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

Find out the benefits of a Crystal Healing Session HERE

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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Sapphire


Sapphire – 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.
Sapphire is an aluminium oxide and is a variety of the mineral, Corundum. The crystals are mined from alluvial deposits and are found naturally by searching through sediments and rock formations as sometimes they may be difficult to mine from their primary source.

 

Though typically of a startling blue hue, the colour of the Sapphire may vary due to the impurity traces that can form within the mineral. Iron, titanium, chromium, copper and magnesium can turn a saphire blue, yellow, purple, orange and green respectively.

 

Large Sapphire deposits are mainly found in Thailand, Eastern Australia, North America, Madagascar, Eastern Africa and Sri Lanka.

 

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. Sapphire 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 Sapphire is said to be derived from a variety of ancient word sources. Some say it comes from Sanskrit where it is reffered to as Shanipriya. Shani means Saturn and Priya means dear. Hence the meaning ‘dear to Saturn’.

 

Others say the word derives from the Hebrew Sappir, the Greek, Sappheiros or the Latin, Sapphirus.

 

It is known to be one of the twelve precious stones featured in the High Priest of Israel’s breastplate whilst serving in the Holy Temple.

 

The ancient Persians were convinced that the world lay against a giant crystal of Sapphire hence the reflective blue in the colour of the sky. The Royalty of ancient Rome and Greece wore the Sapphire as a protection from evil and jealousy whilst the religious elders of the Middle Ages wore the Sapphire as a symbol of heaven.

 

In recent jtimes, the Sapphire has consistently been popular with Royalty. In England, both Princess Anne and Diana received engagement rings of Sapphire and cite it as a representation of wise and pure leadership.

 

 

 
Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Sapphire crystals have a conchoidal, splintery fracture with a vitreous luster. They are the third hardest mineral, after diamond and moissanite, and measures a resounding 9.0 on the Mohs scale rating of hardness.

 

Some Sapphires (typically known as Star Sapphires) can project a star like reflection when viewed from overhead light which is known as asterism and can be caused by rutile trace inclusions of titanium dioxide.

 

The colour types of Sapphires are determined by the trace impurities formed within, usually signified by the geographical location of the deposits.

 

Sapphires are widely used in jewellery from the past to the present day and are also used in a variety of infrared optical components.

 

 
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 Saphire mainly determined by colour, these include and are not limited to;

 

  • Padparadscha
  • Star Sapphire
  • Yellow Sapphire
  • Green Sapphire
  • Pink Sapphire

 

 

 
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 Sapphire crystals.

 

Mental: Sapphire is a stone of wisdom that fortifies the ability to focus the thoughts on collective life goals.
 
Emotional: Sapphire brings an inner focus and calm that remains strong. It is a spiritual stone that brings the power of wisdom and astuteness.
 
Physical: Sapphire crystals reduce blood pressure and the onslaught of fever. It is also used to strengthen the nerves and provides relief from pain.
 

 

Crystal Chart – Sapphire

 

Crystal: Sapphire
Mineralogy: Aluminium Oxide | Corundum
Geometric form: Trigonal
Formation: Primary | Tertiary
Family: Corundum
Birthstone: Sapphire is the Birthstone of September and is primarily associated with the astrological sign of Virgo.
Appearance: Conchoidal, splintery fracture with a vitreous luster. The Saphire is the third hardest stone with a Mohs scale rating of 9.0.
Aura: Sapphire is used as a channel facilitator, channelling energies from the higher realms. It is used to boost spiritual and psychic energy and power.
Colour: Mainly a deep blue, vibrant hue, Sapphires can also be found in many other colours determined by the trace impurity within.
Chakra: Sapphires are primarily associated with the Throat Chakra and is also associated with the Third Eye and Crown Chakras. It is widely used for Chakra healing.

 

 

 

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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Sodalite


Sodalite – 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.
Sodalite is a latice silicate that contains sodium.It forms as a primary source in a deep, royal blue colour and is found in veins that fill plutonic, igneous rocks like nepheline syenites and other pegmatite formations.

 

Occasionally the mineral can be found near volcanic rock and 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. Sodalite crystals belong to the 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.
Sodalite was first described by the term in 1811 as its was sourced in the Llimaussaq complex, Narsaq, West Greenland. When large deposits were sourced in Ontario, Canada in the 1890’s, the stone began to become a popular gem stone.

 

The mineral is also sourced in parts of Canada and the US with smaller deposits being found in Russia, Romania, Burma and South America, amongst others.

 

 

 
Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Sodalite has a relatively low density and is on the softer side of the Mohs scale rating of hardness showing a 5.5-6. The stone has a brittle tenacity with a conchoidal to uneven fracture and a vitreous to greasy luster.

 

 
Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
Sodalite is a member of the sodalite group, these include and are not limited to;

 

  • Lazurite
  • Tugtupite
  • Nosean
  • Hauyne

 

 

 
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 Sodalite crystals.

 

Mental: Sodalite is a stone that searches out the truth. It enhances idealism and the conciousness in this endevour.
 
