chart – Red Jasper

 

Crystal: Red Jasper
Mineralogy: Jasper containing Hematite
Geometric form: Trigonal
Formation: Secondary
Family: Silicates Quartz
Birthstone: Red Jasper is associated with the Astrological signs of Scorpio and Aries.
Appearance: Opaque with an earthy luster. Red Jasper has a splintery conchoidal fracture and a Mohs Hardness rating of 6.5-7.
Aura: Red Jasper is used as a grounding mechanism for the aura. It allows stability and connects to the earth energy and vibrations.
Colour: Red Jasper is distinctive due to its red hue.
Chakra: Red Jasper is associated primarily with the Root Chakra as it is used for stimulation of that Chakra.

 

 

 

International Crystals – References and resources:

 

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

 

 

Mineral : Oxide mineral
Geometric Form : Trigonal Monoclinic
Formation : Secondary
Family: Microcrystalline Quartz
Colour Ray: Vary
Birthstone: March
Appearance: Opaque earthy massive
Aura: Vary
Colour: Brown white grey blue orange yellow red pinkish green purple
Chakra: All
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Kunzite


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Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Kunzite, a variety of spodumene, is a chain silicate that consists of lithium aluminium inosilicate which is a pyroxene mineral. It is a pink to lilac colour variety with the colour derived from traces of manganese.

 

It occurs in lithium rich granite , aplites and pegmatites and significant sources are found in the localities of Afghanistan, Brazil, Australia and Madagascar, among others.

 

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Kunzite crystals belong to the Monoclinic system.

 

 
Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
Kunzite was discovered in 1902, so has a very recent documented mineral history. It was named after the noted mineralogist and Chief Jeweller (at the time) of Tiffany & Co; George Frederick Kunze.

 

It is embedded in a noteable piece of jewellery, the Russian Palmette Tiara, which has been worn by the Duchess of Gloucester.

 

 
Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Kunzite has an uneven to subconchoidal fracture with a brittle tenacity. The stone has a vitreous luster which is pearly on the cleavage and can contain a white streak.

 

Pleochoism is srong in Kunzite and measures 6.5-7 on the Mohs scale rating of hardness.

 

 
Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
Kunzite is a variety of Spodumene of which Hiddenite is also another variety. Associated minerals to Spodumene include but are not limited to:

 

  • Albite
  • Quartz
  • Petalite
  • Eucryptite
  • Beryl
  • Lepidolite

 

 

 
Esoteric Attributesa quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

 

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrational frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Kunzite crystals.

 

Mental: Kunzite is an aid in the acceptance of criticism.It strengthens tolerance and promotes a willingness to serve. It is a contemplative stone that promotes loving thoughts.
 
Emotional: Kunzite increases empathy and strengthens humility.  It provides peace and heals heartache.
 
Physical: Kunzite releases constraints and tension in the heart. It is an aid to toothache and alleviates neuralgia and static neuralgia.
 

 

Crystal Chart – Kunzite

 

Crystal: Kunzite
Mineralogy: Pink Chain Silicate
Geometric form: Monoclinic
Formation: Primary
Family: Silicates
Birthstone: Kunzite is associated with the Astrological signs of Taurus, Scorpio and Leo.
Appearance: Uneven to subconchoidal fracture with a brittle tenacity. The stone has a vitreous luster which is pearly on the cleavage and can contain a white streak
Aura: Kunzite is a highly spiritual stone that promotes love and peace and clears the aura of negativity.
Colour: Colours range from clear, colourless, lilac and pink.
Chakra: Kunzite is a stone of high vibration that is associated with the activation of the Heart Chakra. It aligns this with the Throat and Third Eye Chakras.

 

 

 

International Crystals – References and resources:

 

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

 

 

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Kyanite


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Referred to as Kyanite for this report
Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Kyanite is a blue mineral of the silicate variety that is mainly sourced from aluminium rich metamorphic pegamites and also in sedimentary rock.

It occurs in schist, quartz, pegmatite and gneiss veins as the result of high pressure metamorphism of pelitic rock. In the sedimentary rocks it occurs in the form of detrital grains.

 

 

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Kyanite crystals belong to the Triclinic system.

 

Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
The name Kyanite is taken from the Greek word Kuanos which means deep blue.

Ancient myth tells that when Kyanite was suspended from human hair it could trace the magnetic force of the earth in a similar way to the needle of a compass. This belief  caused many travellers to carry Kyanite on long journeys or when exploring new territories.

 

Kyanite deposits can be found in Canada, Brazil, Austria, Zimbabwe, Switzerland and the US among others and is mined largely for industrial purposes.

 

The stone is used extensively in ceramic and refractory products which includes dishware and porcelain plumbing fixtures . It is also used in abrasives, electrical insulators and electronics.

 

 

Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Kyanite is formed in long flat prisms and has a fibrous, brittle fracture with a weak, red fluorescence.It is opaque with a vitreous to pearly luster and is distinctive in that one crystal can encompass a duo level of hardness. On the Mohs scale it is described as a scale of 4.5 -5 parallel to one axis with a hardness scale of 6.5-7 perpendicular to that axis.

 

Kyanite is enhanced through cutting, tumbling and polishing and is mainly used for industrial purposes due to its refraction qualities.

 

Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
Kyanite is referred to in a variety of ways, including but not limited to;

  • Disthene
  • Cyanite
  • Rhaeticite

 

The stone is also associated with

 

  • Andalucite
  • Talc
  • Silimanite
  • Gedrite
  • Corundum
  • Mullite
  • Staurolite
  • Hornblende

 

 

Esoteric Attributesa quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrtional frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Kyanite crystals.

 

Mental: Kyanite helps you to take resolution in action and gives rise to a logical system of thinking.
Emotional: Kyanite is an aid to help you to remain functional in extreme or dramatic situations and also helps in the identification of life-fulfilling vocations.
Physical: Kyanite is great for dexterity and alos the motor nerves. It is an aid to the alleviation of problems caused by the larnyx and also relieves hoarseness.

 

Crystal Chart – Kyanite

 

Crystal: Kyanite
Mineralogy: Blue Aluminium Island Silicate
Geometric form: Triclinic
Formation: Tertiary
Family: Silicate
Birthstone: Kyanite is associated with the Astrological Signs of Pisces, Taurus, Libra and Aries
Appearance: Duo hardness with a vitreous to pearly luster. It is transparent to transluscent with a brittle tenacity.
Aura: Kyanite is a crystal that does not retain or accumulate negative energy so does not require cleansing. It has a high vibration and enables swiftness of connection for healing energies that bring calmness and align all layers of the Aura.
Colour: Colours range from blue, black, orange, green and gray.
Chakra: Kyanite is primarily associated with the Throat Chakra however it is used as an alignment for all the Chakras and is an aid to their ease of opening.

 

 

 

International Crystals – References and resources:

 

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

 

 

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Lapis Lazuli


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Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Lapis Lazuli is a vibrant, deep blue coloured rock whose significant component is lazurite which is a feldspathoid silicate mineral.

It can also contain pyrite, sodalite and calcite as well as mica, hornblende, augite and diopside among other constituents. The stone occurs as a result of contact metamorphism in crystalline marble.

 

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Lapis Lazuli does not belong to a particular crystal system as it is a rock. Its main component, Lazurite, occurs as a dodecahedra.

 

Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
Lapis Lazuli was mined as far back as the 7th Millenium BC in the Sar-i-Sang mines in the Badakhstan region of northeast Afghanistan. 

It has been found in beads in Neolithic burials and was said to have appeared in the form of eyebrows on the funeral mask of King Tutankhamun.

 

On export to Europe in the middle ages, the stone was ground and used as a deep blue pigment which was employed by the important artists of the Renaissance and Baroque such as Perugino and Vermeer. It was also used on the clothing of these figures; a prime example being the cloak of the Virgin Mary.

 

Significant sources of Lapiz Lazuli are found in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Chile and Russia.

 

 

Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Lapiz Lazuli has an uneven conchoidal fracture and appears with a dull luster. The stone has a gravity of 2.7-2.9 and a hardness rating on the Mohs scale of 5-5.5. 

It is prized for its intense colour which is caused by the presence of the S3 radical anion and is synthesised, for commercial purposes, using the Gibson process of simulation.

 

When polished, Lapiz Lazuli can be made into ornamentation, carvings, jewellery and other craft items. Its use as a pigment ended in the 19th century when a chemical alternative was formed.

 

Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
As well as Lapiz Lazuli, the addition of Calcite creates the mineral that is known as Spotted Lapis. 

 

Esoteric Attributesa quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world. 

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrational frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Lapis Lazuli crystals.

 

Mental: Lapis Lazuli helps one to express the truth clearly and with clarity. It enables moderation of discussion and communication when angry.
Emotional: Lapis Lazuli enhances the ability to be social. It also drives honesty, friendship and dignity.
Physical: Lapis Lazuli helps with the thyroid, nervous and immune system. It regulates the thyroid gland and aids with problems of the nerves, brain, throat, vocal cords and larnyx.

 

Crystal Chart – Lapis Lazuli

 

Crystal: Lapis Lazuli
Mineralogy: Lasurite Rock: Lattice Silicate
Geometric form: Cubic
Formation: Tertiary
Family: Metamorphic Rock
Birthstone: Lapis Lazuli is associated with the astrological signs of Sagittarius and Libra.
Appearance: Lapiz Lazuli has an uneven conchoidal fracture and appears with a dull luster. The stone has a gravity of 2.7-2.9 and a hardness rating on the Mohs scale of 5-5.5. 
Aura: Lapis Lazuli is a protector and shield against negative energies and psychic attack. It delivers negative energy back to its source.
Colour: Deep blue, can have gold, white, gray and indigo inflections.
Chakra: Lapis Lazuli is strongly associated with the Throat Chakra as it strengthens and clears verbal communication and expression.

