Ruby Zoisite

Zoisite with Ruby is a stone that supports growth and development on both mental and physical planes. This particular combination of minerals advocates a blissful engagement with one's walk through life. Stimulating both the Root and the Heart Chakras, Ruby Zoisite encourages one to live with exuberance, while cherishing and...

Zoisite

Zoisite is a member of the epidote mineral group (along with tanzanite and thulite) and was first called “saualpite,” after its type locality. It was first described in 1805 by Abraham Gottlob Werner. It is found in pegmatitic and metamorphic rock, and either in massive or crystal form. It may...

Wavellite

Wavellite is a quite attractive and rare phosphate mineral that usually occurs in translucent green spherical or radial clusters. It can also come in yellow, yellow-green, white, colorless and brown varieties. It exhibits an orthorhombic crystal system, a vitreous to resinous or pearly luster, a Mohs scale hardness of 3.5-4,...

Watermelon Tourmaline

“Watermelon tourmaline” is a popular, rare and unique type of tourmaline that displays green, pink, and white colors naturally all within the same crystal, bringing to mind the watermelon fruit. It occurs in Brazil, South Africa, Madagascar, Mozambique and Sri Lanka. It is a variety of quartz that belongs to...

Violet Flame Opal

Violet Flame Opal is the metaphysical name given to a variety of purple and white Opal found in Mexico. It is a stone of tranquility and spiritual connection. It streams a serene energy to the Crown, flowering spiritual awareness and reinforcing the transcendental lesson of immediacy. Violet Flame Opal encourages...

Tibetan Black Quartz

Tibetan Black Quartz is a powerful stone of spiritual protection. Sleeping with Tibetan Black quartz protects one from lower astral energies and disturbing dreams. It can energetically purify and cleanse one's living space. In addition, Tibetan Black Quartz can activate, balance and clear blockages in all Chakras and Meridians. They...

Sunstone

Sunstone, Oregon's official gemstone and a member of the feldspar group, gives off a breathtaking spangled appearance when it is viewed from particular directions. This famous optical effect (called “shiller”) is due to reflection off of minute scale inclusions of red copper, giving it an appearance akin to aventurine and,...

Sugalite

Sugilite is also sometimes referred to as “lavulite.” It is a cyclosilicate mineral and is quite rare. The rarely found prismatic crystals are generally pink to purple (often a stunning violet) in coloration and normally occur in massive form. Sugilite was first described by Japanese petrologist Ken-ichi Sugi in 1944...

Strontianite

Strontianite belongs to the aragonite group and is a raw material that is very important in the process of strontium extraction. It is one of just a few strontium minerals and a rare carbonate mineral. It does not exist free in nature. Strontianite was named after its locality in Scotland...

Stilbite

Stilbite belongs to the zeolite family of minerals. As of 1997, the name “stilbite” actually refers to a series of two tectosilicate minerals, as opposed to a single mineral species. The two species making up this series include “stilbite-Ca” and “stilbite-Na.” The calcium variety is far more abundant. In the...