Emotional: Sodalite helps to fortify the courage to stand by your convictions and seek out the truth. It is a stone that alleviates and dissolves feelings of guilt.
 
Physical: Sodalite relives blood pressure and aids weight loss. It alleviates fever and helps with voice loss and hoarseness.
 

 

Crystal Chart – Sodalite

 

Crystal: Sodalite
Mineralogy: Latice silicate containing Sodium
Geometric form: Cubic
Formation: Primary
Family: Silicates
Birthstone: Sodalite is associated with the astrological sign of Sagittarius.
Appearance: Conchoidal to uneven fracture. Brittle tenacity with vitreous to greasy luster. Measures 5.5-6 on the Mohs scale rating.
Aura: Sodalite crystals are a shield to negative auric energy.
Colour: Deep rich blue and sometimes tinged with a deep violet hue.
Chakra: Sodalite is primarily associated with the Throat Chakra where it provides clearing and balancing assistance.

 

 

 

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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Kyanite


Disthene | Kyanite – International Crystals Encyclopedia https://www.gemzworld.com/ 
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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Labradorite


Labradorite – 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.
Labradorite is a Feldspar variety of mineral and is classed within the plagioclase series as intermediate to calcic. The mineral forms in mafic igneous rocks and can also be found as a detrital component of sediments and in metamorphic amphibolites.Labradorite is the most common variety of Feldspar that is found in gabbro and basalt where it appears as gray to white, lath shaped to blocky 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. Labradorite 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.
Labradorite is named for the location it was discovered in; Labrador in Canada. It was discovered in 1770 by Moravian missionaries and was valued for its ability to flash mystical, coloured light when viewed at an angle.This magical ‘fire rock’ was used in powdered form to cure ailments by the natives of Labrador who comprised of the inland American inuit and the coastal Eskimo inuit of the time.

 

Significant deposits of laboradite are found in Canada, US, Mexico, Madagascar and Finland, among many other places.

 

 

Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Labradorite has an uneven to conchoidal fracture and is translucent to transparent. It has an albite twinning and appears with a vitreous luster that is pearly on the cleavage. The crystal measures a 6-6.5 on the Mohs Scale.The main characteristic of labradorite is that it displays an iridescent optical effect when tilted or viewed at angles. These magical, fiery reflections are known as labradorescence.

 

Labradorite is used extensively in jewelery and ceramic glaze. It is also used in glass making and crushed as stone for road construction.

 

 

 

Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
Labradorite is a variety of Feldspar. Some Labradorite gems with high degree of labradorescence are termed as Spectrolite.
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 Labradorite crystals.

 

Mental: Labradorite helps with the realisation of what is illusory and what is reality. The stone aids in the retrieval of forgotton memories.
Emotional: Labradorite delivers a depth of emotion and strengthens mediumistic ability. The stone aids with clarity of intuition.
Physical: Labradorite relieves gout and rheumatism and also alleviates the sensitivity to blood pressure and colds.

 

Crystal Chart – Labradorite

 

Crystal: Labradorite
Mineralogy: Coloured , Glittering Feldspar
Geometric form: Triclinic
Formation: Primary
Family: Feldspar Silicates
Birthstone: Labradorite is associated with the Astrological signs of Scorpio, Sagittarius and Leo.
Appearance: Labradorite has an uneven to conchoidal fracture and is translucent to transparent. It has an albite twinning and appears with a vitreous luster that is pearly on the cleavage. The crystal measures a 6-6.5 on the Mohs Scale.
Aura: Labradorite helps to seal the aura from energy leaks whilst balancing, protecting and strengthening against negative energies.
Colour: Green and Black with a featured characteristic that is highly iridescent.
Chakra: A mystical stone, Labradorite is strongly associated with the Third Eye Chakra as it strengthens psychic ability and sharpens intuition.

 

 

 

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


Lapis Lazuli – 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.
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


Larimar – 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.
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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Disthen (kyanite)


Disthene | Kyanite – International Crystals Encyclopedia https://www.gemzworld.com/

 

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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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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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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Chalcedony


Chalcedony – 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.
Chalcedony is composed of very fine intercations of the quartz and moganite minerals which makes Chacedony a cryptocrystalline form of Silica. Quartz and Moganite both come from the Silica mineral however they have varients in structure, quartz being trigonal and moganite being monoclinic.

 

Chalcedony forms in masses and can also be found in the Geode formation.

 

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. Chalcedony crystals, as a result of the intertwining of Quartz and Moganite, belong to both the Trigonal and Monoclinic systems.

 

 
Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
There are many accounts of how Chalcedony was given the name. Some say it derived from the town of Chalcedon in Asia Minor and others associate it with the Greek word Khalkedon which is found in the Book of Revelation.

It is a hapax legmemon which means that the word appears only once and is not found anywhere else so it is unclear whether the stone is actually the same stone we know today.

 

The actual name, Chalcedony, derives from the Latin chalcedonius and it is found in Pliny the Elder’s Naturalis Historia where it is referred to as a term for a translucid form of Jaspis. Jaspis is an opaque, impure type of silica.