 

 

 

International Crystals – References and resources:

 

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

 

 

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Larimar


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Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Larimar is a variety of pectolite that is a rare light blue. It is an acid silicate hydrate of sodium and calcium. The attractive blue colour derives from the insertion of cobalt as a substitute for calcium.

 

Sourced in the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean, the stone occured as a result of the eruption of basalts, andesites and miocene volcanic rocks within limestone on the South Coast of the island.

 

The cavities within these rocks were penetrated by the blue pectolite as well as other minerals, creating fillings that, when eroded from the rock, naturally tumble downslope to settle in the beach gravel and alluvium. This process allows the stone to naturally polish and stand out in the settled water sediment.

 

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Larimar crystals belong to the Triclinic system.

 

 
Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
Records from the Dominican Republic Ministry of Mining show that a request was made by Father Miguel Domingo Fuertes Loren to explore and mine a blue rock that had been discovered. This request was made on 23rd November 1916 and was rejected.

 

The stone was re-discovered in 1974 by Miguel Mendez who named the stone for his younger daughter Larissa and the Spanish word for sea; mar. The Los Chupaderos mined was formed  to exploit the stone commercially. The stone was then brought to the US market in 1986.

 

 

 
Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Larimar has a silky luster with a transluscent to opaque transparency. The stone  measures 5-8 on the Mohs scale rating of hardness and has a cleavage of 2,2.

 

The stone has been a specialty in Caribbean jewellery making and is mainly set in silver with some of the more high grade examples set in gold. It has strated to expand geographically with the far east manufacturing industry managing exports of this stone.

 

 

 
Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
Larimar is a unique stone and can also be referred to as Stefilia’s Stone.

 

 

 
Esoteric Attributesa quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

 

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrational frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Larimar crystals.

 

Mental: Larimar is known to widen the perceptive senses and provide clarity of thought.
 
Emotional: Larimar helps to understand and assimilate absorbed impressions . It helps to increase and demarcate spiritual space.
 
Physical: Larimar aids with issues that occur with the head, throat and chest. It also stimulates brain activity and sensitivity.
 

 

Crystal Chart – Larimar

 

Crystal: Larimar
Mineralogy: Pectolite containing Copper.
Geometric form: Triclinic
Formation: Primary
Family: Silicate
Birthstone: Larimar is associated with the astrological signs of Leo and Pisces.
Appearance: Larimar has a silky luster with a transluscent to opaque transparency. The stone  measures 5-8 on the Mohs scale rating of hardness and has a cleavage of 2,2.
Aura: Larimar opens up the higher vibrational energies whilst also absorbing and clearing negative energies that surround the aura. It removes stress and brings balance.
Colour: Larimar has a striking blue colour with inflections of green and white.
Chakra: Larimar is associated primarily with the Throat Chakra and secondarily with the Third Eye and Crown Chakras.

 

 

 

International Crystals – References and resources:

 

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

 

 

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Leopard Skin


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Origin

Leopard skin derives its name from old French word jasper meaning “spotted or speckled stone”. It is one of the oldest gemstones and is mentioned several times in the bible.

Leopard skin Jasper is an aggregate of micro quartz or chalcedony.  Chalcedony is a fibrous variety of cryptocrystalline quartz and contains a monoclinic polymorph of quartz called moganite.  Chalcedony is more soluble than quartz and finely grained. It is an impure variety of silica.

Jasper is an opaque stone and originates from the content of the original sediments or ash. During the consolidation process patterns like scenes or images form in the volcanic ash. Diffusion from a centre produces orbicular appearance form leopard skin jasper.

It comes in colours of red, yellow, brown, green and rarely blue. The common red colour is due to iron inclusions.

It is commonly used as a gemstone and for ornamentation purposes.

Physical

Leopard skin jasper is known for its healing energies and is of immense benefit for those experiencing chronic health conditions. It eliminates toxins and decreases body odour. It is very good for self-healing.

Emotional

Jasper is a strong securing, stability stone. It is a powerful protection stone. It is known as the supreme nurturer as it sustains ad supports during times of stress and brings tranquillity and wholeness. Jasper unifies all aspects of your life. It reminds people to help each other. It eases emotional stresses making it a wonderful gemstone to have in your home or workplace.

It is connected with Shamanism. Leopard skin jasper helps connect and communicate with your spiritual animal totem

It enhances ones total vibration and aids in service to others and makes it easier for one to take responsibility. It aids in self-healing. It enhances creative visualisation. It helps find and achieve ones goals. It is associated with strength and stability and brings stability to those who may be experiencing chaotic energies. It helps attract harmonious vibrations including certain circumstances and people that are conducive to one’s own personal growth.

It is said to bring energies of success in work or business. It helps with creative visualization

Attributes

 

Specifications

 

Mineral : Oxide mineral
Geometric Form : Trigonal Monoclinic
Formation : Secondary
Family: Silicates
Colour Ray:  Vary
Birthstone: March Gemini Scorpio
Appearance: Opaque
Aura: Vary
Colour: Black brown red tan yellow
Chakra: Root

 

 

 

 

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Lepidolite


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Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Lepidolite is a member of the Mica Group whch is a sheet (phyllosilicate) mineral occuring in metamorphic, igneous and sedimentary deposits. This particular type of Mica contains lithium. 

The stone also occurs in some high temperature quartz veins, granites and greisens as well as pegmatites.

 

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Lepidolite crystals belong to the Monoclinic system.

 

Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
Discovery took place in the 18th Century when at the time it was known by the name lilalite. Scientists later changed the name to lepidolite which was derived from the Greek term ‘lepidos’ which means scale and was due to the stones scaly appearance. 

The mineral is an important source of lithium which is used, as a light metal, in batteries and domestic appliances among other items.

 

Significant sources of lepidolite are found in Russia, Brazil, US Germany, Canada among other locations.

Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Lepidolite has an uneven fracture with a vitreous to pearly luster. It is transparent to transluscent with a perfect cleavage. It is a soft mineral with a Mohs Scale rating of 2.5-3. 

Lepidolite has a scaly appearance due to the containment of lithium flakes which is sourced from the mineral and used in items such as batteries and airplane parts.

 

Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
Lepidolite is a distinct mineral. Associated minerals to Lepidolite includes but is not limited to: 

  • Beryl
  • Topaz
  • Cassiterite
  • Columbite
  • Tourmaline
  • Feldspar
  • Quartz

 

 

Esoteric Attributesa quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world. 

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrational frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Lepidolite crystals.

 

Mental: Lepidolite enhances total concentration in aspects of importance. It enables one to break free from distraction.
Emotional: Lepidolite facilitates strong sleeping patterns and aids sleep disorders. It brings inner peace and provides protection against external influences.
Physical: Lepidolite is an aid to relief of joint pain, neuralgia, nerves and sciatica.

 

Crystal Chart – Lepidolite

 

Crystal: Lepidolite
Mineralogy: Lithium Mica
Geometric form: Monoclinic
Formation: Primary
Family: Silicate
Birthstone: Lepidolite is associated with the astrological sign of Libra.
Appearance: Lepidolite has an uneven fracture with a vitreous to pearly luster. It is transparent to transluscent with a perfect cleavage. It is a soft mineral with a Mohs Scale rating of 2.5-3. 
Aura: Lepidolite is an aid to balancing the energies and also helps to restructure and move stale energy patterns in the aura.
Colour: Colours within Lepidolite are violet to lavender.
Chakra: Lepidolite is primarily associated with the  Heart Chakra and also aligns with the Throat, Crown and Third Eye Chakras.

 

 

 

International Crystals – References and resources:

 

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

 

 

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Moldavite


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Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Moldavite is an extremely rare glass that is said to be formed from a meteorite impact and is classed as a tektite type. Tektite is described as a natural glass formed from terrestrial debris that are ejected during extra terrestrial impacts.

 

Much debate has developed over the origin of Moldavite however the general concensus is that it was formed over 14,700,000 years ago as a result of a giant meteorite impact in what is known as Nordlinger Ries in the present day. It is said the volumes of liquid formed through the melting process on impact that solidified through cooling whilst still in the air. The pieces are found in sedimentary masses and tertiary masses within a scattered area, mostly in Bohemia.

 

Although Agate crystals are often found in volcanic rocks they can also be found in many other rocks including metamorphic rocks.

 

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Moldavite crystals are amphorphous.

 

 
Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
Moldavite was shown to the scientific public in 1786 at a lecture by Professor Joseph Mayer of Prague University who termed it as a type of chrysollite.

 

It was termed as Moldavite in 1836, named for the town of Moldauthein in Bohemia (Czech Republic)  where the first pieces were found to have originated.

 

Mythical legends say that it was a spiritual talisman of protection and fortune and it has been linked to the holy grail.

 

It is estimated that there are only 275 tonnes available at source around the world. High quality Moldavite is used widely for ornamentation and carved jewellery.

 

 
Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Moldavite is a part of the Amorphous crystal system and is highly uncommon. It is transluscent when held up to the light and has a natural depth of green hue.

 

Unpolished stones that are found at source often appear with beautifully etched patterns and carvings due to the weathering and oftimes water erosion in streams and other water settlements.

 

The mineral measures 5-6 on the Mohs scale rating of hardness.

 

 

 
Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
Moldavite is a rare mineral that is mainly sourced from one location spread with no related varieties.

 

 

 

 
Esoteric Attributesa quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

 

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrational frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Moldavite crystals.

 

Mental: Moldavite is a strong mineral in the promotion of the recognition of the spiritual origin within. It also dissipates the attention given to strong vices.
 
Emotional: Moldavite strengthens and promotes vivid memory and dreams. It widens expansive limitations and provides freedom.
 
Physical: Moldavite is an aid to anaemia and flu and also helps with respiratory tract diseases.
 

 

Crystal Chart – Moldavite

 

Crystal: Moldavite
Mineralogy: Glass that originates and forms from meteorite impact.
Geometric form: Amphorous
Formation: Tertiary
Family: Mineraloids
Birthstone: Moldavite is associated with all of the Astrological Birth Signs.

 

Appearance: Unusual glass type with naturally, patterned etching and carvings. Measures 5-6 hardness on the Mohs Scale rating.
Aura: Moldavite has intense vibrational energy and is an opening channel to receive higher energy frequencies.
Colour: Moldavite has a deep forest green hue.
Chakra: Moldavite is associated with all the Chakras and is closely linked to the Heart Chakra along with the Crown ad third Eye Chakra as the stone opens up the reception to higher frequency.

 

 

 

International Crystals – References and resources:

 

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

 

 

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Mookaite


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Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Mookaite is a formation mix of Jasper and Opalite that is sourced from the Australian, Mooka Creek in the Western Kennedy Ranges. It is a locally named term for a mineral that is geologically classed as a Windalia Radiolarite.

 

Radiolarite is a siliceous sedimantary rock that is classed as chert like, fine grained and homogeneous. It was always asserted that radiolarite was found in pelagic, deep water conditions yet they have been found to occur in sedimentary shallow limestone conditions. The sinking of the sedimentation is quite rapid and, in that process, dissolution occurs that affects the skelton formation of the mineral which can develop to chalcedony and cryptocrystalline quartz dependant on the temperature at sinking phase.

 

Mookaite refers to the formational pattern of the type of Radiolarite found in the Western Australian location which contains radiolara, foraminifera and calcareous nanoplankton fossils. It contains vari-coloured opaline which gives it an attractive quality for the crafting of gem stones.

 

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Mookaite crystals belong to the Trigonal system.

 

 
Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
Mookaite is a popular gem stone in Australia. It is said that the area where sourced was once part of an ocean long receded. That ocean left an inland sea, which, when that dried, left millions of organisms of skeletal remains that absorbed iron rich minerals. This formation left this type of stone unique to the area and is around 120 million years old.

 

 
Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Mookaite has an opaque transparency and a vitreous to dull luster. The stone measures 7 on the Mohs Scale of hardness rating and has a splintery, conchoidal fracture.

 

It is fully natural, only enhanced by tumbing, cutting and polishing processes.

 

 

 

 
Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
Mookaite is unique for the type of stone formed from its location. It is associated with radiolarite minerals.

 

 

 

 
Esoteric Attributesa quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

 

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrational frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Mookaite crystals.

 

Mental: Mookaite allows for choice as it opens up all the paths of possibility and guides you to the most suitable one. It enhances the flexibility of choice in these situations.
 
Emotional: The stone is fun! It promotes variety and joyfulness and increases the intensity of experience.
 
Physical: Mookaite is an aid to the healing of wounds and enhances the purification of blood. It strengthens the immune system, liver and spleen.
 

 

Crystal Chart – Mookaite

 

Crystal: Mookaite
Mineralogy: Mixture of Jasper and Opalite
Geometric form: Trigonal/Amphorous
Formation: Secondary
Family: Silicates
Birthstone: Mookaite is associated with the Astrological Signs of Scorpio and Virgo.
Appearance: Splintery, conchoidal fracture, opaque transparency and a vitreous to dull luster.
Aura: Mookaite provides connections to the earth energies and is a powerful healing stone that gives intuitive understanding on a deeper level.
Colour: Colours range from red, purple, yellow and white.
Chakra: Mookaite is associated primarily with the Root Chakra allowing the deeper alignment of energy balance between this and the Third Eye and Solar Plexus Chakras.

 

 

 

International Crystals – References and resources:

 

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

 

 

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Nephrite


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Origin

Jade or Nephrite derives its name from the Greek word “nephros” meaning kidney. Jade was long considered an “imperial gem”. Jade has long been an esteemed majestic stone in the Chinese empire similar to diamonds and gold in western countries. Widely considered an elite stone it was presented to the Chinese imperial court where skilled artisans turned them into masterpieces. Jade was widely used in the making of Chinese scholars’ objects like calligraphy brushes, mouthpieces and opium pipes. Nephrite jade can be found in China for utilitarian and ceremonial purposes, from indoor and decorative items to jade burial sites.  Indigenous tribes in Mexico, central and South America and New Zealand carved jade into deity masks and ritual artefacts.

Jade is comprised of metamorphic rocks called silicate minerals called Nephrite and Jadeite. These are then classified into grades in the ABC Treatment System. Nephrite is a calcium magnesium silicate while jadeite is a sodium aluminium silicate. Each has different compositions, hardness, densities and crystal structures.

Nephrite is usually a creamy white form, mid to deep olive green, brown and black. It has a smooth surface polish and the most common form of jade.  Jadeite comes in blue, lavender mauve, pink and emerald green. Different colours were imported to Burma in 1800. It is hard and lustrous, rarer than Nephrite and more valuable. Imperial Jade is the rarest and most treasured form.

Physical

It is a powerful cleansing stone. It aids the spleen, kidneys and supra-adrenal glands, removing toxins and balancing fluids. It helps treats reproductive disorders. Imperial jade is most useful for the healing process after surgery.

 

Emotional

Jade is a dream stone it releases negative thoughts, irritability and soothes the mind it helps release ones limitation one has put on oneself. It helps access the spiritual world, encourages creativity and dream interpretation. It is the stone of serenity in the midst of a storm. It recharges energy and heals feelings of guilt. It is a crystal of love and supports new love. It provides confidence, self-assurance, self-reliance and self suffiency.

Other varieties include:

Brown Jade is grounding. It connects to the earth and provides comfort and reliability.

Lavender Jade alleviates emotional hurt and provides spiritual nourishment. Its energy is of the highest etheric spectrum.

Orange Jade brings joy and teaches the interconnectedness of all beings. It is energetic and quietly stimulating.

Purple Jade encourages mirth and happiness, and purifies one’s aura. It dispels the negative and increases one’s level of discernment.

Red Jade is a stone of life-force energy, dispelling fear that holds one back, and urges one to action.

White Jade filters distractions, pulls in relevant, constructive information and aids in decision making.

Yellow Jade is cheerful and energetic, a stone of assimilation and discrimination.

 

Attributes

It is most valued for its metaphysical properties. It is used widely as a protective talisman while traveling and an amulet of good luck and friendship.

 

Specifications

 

Mineral :  Silicate
Geometric Form :  Primary
Formation :  Monoclinic
Family:  Jade
Colour Ray:  Vary
Birthstone:  Leo Virgo August
Appearance:  Transluent to opaque
Aura:  Vary
Colour:  green lavender red yellow white black
Chakra:  Heart chakra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dioptase


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Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Dioptase is a relatively uncommon copper cyclosilicate that forms as a secondary mineral within copper sulfide mineral deposits that occur with an oxidized zone.

 

It is uncommon as it only occurs in dry climates where acids are buffered by carbonate and, over time, tiny, minute particles of silica reacts with dissolved copper to form the crystal.

 

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Dioptase crystals belong to the Trigonal system.

 

 
Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
Dioptase has a documentated history that stretches back to around 7200 BC. This is known due to the discovery at Ain Ghazal of three pre-neolithic B lime plaster statues known as Noah, Heifa and Micah. The statues’ eyes were highlighted at the edges with the green Dioptase.

 

Khazakstan deposits were discovered in the late 18th Century in copper mines that contained veins of emerald green, transparent crystals. It was orignally thought to be emeralds but on analysis it was determined that it was too soft.

 

The crystal was eventually named by the French mineralogist, Fr Rene Just Hauy, after the Greek terms dia and optos. These terms mean through and visible and refer to the duo of cleavage directions that can be seen in unbroken types of Dioptase.

 

 
Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Dioptase has a cleavage that is perfect in three directions. It is transparent to transluscent with a vitreous luster. The stone has a conchoidal fracture and is very brittle with a mid hardness on the Mohs scale of 5.

 

The stone is popular with collectors and is sometimes used to create small gems that are emerald like in appearance. It is not used extensively in jewellery due to its brittleness and fragility. It can also be ground into a pigment for painting.

 

 

 
Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
Dioptase is a unique stone that is likened to an emerald due to its colour and is also associated with the Chrysocolla crystal.

 

 

 

 
Esoteric Attributesa quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

 

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrtional frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Dioptase crystals.

 

Mental: Dioptase is a creative stone that opens up unlimited ideas for creativity. It unleashes the hidden potential of a person.
 
Emotional: Dioptase brings on intensive dreams and hidden depths of feelings and emotion. It is an aid to projecting self-perception and outward perception in the right way.
 
Physical: Dioptase is an aid to the alleviation of cramps and pains. The stone is also used to fortify the liver.
 

 

Crystal Chart – Dioptase

 

Crystal: Dioptase
Mineralogy: Hydrous Copper Ring Silicate
Geometric form: Trigonal
Formation: Secondary
Family: Silicate
Birthstone: Dioptase is associated with the Astrological signs of Scorpio and Sagittarius.
Apperance: Vitreous luster with a conchoidal fracture. Dioptase has a three direction, perfect cleavage and is transluscent to transparent with a brittle, fragile tenacity.
Aura: Dioptase brings balance to the Aura providing enhancement to the meditative state and smoothing the channels for the energy flow within.
Colour: Dioptase appears with a vibrant green colour, similar to that of the emerald..
Chakra: Dioptase is associated with the Heart Chakra. It is used to clear and enhance all the Chakras to a higher awareness level.

 

 

 

International Crystals – References and resources:

 

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

 

 

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Dolomite


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Origin

Dolomite derives its name after the French mineralogist Deodat de Dolomieu. Dolomite can be found in Algeria,Brazil,Switzerland,Namibia,Spain,Great Britain,India,Mexico,Italy,Australia and in the United States.