 

The Mediterranean region used Chalcedony as early as the Bronze Age and it was widely used along the Central Asian trading routes. It was popular  as hot wax would not stick to it so it was often used to make impressions for seals.

 

In the 19th Century the area of Idar Oberstein in Germany became the largest global chalcedony processing centre, receiving agates from as far as Latin America.

 

 

 

 
Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Chalcedony can be found as a translucent or semi-transparent stone with a somewhat waxy or vitreous lustre.

 

It is a hard stone, with a Mohs scale rating of 6-7 yet it is more soluble than Quartz due to its fine grain structure (cryptocrystalline) and its high surface area to volume ratio.

 

Chalcedony can be found in a number of semi-precious stones and is widely available.

 
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 Chalcedony as it appears in some form in most semi-precious gemstones. The main types include and are not limited to;

 

  • Agate
  • Aventurine
  • Carnelian
  • Crysoprase
  • Heliotrope
  • Moss Agate
  • Mtorolite
  • Onyx

 

 

 
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 Chalcedony crystals.

 

Mental: Chalcedony crystals have a calming influence and aids in the inward radiation of that calmness. It also helps to relax attention.
 
Emotional: Chalcedony is a great aid to the acceptance of change and new situations. The crystal gives strength in overcoming resistance.
 
Physical: Chalcedony is a great strength in the healing of diabetes. It also alleviates the sensitivity sometimes felt as the weather changes. For new mothers, Chalcedony can help to stimulate milk production.
 

 

Crystal Chart – Chalcedony

 

Crystal: Chalcedony
Mineralogy: Fibrous Quartz – Silcon dioxide, SiO2
Geometric form: Trigonal & Monoclinic
Formation: Primary | Secondary
Family: Silicate
Birthstone: Chalcedony is associated with the Astrological signs of Cancer and Sagittarius.
Appearance: Translucent and semi-transparent with a waxy or vitreous lustre.
Aura: Chalcedony Crystals soak up all negativity and releases positive harmony to provide balance across the mind and spirit. It stimulates the channels of communication and telepathy with the spirit world.
Colour: Colours range from blue, pink red and white.
Chakra: Chalcedony is an aid to a variety of Chakras dependant on the colour of the crystal.

 

 

 

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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Chrysocolla


Chrysocolla – 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.
 

Chrysocolla is a crystal of secondary formation which is formed in the zones of oxidation of bodies of copper ore when the copper is dissolved out of rock by surface water containing silicic acid.

 

The structure of chrysocolla has been queried as some studies have indicated that the material within Chrysocolla contains chalcedony and copper hydroxide spertiniite yet it is widely specified as a hydrated copper cyclosilicate mineral.

 

Chrysocolla is mainly found as rounded or botryoidal crusts, masses and vein fillings.

 

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. Chrysocolla crystals belong to the Monoclinic system. PDF says Monoclinic yet wiki says Orthorhombic …confirm

 

 
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 Chrysocolla is derived from two Greek words; Chrys, meaning gold and kolla, meaning glue; first used in 315 BC by Theophrastus.

 

The descriptive term is thought to be due to the Ancient Greeks using the mineral to fuse and solder gold together.

 

Other stories tell that Chrysocolla was used by Native Americans as a strength to body resistance and for its healing and calming powers.

 

Deposits of Chrysocolla are mainly found in Israel, Chile, Russia, Peru, Mexico, Nevada, Zaire and the DR of the Congo.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Chrysocolla stones are brittle to sectile and are very soft with a Mohs scale rating of 2.5 -3.5. They are dull to vitreous and opaque to transluscent and are found with an uneven, irregular , sub-conchoidal fracture.

 

As Chrysocolla stones are so soft they are not often used for jewellery, instead they are a fascinating collectors stone due to their attractive colour and appearance.

 

 
Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
Associated minerals to Chrysocolla include and are not limited to;

 

  • Limonite
  • Malachite
  • Azurite
  • Quartz
  • Cuprite

 

 

 
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 Chrysocolla crystals.

 

Mental: Chrysocolla is a calming stone that helps to balance and keep cool in mentally trying situations and challenges.
 
Emotional: The stone is a fantastic aid to alleviate feelings of anger and stress. It also helps with feelings of blame and guilt; allowing you to understand and be aware of the emotional process.
 
Physical: Chrysocolla alleviates menstrual pain, cramps and fevers. The stone also strengthens the liver and soothes burns, scars and sore throats.
 

 

Crystal Chart – Chrysocolla

 

Crystal: Chrysocolla
Mineralogy: Hydrous Copper Ring Silicate
Geometric form: Monoclinic
Formation: Secondary
Family: Silicate
Birthstone: Chrysocolla is associated with the Astrological signs of Taurus, Virgo and Gemini.
Appearance: Brittle to sectile, vitreous to dull with a sub-conchoidal, uneven fracture.
Aura: Chrysocolla works as an energizer for the aura. It helps to restore balance when your levels are low. The stone dispels negative energies and promotes development and growth.
Colour: Colours range from white to beautiful hues of green, blue and teal.
Chakra: Chrysocolla crystals are aligned to the Heart Chakra to balance and strengthen truth and the Throat Chakra for wise 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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