Dolomite is a common sedimentary rock and mineral found in massive beds. It is comprised of calcium magnesium carbonate. Dolomite is also sedimentary carbonate rock which is composing primarily of mineral dolomite also known as dolostone.

Dolomite forms white, tan, grey or pink crystals. It can also occur in colourless, white, pink green, grey, brown and black colours. Its lustre is quite vitreous and pearly. Small amounts of iron in the crystal give a yellow to brown tint.

It is a double carbonate with a structure comprised of calcium and magnesium. Crystal twinning is common in dolomite.  Dolomite forms with the help of sulphate-reducing bacteria and in natural environments rich in organic matter and microbial cell surfaces.

Dolomite is used for ornamental stone, concrete aggregate, a source of magnesium oxide and Pidgeon process for the production of magnesium.  It is a vital petroleum reservoir rock. Dolomite is used in the production of float glass and in the ceramic industry as glaze for pottery. It is added to soils as a pH buffer and as a magnesium source. It is also used as the substrate in main aquariums to help buffer changes in pH of the water.

Dolomite is very similar to Calcite, to distinguish between them one must compare the hardness and acid reaction of both.

Physical

It helps to strengthen bones, teeth, muscles and the female reproductive system. It reduces the effects of PMS. Pink dolomite is good for Insomnia. Dolomite helps build the body including muscular structure and blood cells. It helps relieve chills and treating disorders associated with adrenal glands and urogenital system. It is a great support for weight loss and regulating the metabolism.

Emotional

Dolomite encourages charitable actions, generosity   and giving of all kinds. It promotes energetic thinking, original thinking, spontaneity, creativity and manifestation. It stops energy leaks from the chakras. It relieves sorrow, loneliness and anxiety.  Dolomite helps one achieve calm and centred sense of balance. Dolomite is a stone of moderation; it provides balance and an objective point of view while directing one away from unrealistic dreams to the right path and ones true purpose. It helps open the heard and reminds one to appreciate the small things and mundane experiences. It helps overcome harmful behaviours and habits and supports one in acting in loving way towards one’s body.

Attributes

Dolomite provides centring and grounding making it a wonderful crystal for meditation.

Specifications

Mineral : Carbonate
Geometric Form : Hexagonal
Formation : Primary
Family: Rock Forming Mineral
Colour Ray: Vary
Birthstone: Aries
Appearance: White vitreous pearly
Aura: Vary
Colour: White grey to pink
Chakra: Crown

 

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Emerald


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Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Emerald is a crystal which is a variety of the Beryl mineral. It takes it vibrant green colour from the trace amounts of chromium and, at times, vanadium that infiltrate the mineral.

 

The majority of the beryls are formed in igneous rocks and related gneisses, mica schists and pegamite dikes. On other, less frequent, occasions the crystal can also be sourced from sedimentary rocks which includes limestone and shale.

 

 

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Emerald crystals belong to the Hexagonal system.

 

Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
The name Emerald is derived from the ancient Greek word, Smaragdus, meaning green. It is also given its name from the middle English, Emeraude, and the vulgar Latin, Esmeraldus. It was referred to by Pliny the Elder as ‘nothing greens greener’ in his Natural History documentation dating back to the first century AD.

 

Ancient legend dictates that the emerald was one of the four precious stones given to Solomon by God which bequeathed the ruler with the power over all creation. The gem was also associated with Cleopatra who used it in her Royal costume. The first heralded emerald mines were said to be found in Egypt dating from around 300 BC.

 

The Incas used the stone in religious events and jewellery yet it wasn’t until the Spanish invaded the New World in 16th Century exploration that the gem found itself as a trade commodity and became prevalant in Europe and Asia.

 

As well as Egypt, early deposits were also mined in Austria and India from the 14th Century. Present day significant deposits are mined extensively in Columbia.

 

 

Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Distinctive by their vibrant green hue, the emerald forms as a massive or crystalline habit with a dihexagonal dipyaramidal crystal symmetry. They are transparent to opaque however a high end gem would have to be transparent with a pure green hue to be classified accordingly.

The stone has a vitreous lustre and an conchoidal fracture and is relative to beryl in hardness, showing a Mohs scale rating of 7.5 -8.

 

Emeralds are used extensively for high end jewellery and adornment.

 

Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
Emeralds are a unique stone that can appear in synthetic as well as natural form. Notable emeralds include:

 

  • Duke of Devonshire Emerald
  • Mogul Mughal Emerald
  • Gachala Emerald
  • Chalk Emerald
  • Bahia Emerald

 

 

Esoteric Attributesa quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

 

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrtional frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Emerald crystals.

 

Mental: The emerald is said to encourage mental clarity and sharpen the memory. It strengthens the ability to seek things and acheive objectives set.
Emotional: The stone aids regeneration and supports recuperation. It also brings justice and harmony and draws wisdom, unity, love and loyalty to a person.
Physical: Emerald crystals aid the battle against diseases that affect the intestine, eyes and heart. It also helps with epilepsy, sinusitis and headaches.

 

Crystal Chart – Emerald

 

Crystal: Emerald
Mineralogy: Beryl containing Chromium
Geometric form: Hexagonal
Formation: Primary | Tertiary
Family: Beryl
Birthstone: Emerald is the traditional birth stone of the month of May.

 

Astrology Birthstone (Zodiac) –Emerald is associated with the astrological signs of Gemini, Taurus and occasionally, Cancer.

Apperance: Vitreous lustre with conchoidal fracture. The stone is transparent with a Mohs scale hardness of 7.5-8.
Aura: Emeralds bring synchronicity to the aura and open up the channels of clarity in communication. It is revered for its green ray energy that brings healing and love.
Colour: Emeralds have a strikingly deep and vibrant, green hue.
Chakra: Emeralds are primarily asscoiated with the Heart Chakra for its strong ability to bring love and bliss. It will open up the heart and bring healing soothness.

 

 

 

International Crystals – References and resources:

 

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

 

 

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Epidote


                      45480de3 epidote-cab

 

Origin

Epidote was named by Rene Hauy, a mineralogist at the University of Natural History in Paris in the early 1800’s. The name is from the Greek word “epidosis” which means “addition” referring to Hauy’s observation that some of the minerals prism faces are longer than others.

Epidote is one of the most outstanding display minerals. The most desirable form is in delicate elongated crystals which are interconnected and lustrous. It is found in horndels and skarns in contact metamorphic rocks, in metamorphosed limestone and in schist’s. It can also be found in igneous rocks in basalt and diabase. It has a complex crystal structure of isolated and paired silica tetrahedrons. It occurs as monoclinic crystals in pegmatites or long slender prismatic crystals in thick tabular crystals. They sometimes appear with etchings or growth layers and contain smaller later growth crystals. They are also found in massive form and as monoclinic crystals in marbles and schist’s that were formed or altered through contact metamorphism It is also sometimes found with amphiboles, feldspars, quartz and chlorite It is an abundant rock forming mineral.

Rocks composed of quartz and epidotes are known as epidosite. Epidote is often associated with allanite and piemonite. It is almost identical in composition to Clinozoisite.

It is usually found as a yellowish green pistachio colour. Sometimes it occurs in a brownish green black colour. In massive form it is translucent with a vitreous lustre.

Epidote can be found in Austria, Switzerland, France, Finland, Norway, Italy, Czechoslovakia, Kenya, Madagascar, Australia, Japan, Korea, China, Mexico and the United States.

 

Physical

Epidote helps increase energy and motivates strengthening of the physical body. It facilitates an assimilation of nutrients. It stimulates the immune system and aids in the healing process. It helps fortify the liver, gallbladder and digestive system; it regenerates after over exertion or illness. It increases personal power and memory retention.

Emotional

“The Awareness Shield Stone”

Epidote is an attraction stone meaning it will bring you more of what you emanate.  It can be programmed to bring one what they wish for. It works for both positive and negative energies so one must be aware of themselves and their emotions…”you reap what you sow”. It increases perception and interaction with spiritual beings. It promotes a simple, calming grounding, “back to earth” vibration.

Epidote alleviates depression, hopelessness and negative thinking patterns. It promotes a sense of optimism and revival. It helps realise ones ideas of happiness and fulfilment. It brings patience, dissipates anxiety, self-pity and grief. It helps stimulate abundance, prosperity, manifestation, self awareness, will power, mental clarity, memory and emotional healing.

 

Attributes

Epidote helps clear congestion and energy blockages.

Epidote enhances the energy of whatever it touches.

Specifications

 

Mineral : Sorosilicates (calcium aluminium iron silicate)
Geometric Form : Monoclinic
Formation : Secondary
Family: Silicates
Colour Ray: Green
Birthstone: Gemini Virgo
Appearance: Vitreous lustre, transparent, white grey streak
Aura: Green
Colour: Green
Chakra: All chakras

 

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Anhydrite


Anhydrite – Gemzworld Crystals Encyclopedia

Anhydrite – This is our research and findings into this mineral, also known as Angelite

Origin – the place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.

Anhydrite is a Sulfates mineral of soft blue. Sulfides have a sulfur atom surrounded by four oxygen atoms that form a square. Aside from Gypsum and Baryte, which are the main Sulfide types, the rest are increasingly rare and that includes Anhydrite.

When Gypsum loses water it turns into Anhydrite which is usually found in salt deposits formed in blocks of course crystalline. Anhydrite is normally found as a colourless brown crystal. The pale blue version is more rare and is known as Angelite.

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Angelite crystals belong to the Orthohombic system.

History – the past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.

The known history of Anhydrite is recent in times as the name was given by A.G. Werner in 1804 due to the absence of water of crystallization compared to its presence in Gypsum.

Anhydrite was first documented during the globally synchronised meditation event named the Harmonic Conversion in 1987.

Specification – the act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.

Anhydrite is only enhanced through cutting, tumbling and polishing. It is of a soft blue | white in colour and the true versions are only believed to be found in Peru encapsulating a deeper blue colour.

Varieties – a number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.

Anhydrite is formed from Sulfates of which there are around 200 types including Gypsum and Baryte.

A rare variety is Anhydrite of which the pale blue version is known as Angelite.

Esoteric Attributes – a quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.

Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrtional frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Angelite crystals.

Mental: Anhydrite helps to end brooding and give calmness to thought whilst dissipating obsessions. It is helpful in group communication and aids lucidity in dream interpretation.

Emotional: Anhydrite is an aid to overcoming insecurity and it helps to withstand psychic strain. It strenghthens the ability to overcome confusion and pain when caused by cruelty.

Physical: Anhydrite aids in the stimulation of the kidney function and water balance. It assists in the reduction of oedema.

Crystal Chart – Anhydrite

Crystal:                       Anhydrite

Mineralogy:                Anhydrous calcium sulphate

Geometric form:         Orthohombic

Formation:                  Secondary

Family:                        Sulfate, Anhydrite

Birthstone:                  Astrology Birthstone (Zodiac) -Angelite is associated with the astrological sign of Aquarius

Apperance:                 A soft stone, easily chipped with a beautiful blue hue.

Aura:                           Angelite removes the obstacles in the Aura to assist in the connection of higher vibration information allowing greater spiritual growth and enhanced intuition.

Colour:                        Pale Blue hue sometimes with white.

Chakra:                       Anhydritehelps to unblock the upper Chakras allowing for greater communication to the lower chakras. It is associated with the throat chakra.

International Crystals – References and resources:

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

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Apatite Blue


Apatite, Blue – International Crystals Encyclopedia https://www.gemzworld.com/

 

 
 
Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
 

Apatite is a group of phosphate minerals that are associated with fluorapatite, chlorapatite and hydroxylapatite with high levels of a variety of ions within. The gem stones are found in pegmatites or other igneous formations.

 

It is found in fossils and other sediments where it forms as masses, nodules and crystals. It is found frequently in marine deposits which are mined for phosphorous to be used in fertilisers. It can also be found as an accessory gem in other mining areas.

 

 

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Apatite crystals belong to the Hexagonal system.

 

 
Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
The name Apatite derives from the Greek word apatao which meands to decieve or delude.

 

Its defined history dates back to the 18th Century and its major sources are located in Brazil, Burma and Mexico.

 

 

 
Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
 

Apatites have been created synthetically however the stones that are tumbled are fully natural and only enhanced through the tumbing, cutting and polishing methods.

 

The stone is columnar, thick tabular with an indistinct cleavage and a flourescence which varies. Colours range from no colour to a variety of pinks, yellows, green, violets and blue.

 

 

 
Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
There are many different varieties of Apatite, these include and are not limited to;

 

  • Apatite, Green
  • Apatite, Yellow

 

 

Apatite can sometimes be confused with other minerals including Calcites and Beryls.

 
Esoteric Attributesa quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

 

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrtional frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Apatite crystals.

 

Mental: Apatites are used to increase ambition and independence. It is an aid to happy thoughts and reduces the capacity to dwell on past troubles. It aids intellect and lucidity in the ability to find and understand the truth of situations.
 
Emotional: Apatites promote exuberance and extrovertedness in life. It provides the motivation to live life to the full without fear of guilt and helps overcome listlessness after over exertion.
 
Physical: Apatites give strength to the physical body by aiding the healing of fractures, osteoporosis, arthrosis and rickets. It is also a strong aid as a de-acidifier.
 

 

Crystal Chart – Apatite

 

Crystal: Apatite
Mineralogy: Blue Calcium Phosphate
Geometric form: Hexagonal
Formation: Primary
Family: Phosphate
Birthstone: Ayurvedic Birthstones – Agate is the stone associated with the month of May.

 

Astrology Birthstone (Zodiac) -Agate is associated with the astrological sign of Gemini (21st May to 20th June).

Appearance: Apatite has a vitreous lustre with an indistinct cleavage with varied flourescence. It is also known as a brittle stone.
Aura: Blue Apatite is known for its cleansing influence on the Aura and its vibratory levels are connected to paranormal or psychic perception.

 

Colour: Apatite colours range from no colour to a variety of pinks, yellows, green, violets and, particular to this stone; blue.
Chakra: Apatite is primarily associated with the Throat Chakra and also helps to balance the Chakras along with the Ying and Yang energies.

 

 

 

International Crystals – References and resources:

 

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

 

 

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Apophyllite


Apophyllite, Green – International Crystals Encyclopedia https://www.gemzworld.com/

 

 
 
Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Apophyllite is a water containing sheet silicate and the name refers to a specific group of phyllosilicates.

 

The group name originally refered to a single mineral however in 1978 it was changed to represent a class of minerals that contain a similar chemical formation.

 

Apophyllite is a secondary mineral found in vesicles in basalt or other volcanic rocks. They are found globaly in mineral areas such as   Jalgaon, India; the Harz Mountains of Germany, Mont Saint-Hilaire in Canada, and Kongsberg, Norway, with other locations in Scotland, Ireland, Brazil, Japan, and throughout the United States.

 

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Apophyllite crystals belong to the Tetragonal system.

 

 
Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
 

Derived from a Greek meaning, the name Apophyllite refers to the term ‘flaking’ which connects with the class’s habit of flaking apart in the heat, due to water loss.

 

Apopyllites are popular with gem collectors as they are abundant and well defined and are produced in a variety of colours.

 

 
Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Apophyllites are naturally forming pyramidal structures that when tumbled can form natural pyramids. They have the beautiful ability to refract light in deep rainbow colours.

 

 
Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
There main varieties of Apophyllite include

 

  • Fluorapophllite
  • Hydroxyapophyllite
  • Fluorapophllite NA (formerly natroapophyllite)

 

 

 
Esoteric Attributesa quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

 

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrtional frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Apophyllite crystals.

 

Mental: Apophyllite crystals are said to offer respite after moments of momentous exertion.
 
Emotional: Apophyllite crystals are an aid to the release of oppressed emotions. They assist in relieving fear, pressure and the hemmed in feelings that can sometimes be repressed.
 
Physical: Apophyllite crystals are strong in the relief of the respiratory tract along with asthma and allergies. It also aids in skin problems and any issues with nerves.
 

 

Crystal Chart – Apophyllite

 

Crystal: Apophyllite
Mineralogy: Hydrated Potassium Calcium Sodium Silicate Flouride Hydroxide
Geometric form: Tetragonal
Formation: Secondary
Family: Silicates
Birthstone: Linked to Zodiac Signs of Gemini and Libra.
Appearance: Prismatic, tabular with uneven fracture. Vitreous; pearly
Aura: Apophyllite crystals help to open a conscious connection between the spiritual and physical worlds. It aids clear sight through its high vibrations which also develops intuition and future sightings.
Colour: Usually white or colourless but can also be blue, green, brown, yellow, pink and violet.
Chakra: Apophyllite act with the Third Eye and Crown chakras and aid reception to spiritual energy.

 

 

 

International Crystals – References and resources:

 

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

 

 

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Aquamarine


Aquamarine – International Crystals Encyclopedia https://www.gemzworld.com/

 

 
 
Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Aquamarine is a crystal of primary formation which means it was formed from molten magma. This usually happens in cavities in volcanoes where the combination of chemistary and structural arrangements of mineral deposits, atoms and substances pass from gas or liquid into a solid state or by means of going out of solution by precipitation or evaporation.

 

The crystal is formed in igneous rocks and often, granite. It can be found in other sources of sedimentary rocks like limestone or shale. Aquamarines can form larger more transparent crystals then the other Beryl varieties which are formed as hexagonal, columnar prisms.

 

Aquamarine is a blue or cyan variety of Beryl which is composed of beryllium aluminium cyclosilicate This is in turn, a group of the Silicate family. The Fe2+  ion is said to determine the blue colour whilst Fe3+  produces a golden yellow hue. The combination of these ions produces the darker, deep blue of the maxixe.

 

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Aquamarine crystals belong to the Hexagonal system.

 

 
Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
The Aquamarine was named in 1609 by Anselmus de Boodt after the Latin term aqua marina meaning water of the sea. Prior to this it was known as a sea-green Beryl.

 

The reference of the crystal, though goes way back to the 2nd century where it was referred to as seeming to have come from a mermaids treasure house. The Roman’s blessed the stone as it was said to join in young love and in the Middle Ages it was worn as a pendant and used as an oracle crystal.

 

The stones are mined globally and significant finds have occured in the US and Brazil. The largest gemstone quality aquamarine found was in 1910. It was found in brazil and weighed over 110 Kg.

 

 

 
Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Aquamarines appear in natural form and are enhanced through the tumbling, cutting and polishing process.

There is a strong market for lab created aquamarines. These may be heat treated to obtain the desired hue of colour.

 

 

 
Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
Aquamarines derive from the Beryl family and are associated with:

 

  • Aquamarine Chrysolite
  • Maxixe

 

 

 
Esoteric Attributesa quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

 

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrtional frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Aquamarine crystals.

 

Mental: Aquamarines bring clarity of the mind and are known to clear up confusions and resolve unfinish matters.
 
Emotional: Aquamarine crystals increase light heartedness and improve emotional discipline whilst also allowing you greater perseverance in the mind.
 
Physical: Aquamarines assist with hayfever and other allergies. They also help with eye problems, the thyroid gland and bladder and respiratory issues.
 

 

Crystal Chart – Aquamarine

 

Crystal: Aquamarine
Mineralogy: Beryl with iron
Geometric form: Hexagonal
Formation: Primary (moltan magma)
Family: Beryl
Birthstone: Aquamarine is associated with the months of March and October and is linked to Scorpio as a Beryl in the

Astrology Birthstone (Zodiac)

Appearance: Vitreous and transluscent, the aquamarine is conchoidal with an indistinct cleavage.

 

Aura: Aquamarine crystals are used to clear communication blocks and enhance spiritual communication. The stone enhances the aura and allows for the alignment of all the Chakras.
Colour: Aquamarine colours are blue to blue green. They can contain a colour streak of white.
Chakra: Dissipates the obstacles to communication and aligns all the Chakras. It primarily works with the Heart Chakra and is also associated with the Throat, Thymus and Third Eye chakras.

 

 

 

International Crystals – References and resources:

 

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

 

 

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Aragonite


Aragonite – International Crystals Encyclopedia https://www.gemzworld.com/

 

 
 
Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Aragonite is a carbonate mineral that is a naturally occuring crystal form of calcium carbonate CaCO3. The formation occurs from both physical and biological processes which includes the precipitation from the freshwater and sea water environments.

 

Aragonite is a secondary formation has a different crystal lattice to calcite which is defined by its orthorhombic system with acicular crystals that is repeatedly twinned to result in pseudo-hexagonal forms. It may also be columnar or appear in stalactitic form.

 

Aragonite forms naturally in mollusk shells and because the mineral deposition in these shells are strongly controlled biologically, they can differ in formation to inorganic Aragonite.

 

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Aragonite crystals belong to the Orthorhombic system.

 

 
Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
Aragonite is a recent crystal that was noted in the Spanish area of Aragon. It was named for this location in 1790.

 

The crystal is found globally but notably in Mexico and the Czech Republic. As well as a distinctive crystal it is also used to make soil neutralisers and cement. The formation is also vital for the replicarion of reef conditions and is used in aquariums to maintain the natural levels of the PH in the water.

 

 

 
Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Aragonite can differ in form in its natural state as repeated twinning results in pseudo-hexagonal forms. They can be columnar or fibrous and can also be found as flos-ferri which is a stalatitic form that translates to flowers of iron.

 

 
Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
Aragonite NOT SURE of VARIETIES

 

 
Esoteric Attributesa quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

 

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrtional frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Aragonite crystals.

 

Mental: Aragonite aids in providing calmness to erratic behaviour and therby increases concentration levels. The crystal supports clarity of communication increased tolerance in difficult situations.
 
Emotional: Aragonite heps to balance over sensitivity and gives focus when things begin to develop quickly.  It is a grounding stone that encourages practicality and reliability.
 
Physical: Aragonite is an aid to the digestive system. It gives strength to the immune system, bones, muscle and discs and helps to combact nervous spasms. The stone also aids in the strengthening of physical stamina.
 

 

Crystal Chart – Aragonite

 

Crystal: Aragonite
Mineralogy: Calcium Carbonate
Geometric form: Orthorhombic | Trigonal
Formation: Secondary
Family: Carbonate
Birthstone: Aragonite is not a traditional month Birthstone. It is associated with the Astrological Sign of Capricorn.

 

Appearance: Pseudohexagonal, prismatic, columnar, stalactitic with internal banding. Vitreous, subconchoidal and brittle.
Aura: Aragonite crystals are often used to clear and activate the channels of the aura allowing for greater expression in communication.
Colour: Colours range from brown, red , blue, yellow, white, green and orange.
Chakra: Aragonite is used with the Root and Earth Chakras to ground and connect. It is also associated with the Crown and Sacral Chakras.

 

 

 

International Crystals – References and resources:

 

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

 

 

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Aventurine


Aventurine – International Crystals Encyclopedia https://www.gemzworld.com/

 

 
 
Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Aventurine is a crystal of primary formation which means it was formed from molten magma. This usualy happens in cavities in volcanoes where the combination of chemistary and structural arrangements of mineral deposits, atoms and substances pass from gas or liquid into a solid state or by means of going out of solution by precipitation or evaporation.

 

Aventurine is a type of Quartz which is a Silicate mineral. It is classified as a macrocrystalline crystal which means that it is large enough to be viewed without a microscope. The Aventurine is known for its shimmering or glistening effect which is caused by mineral trace inclusions of fuschite which allows for a silvery blue| green sheen. Aventurine is also found in the colours of pink, red and white.

 

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Aventurine crystals belong to the Trigonal system.

 

 
Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
The crystal derives its name from the italian term a ventura which means by chance. This is attributed to the discovery of aventurine glass or goldstone at a time within the 18th Century.

 

The crystal is also said to honour the Irish Goddess of fertility, Brigit and the Phoenician Earth Goddess, Dione.

 

Aventurine is found largely in India and also in Spain, Russia and Chile. It is primarily used to be crafted into figurines and beads though some of the finer stones are used in jewellery.

 

 

 
Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
 

As a stone, the physical aspects of Aventurine vary and its hardness is lower than the single crystal quartz. Aventurine is often banded and can in cases be viiewed as opaque when an over infusion of fuschite is prevelant.

 

The stone is mainly carved into figurines with the fine stone used to craft cabochons and later set into jewellery.

 

 
Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
The Aventurine stnes are mainly classed as colour varieties. These include

 

  • Aventurine Red
  • Aventurine Pink
  • Aventurine Brown
  • Aventurine Green
  • Aventurine Blue
  • Aventurine Orange
  • Aventurine Yellow
  • Aventurine White

 

 

 
Esoteric Attributesa quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

 

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrtional frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Agate crystals.

 

Mental: Aventurine can assist with sleep disorders and alleviate stress and nervousness. It prevents the mind from being disturbed by constantly racing thoughts.
 
Emotional: As well as aiding stress and providing relieving calm, Aventurine also helps promote an easy going nature.
 
Physical: Aventurine helps to alleviate sunburn and rashes. It also alleviates inflammation and sun stroke. The stone is a strong protection against arteriosclerosis and heart attacks.
 

 

Crystal Chart – Aventurine

 

Crystal: Aventurine
Mineralogy: Glittering Quartz, Silicate SiO2
Geometric form: Trigonal
Formation: Primary (moltan magma)
Family: Quartz
Birthstone: Aventurine is associated with the Astrological Sign of Aries. (One site says Taurus)
Appearance: Opaque to glistening due to the prescence of fucshite within the quartz. Banded and transluscent.
Aura: Aventurine helps the aura to be protected and stable. It brings strong earth energy in meditation which enables clarity of the vision of life offering.
Colour: Colours range from shimmering greens to variations of red, brown, yellow, blue, orange and white.
Chakra: Aventurines connection to Chakras vary by colour with all Chakras benefitting in some form from the stone.

 

 

 

International Crystals – References and resources:

 

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

 

 

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Azurite


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Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Azurite is a crystal of secondary formation that is formed from copper carbonate and found in the upper oxidised portions of copper ore. It is often found mixed with another copper carbonate mineral, Malachite which has a bright green colour compared to the deep blue of the Azurite.

 

The crystal can be produced in smaller forms by quickly mixing a few drops of copper sulfate solution with a saturated solution of sodium carbonate and leaving it to settle overnight. The weathering of copper ore deposits produces the natural version of Azurite.

 

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Agate crystals belong to the Monoclinic system.

 

 
Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
 

Azurite has been known of since Ancient times and was mentioned under the Greek name Kuanos in Pliny the Elder’s Natural History. It was known as the Stone of Heaven by the ancient Chinese who believed it opened the channels and gateways to the Celestial realms. It was also respected by the Greeks and the Romans for its healing power and insight.

 

The stone was revered by the early Egyptians, Mayans, early Americans and the people of Atlantis for the higher wisdom properties it was thought to possess. In fact the Native Americans used it to contact their spiritual guide to enable them to understand the sacred messages that were imparted.

 

 

 
Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
 

Azurites appear to the naked eye as dark blue prismatic crystals. This soft stone can dissipate in colour as weathering occurs over time.

 

It has been used as a colour pigment through the ages and can be seen in paintings from the middle ages. It is occasionaly used as a jewellery stone and the crafting of beads however its softness and heat reducing colour acts as a deterrent for this purpose to be wholly popular. Instead it is coveted by collectors who advise to store it in a setting similar to its natural one in a sealed, dark and cool storage environment.

 

 

 
Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
There are no varieties of Azurite, instead the stone is sometimes mistaken for lapis lazuli .

 

 
Esoteric Attributesa quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

 

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrtional frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Azurite crystals.

 

Mental: Azurite is said to increase self- awareness and recognition making you increasingly critical and reflective.
 
Emotional: Azurite aids in the ability to sort out the solid ideas from the unexamined ones giving you the ability to discard the adopted ideas and create your own.
 
Physical: Azurite aids in improving reflexes and is a stimulant to the thyroid gland, brains, nerves and liver.
 

 

Crystal Chart – Azurite

 

Crystal: Azurite
Mineralogy: Alkaline Copper Carbonate Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Geometric form: Monoclinic
Formation: Secondary
Family: Carbonate
Birthstone: Azurite is the Zodiac stone of Sagittarius and will also have a connection with Taureans.

It is a natural birthstone of those born as the vernal equinox is imminent and in the Spring.

Appearance: A soft stone with a deep blue hue that lightens as it weathers over time. Azurite is tabular, stalactitic, prismatic with a conchoidal fracture and a vitreous lustre.
Aura: Azurites are used by healers to help them open up the channels for clear psychic messages enabling greater energy clearings. It is very harmonic with Blue Ray and rainbow souls.
Colour: Azurite colour is an extremely deep blue that fades when exposed to the heat and light for long periods.
Chakra: Azurites energy opens the pathways to spiritual guidance through attunement with the Third Eye Chakra. It also allows for greater verbal propensity through the Throat Chakra.

 

 

 

International Crystals – References and resources:

 

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

 

 

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Beryl


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Origin

The name beryl is derived from a number of languages including Latin, old French, Middle English, Greek, Prakrit, German and Dutch.

Beryl is a mineral composed of beryllium aluminium cyclosilicate. They are hexagonal crystals and rarely come in terminated form. Beryl often crystallizes in a perfect six sided hexagons, their crystals are individual prismatic hexagons. The can appear in short stubby form or tabular and plates. The bases of beryls are flat and pyramidal terminations are rare.

Pure beryl is transparent to opaque and colourless but often tinted by impurities. Green beryl heat treated can produce a sky blue aquamarine colour.

Beryl comes in various colours in granitic pegmatites but also occurs in mic schist in the Ural Mountains and limestone in Colombia.it is found in Europe Norway Austria Germany and Sweden Ireland Russia Brazil Colombia Madagascar Mozambique South Africa USA and Zambia.

Beryl has two varieties which include aquamarine, maxixe, emerald, golden beryl, yellow helidor, goshenite, pink morganite and red beryl. Pure beryl is colourless, it is the impurities which cause it to colour in variety.

Aquamarine is the second most popular gem beryl. It has a distinct greenish blue to blue colour which is caused by iron oxides within the chemical makeup of the stone. Light coloured stone in this colour range are still called aquamarine. The stone that are richly coloured are the most sought after. The pale stone are made for inexpensive jewellery.

The name Aquamarine derives from the Latin aqua marinus, meaning “water of the sea” and refers to its sparkling ocean-like colour. It was believed to be the treasure of mermaids and was used by sailors as a talisman of good luck, fearlessness and protection. It channels clear and heartfelt communication.

Aquamarine differs from emerald as it has fewer inclusions and fractures. Most costume jewellery is the eye clean without visible fractures. The colour of aquamarine can be enhanced through heating.

 

Physical

It is a stone of breath, the respiratory tract and lungs. It can help heal sinus conditions and coughing. It helps hay fever and other allergies. It relieves colds and bronchitis. As a cooling stone is helps counteract infections for laryngitis, strep throat or sore throat. It harmonises the pituitary and thyroid glands, regulating hormones and growth. It supports the healing of inflammatory diseases

Emotional

It helps balance excessive anger or fear and, clears past emotional, physical or verbal abuse. It is useful; for transition and changes both physically and emotionally.

It is a calming, soothing and cleansing crystal. It helps overcome fear of speaking especially without anger in difficult situations. It bestows perseverance, discipline and light heartedness. It utilizes compromise and negotiation and gives courage and clarity.

Attributes

It is a stone of natural justice.

It emits a gentle, compassionate energy, promoting moderation and responsibility for ones actions.

The magnetism on the moon will enhance the iron oxides in the stone increasing’s its forecasting abilities.

Specifications

 

Mineral : Cyclosilicate
Geometric Form : Hexagonal
Formation : Secondary
Family: Beryl
Colour Ray: Vary 
Birthstone: October 
Appearance: Vitreous to resinous 
Aura: Vary
Colour: Blue green pink yellow colourless etc
Chakra: Vary with colour

 

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Bloodstone


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Origin

Heliotrope (Bloodstone, Jasper) derives its name from the Greek word “Helios” meaning “to turn” conveying the various ancient notions about the manner in which the mineral reflects light. It has been used in carved signet rings for the traditional birthstone for March.

It was also believed that by touching the stone it could stop bleeding. Legend denotes that the bloodstone was formed from the blood of Christ dripping on the green earth and solidifying. It was thought to bring change and use as an amulet to protect against the evil eye. It is a symbol of justice. Medieval Christians used bloodstone to carve scenes of the crucifixion and martyrs. A beautiful example is the seal of the German Emperor Rudolf II which can be seen in Louvre in Paris. Finely pulverised bloodstone is still used as a medicine and aphrodisiac in India.

Bloodstone can be found in Brazil, India, China, Australia and the United States.

Heliotrope is the mineral most commonly known as bloodstone. It is a form of chalcedony which is cryptocrystalline mixture of quartz meaning it cannot be distinguished by the naked eye as the crystals are too small. It is monoclinic polymorph morganite. Bloodstone commonly appears in green chalcedony with red inclusions of iron oxide or red jasper. The inclusions cans sometimes be yellow or plasma. Heliotrope is transparent with red in it while plasma is deep green, opaque with little or no red inclusions. It appears glassy to waxy with an inconsistent colour of green derived from chlorite particles while the red inclusions are caused by iron oxide.

A good quality of bloodstone is one which has solid dark green colour and visible veins of red. The most common shapes bloodstone occurs in are cabochon, cushion cut, emerald cut, octagonal, oval and round.

Physical

It improves physical strength, health and well-being. It is used to protect the immune system .it assists with blood and energy circulation in the body and helps remove blocks. It fortifies the lymph and bladder as well as with flu, colds, infections, inflammation and pus formation. It also helps fortify the liver, spleen and intestine.

Emotional

It enhances self-esteem and self-appreciation and calms anxiety. T promotes love for family and enhances wealth by improving the business. It aids setting boundaries and helps maintain control. It helps you to feel stronger sense of determination and help you regain your personal power. It helps build courage and strength of mind. It also raises self-esteem and was believed in ancient times to help avoid dangerous situations by becoming red in colour. The vibrations help you to dissipate confusion and become more peaceful and serene.

 

Attributes

Specifications

 

Mineral : Chalcedony
Geometric Form : Monoclinic
Formation : Secondary
Family: Quartz
Colour Ray: Red orange
Birthstone: March
Appearance: Red inclusions
Aura: Red & white
Colour: Green quartz with Red spots
Chakra: Heart/Root

 

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Carnelian


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Origin

The Carnelian crystal is a perfect pick-me-up stone. It is largely found in India and derives from a mineral of the Quartz family known as Chalcedony (Cryptocrystalline). Its name descends from the Latin word meaning flesh coloured. The stone is an agate class of chalcedony bearing protection energies. This second chakra stone varies from deep brown red to red orange hues.

Carnelian was once considered strictly the property of the noble class. People who held high social statuses were buried with this stone. Carnelian is one of the oldest stones used for jewellery dating back to 3000 BCE and was found in Egyptian tombs. It is one of the oldest protection stones acting as a guardian from negative forces and activates the first three chakras to bring a surge of life force and creative energies.

Carnelian is found primarily in India as well as various sites in South America, Brazil, India, Siberia and Germany. It is a variety of chalcedony. The most favourable are deep red to red orange hue in colour.

Carnelian is very similar to Sard which is harder and darker but are both varieties of the silica mineral chalcedony and coloured by impurities of iron oxide. Carnelian is formed by silica-rich water percolating through cavities and fissures in volcanic rock. It does not have a typical lattice, usually found in quartz, it is formed from the dissolving of other minerals containing silicates. The packed fibres form in concentric circles or parallel bands,

Physical

Physically Carnelian increases blood circulation, aids sexual anxieties and alleviates problems with the liver, spleen, kidneys and bladder. It improves the quality of blood, stimulates the small intestines, metabolism, circulation and blood flow.

Emotional

It is a crystal of courage, vitality, sexuality, action and confidence. The stone promotes positive life choices, increases self-esteem, creativity and acts as a motivation for success. It enhances the energies for creating your dreams into a reality.

It promotes idealism, a sense of community and pragmatism. It encourages vigour, courage, stability and good moods.

Mentally Carnelian aids mediation, analytical skills and concentration. It aids memory including recalling past lives. It is one of the most healing crystals for healing trauma, stress and emotional wounds which have accumulated in the etheric body and are manifesting as physical properties

Attributes

Specifications

Mineral : Chalcedony
Geometric Form : Secondary
Formation : Cryptocrystalline
Family: Quartz
Colour Ray: Orange
Birthstone: July / Virgo
Appearance: Dull greasy silky waxy orange
Aura: Orange
Colour: Orange red yellow brown black
Chakra: Sacral

 

 

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Chrysolite


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Origin

Chrysolite means “gold stone”. It is mentioned in the bible in the list of gemstones set in the breastplate of Aaron (Book of Exodus) and in the list of foundation stones for the New Jerusalem (in Revelation).

Chrysolite is now more commonly known as Olivine and Peridot. Translucent olivine is sometimes called peridot which is actually the French word for Olivine. It is one of the most common minerals in the earth. It occurs in mafic and ultra-mafic igneous rocks as a primary mineral in certain metamorphic rocks.

It is not specifically recognised as a mineral but a mineral group comprising of Forsterite and Fayalite. The ratio of magnesium and iron varies between the two. It is a type of orthosilicate. They create a solid solution series. Most specimens identified as Olivine fall into this series. Olivine’s crystal structure incorporates aspects of the orthorhombic, Bravals lattice which occur from each silica.

Olivine dates back to the Pharaohs in Egypt. It is the gem variety of the mineral Olivine. It occurs in a light green to olive green gemstone. The intensity of the colour depends on the amount of iron present. The most desirable colour is deep olive green with a slight yellowish tint.

Olivine can be found on the volcanic island of Zabargad in the Red Sea east of Aswan Egypt. Peridot can also be found in Burma, Pakistan, China, Vietnam and the United States. The finest quality comes from Mogok in Burma.

Olivine is found in meteorites, the moon, mars and infant stars.

Physical

It helps with problems associated with aging. It is as stone of cellular rejuvenation. They aid healing the chest, gut, stomach and duodenal ulcers. They help heal health issues associated with the heart, lungs spleen and intestine. It strengthens the liver, gallbladder, intestine and muscles.

Emotional

Olivine is a gemstone for manifestation of all desired things. It is a stone of prosperity and happiness. Olivine helps increase self-esteem and aids you to let go of guilt, anger and jealousy from past experiences. It helps you to feel more at ease with devolvement’s in life it is a good stone to wear for protection against psychic attacks. It helps to create an increase in love, joy and bring improved emotional health. It promotes independence and helps break away from external influences as well as to admit mistakes.

Attributes

Specifications

Mineral : Magnesium Iron silicate
Geometric Form : Hexagonal
Formation : Primary
Family: Forsterite & Fayalite
Colour Ray: Green
Birthstone: August September October
Appearance: Brittle, vitreous , translucent
Aura: Green
Colour: Olive green light green yellow
Chakra: Solar plexus

 

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Chrysoprase


Chrysoprase – International Crystals Encyclopedia https://www.gemzworld.com/

 

 
 
Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Crysoprase is a nickel infiltrated variety of Chalcedony which is a cryptocrystalline form of silica. A cryptocrystalline crystal refers to the super fine composition of crystals that cannot be seen as distinct particles under normal magnification.

 

The crystal occurs due to the lateritization or deep weathering of ultramafic ophiolite rocks including nickeliferous serpentines. In some Australian formations, it can be found as nodules or veins with iron oxides, like brown geothite, below an iron and silica cap in the magnesite rich saprolite.

 

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Chrysoprase crystals belong to the Trigonal system.

 

 
Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
In ancient times the Chrysoprase stone was associated with the Goddess Venus and was a representation of the divinity of truth and love. It has been mentioned as far back as 2000 years ago when the Roman Scholar, Pliny, wrote about its ‘inner glow’

 

The stone has been popularly worn throughout the ages by the Romans, Greeks and Egyptians. Popular stories tell of Cleopatra wearing Chrysoprase to keep her youth and Alexander the Great’s eleven year triumph being due to the fact he wore a Chrysoprase on his belt. In fact, when he lost it, it was said that he never won another battle and the crystal was reffered to as the victory stone.

 

The finest Chrysoprase is mined in Australia and other major deposits are found in Zimbabwe, India, Brazil, Russia among others.

 

 

 
Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Chrysoprase can be found in a variety of shapes and sizes and is glassy, vitreous, transparent to opaque with a rough, brittle fracture.

 

The clear, apple green type is the most sought however it can be found with irregular colours such as a white streak, and contain other fissures and impurities.

 

Chrysoprase is enhanced only through the cutting, tumbling and polishing process and is found widely in jewellery.

 

 
Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
There are no significant varieties of Chrysoprase however it can be compared to Chrome Chalcedony which contains chromium, rather than nickel, to produce it’s colour.

 

 

 
Esoteric Attributesa quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

 

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrtional frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Chrysoprase crystals.

 

Mental: Chrysoprase is said to help in the resolution of relationship issues. It is an aid in the breakdown of negative cycles.
 
Emotional: The crystal is known to dispel bitterness and fear. It gives rise to a sense of safety and trust. It also helps heartache, nightmares and jealousy.
 
Physical: Chrysoprase is known to help rheumatism, skin disease, epilepsy, fungal infections and allergies. It is a purifyer and used for detoxification purposes.
 

 

Crystal Chart – Chrysoprase

 

Crystal: Chrysoprase
Mineralogy: Chalcedony containing Nickel
Geometric form: Trigonal
Formation: Secondary
Family: Silicate
Birthstone: Chrysoprase is associated with the Astrological signs of Taurus and Libra.
Apperance: Transluscent to Opaque with a vitreous glassy appearance. The stone has a hardness on the Mohs Scale of 6-7 and a flint like conchoidal fracture.
Aura: Chyrsoprase promotes uplifting vibrations that bring joy and promote forgiveness. It is known to induce deep states of meditation that channels the energy of divinity. It is recommended that you keep this stone within the aura to obtain the best benefits from it.
Colour: Mainly apple green, yet can be found in a range of green and yellow hues dependant on the volumes of nickel trace within.
Chakra: Chyroprase is associated with the Heart, Sacral, Solar Plexus and Throat Chakras. Importantly, the crystal can open the Heart Chakra to a strong flow of Chi and allow it to receive a divine energy flow that is filled with universal love.

 

 

 

International Crystals – References and resources:

 

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

 

 

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Citrine


Citrine – International Crystals Encyclopedia https://www.gemzworld.com/

 

 
 
Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Citrine is a yellow variety of Quartz which belongs to one of the largest family of minerals; silicates.

Citrine is a crystal of primary formation which means it was formed from molten magma. This usualy happens in cavities in volcanoes where the combination of chemistary and structural arrangements of mineral deposits, atoms and substances pass from gas or liquid into a solid state or by means of going out of solution by precipitation or evaporation. This process creates silica acid which in turn cools to Quartz crystals which, when trace particles of iron infiltrate, turns into Citrine.

 

Though Citrine occurs naturally, it is widely man made when amethysts or smoky quartz are heat treated at high temperatures so that the colour appears similar to citrine. These burnt citrines may contain indiscernable stripes, whereas natural Citrine gives a more cloudy appearance.

 

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Citrine crystals belong to the Trigonal system.

 

 
Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
The Citrine name was assigned to yellow quartz in 1546. The name is derived from the Latin Citrina, which means yellow. It was known as a merchent stone and was said to attract prosperity for their owner.

 

The history of the stone being documented is unclear as throughout it has been mistaken and traded as other stones such as gold and smoky topaz.

 

The natural stones are widely sought and are quite rare. They are mostly found around amethyst mines with the most important natural deposits sourced within the US, Madagascar and Brazil.

 
Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Natural Citrine appears cloudy or smoky. It is vitreous and transparent with a very brittle conchoidal fracture. It can sometimes have a white streak.

 

Citrine made from heat treated smoky quartz or amethyst can appear to have slight bands running through the stone. It is very hard to tell the difference and is ususally only discernable by gem specialists.

 

 

 

 
Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
Citrine is a type of Quartz of the yellow variety. It can sometimes be associated with Ametrine, Amethyst, Smoky Quartz and Gold Quartz.

 

 

 
Esoteric Attributesa quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

 

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrtional frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Citrine crystals.

 

Mental: Citrine is a joyful, positive crystal that helps to deal with and gives understanding to absorbed impressions.
 
Emotional: Citrine uplifts the emotions and gives a positivity and courage to deal with everyday life. It helps to lift depression and aids self-expression.
 
Physical: Citrine can aid with bed wetting. It strengthens the nerves, pancreas, spleen and stomach.
 

 

Crystal Chart – Citrine

 

Crystal: Citrine
Mineralogy: Yellow Crystal Quartz
Geometric form: Trigonal
Formation: Primary
Family: Silicates
Birthstone: Citrine is associated with the Astrological signs of Libra, Leo, Gemini and Aries.
Appearance: Vitreous, transparent with a brittle conchoidal fracture. Natural crystals will have a smoky, cloudy hue.
Aura: Citrine is a powerful cleanser that is an Aura protector. It grounds negative energy and acts as an early warning system so the protection process can begin to deal with situations as they begin to arise.
Colour: Colours range from yellows, browns and golds. It may sometimes have a white streak.
Chakra: Citrine is associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra and is a cleanser of all Chakras.

 

 

 

International Crystals – References and resources:

 

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

 

 

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Copper


Copper – International Crystals Encyclopedia https://www.gemzworld.com/

 

 
 
Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Copper is a precious metal that has a red/orange metallic luster. It is present in the earth’s crust and can be found as a polycrystal.

 

The majority of copper is extracted from huge open pit mines as copper sulfides, it can also be found in crystals such as chalcocite and chalcopyrite, copper carbonates like malachite and azurite and cuprite which is classed as a copper oxide. The metal can also be extracted through the in-situ leach process which involves hydraulic drilling with a leaching solution to pump the copper to the surface.

 

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Copper belongs to the face –centered Cubic system.

 

 
Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
Copper has been used for over 10,000 years and has a history that can date back to the oldest civilizations. It is estimated that it was discovered in the Middle East as a pendant of copper was found in Northern Iraq that dates back to 8700 BC.

 

It is said that copper smelting was implemented in China around or before 2800 BC, in Central America around 600 AD and estimated at around 9th/10th AD in West Africa. A male, named when found as Otzi the Iceman, was thought to date back to 3300 BC and was discovered with a copper headed axe. His hair contained high levels of arsenic which was thought to suggest his involvement in copper smelting from that time.

 

Today copper is so widely used that concern has been raised over its reserves. Copper is recyclable and is used as an electricity conductor among many other things. Copper bracelets are widely used to ward off arthiritic symptoms.

 

 

 

 
Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Copper appears alongside Silver and Gold in Group 11 of the Periodic table. It has a filled d-electron shell with a one s-orbital electron placed on top of it.

Copper is extremely soft and has a high thermal conductivity which is a factor in its extremely high electrical conductivity. It is usually fine grained in polycrystalline form and has a high ductility in single crystals.

 

 
Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
Copper appears commonly as a compound, alloy or oxide. There are many different varieties of these.

 

 

 
Esoteric Attributesa quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

 

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrtional frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Copper crystals.

 

Mental: Copper is said to instill a sense of justice whilst it also lends itself to playful and fun creativity.
 
Emotional: Copper brings harmony and a sense of beauty to all. It offers love for all human beings.
 
Physical: Copper is well known as an arthiritic healing aid. It also strengthens the brain and liver and alleviates muscle cramps and menstrual pain. It is used for fertility purposes too.
 

 

Crystal Chart – Copper

 

Crystal: Copper
Mineralogy: Natural Element
Geometric form: Cubic
Formation: Secondary
Family: Native
Birthstone: Copper is associated with the Astrological signs of Taurus and Sagittarius.
Apperance: Soft, fine fibrous pollycrystalline.
Aura: Copper is a conductor of energies of all things spiritual. It provides balance, synchronicity and opens up communication channels.
Colour: The colour copper is a distinct reddish brown.
Chakra: Copper is associated with the Root Chakra and secondary to the Sacral Chakra. It works with all the Chakras to draw in higher energies and open communication channels.

 

 

 

International Crystals – References and resources:

 

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

 

 

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