The crystal of the week is Malachite! Malachite is unique in that about 60 per cent of it is made up of Copper. Large deposits are rare, and can be commonly found in Russia, Africa and Australia. The name Malachite derives from the Greek word “maloche” which is a plant with leaves similar in color. Malachite is commonly associated with growth and abundance. It is also known for aiding recovery and exhaustion while correcting emotional imbalance. Malachite is also known for helping to absorb environmental pollutants. Malachite is the perfect stone to help those who are transitional stages in their life and has great healing powers.
Tanzanites are beautiful, but we have to remember and remind ourselves that most pieces of jewelry we wear are dug by children, especially precious stones. Tanzanite is mostly mined by children in Africa, however you can buy certified gemstones and jewelry that comes with a certificate authenticating that it is certified fair trade.
The Crystal of the week is Tanzanite!!! This gorgeous stone was only discovered 45 years ago. The name Tanzanite is well suited for this stone can only be found in Tanzania, Africa near Mt. Kilimanjaro. It is one of the most expensive stones on the market, and has an extremely high re-sale value making it unfortunately a blood stone. With the Diamond industry plummeting, many children soldiers are now digging for Tanzanite. Resembling Sapphire, but having violet/purple hues makes it very desirable for jewelry making. Spiritually, this stone is said to help bring out the extraordinary in the ordinary and can help disguise the true nature of things. It is also used to help activate the throat chakra, release emotions, stimulate physic skills and promote spirituality. Tanzanite is a rare and beautiful stone with strong metaphysical properties, however this has made it become the new blood diamond in the gemstone marketplace.
The crystal of the week is Emerald! First mined in Egypt over 4,000 years ago and today is commonly found in Brazil, Colombia, Russia, Pakistan and South Africa. Emerald is considered a precious stone, one of only four with Ruby, Diamond and Sapphire. The reason they are categorized under precious stone is for their rarity and brilliance. Metaphysically Emeralds reveal the truth and encourage honesty. Speeds us cleansing and assuages hidden fears and anxieties. It os often used in meditation for it corresponds with the heart chakra to bring balance and calm. Next time you feel tense and need to relax place your favorite Emerald specimen or jewelry on your hear and let this rare and powerful stone heal your heart.
The Tourmaline of the day is Pink Tourmaline! pink Tourmaline is very similar to a stone I highlighted in the past, Kunzite. Both of these stones are connected to the heart chakra so they are both great for love connections! It is great for healing and listening because it connects people emotions. Therapists and healers are recommended to wear Pink Tourmaline for it helps patients open up their emotions and and let loose of negative energy. Those who suffer from panic attacks and anxiety are encouraged to wear pink tourmaline as well for its remarkable ways in healing. So the next time you are trying to swoon a new love or just loosen up your feelings grab slap on your favorite piece of Pink Tourmaline!
The Jasper of the day is Ocean Jasper! Ocean Jasper is very beautiful and very rare, being only found on the remote coast of Madagascar which can only be mined at low tide. Ocean Jasper is great for opening and activating both the throat and heart chakra, which is why it helps people to express their feelings of love through actions. It is also known for helping people to relax and bring cooperation to their lives.
The crystal of the week is Tourmaline! Tourmaline comes in multiple colors and forms and is found all over the world. You can find basically every color of the rainbow in a piece of Tourmaline however, it grows in quartz so it is very difficult to extract the crystal pieces from their matrix without breaking them. Every piece of Tourmaline has its own metaphysical properties so everyday this week I will be highlighting a specific type of Tourmaline. Today will be Blue Tourmaline or scientifically know as Indicolite. Blue Tourmaline is great for activating the throat chakra. Thus helping heal the lungs, neck and respiratory problems. Mentally is helps maximize perception, thought, intelligence and absorption of information. Next time you are cramming for a big test remember to wear a piece of Blue Tourmaline!
The crystal this week is magical and beautiful Rhodonite! Deriving from the Greek word for Rose: rhodon, it ranges from dark pink, to translucent with sometimes brown and black veins running through the color. It is magically known for helping us to manifest deep wants and ambition and also for improving communication skills and helping our voices get heard. It is also very helpful in easing times of transition, such as a move or a next step in life. A great stone to use during meditation for its calming and strong motivation properties.
Amazonite is the crystal of the week! Named after the Amazon River for its bluish and green coloring, it is actually not even found in the Amazon, mostly in Madagascar, Mexico, Russia and Canada. Popular in ancient Egypt jewelry and artwork, for it was very easy to handle and mold. Amazonite has traditionally been linked to fertility, protection and spirits of the dead. Many people use Amazonite to help conjure up spirits and distant and lost memories. It is also said to help upper respiratory problems, inspire creativity, support communication and release emotions.
The crystal of the week is the mysterious and magical Moldavite. Most commonly found in The Czech Republic, it is thought to be formed from a meterorite crahsing into sand. Many people associate it as being a space stone, and therefore it makes people feel “spacey”. Moldavite is translucent green stone with a rough texture. It helps connect people into their inner selves and true being. Very good for meditation and other forms of self awareness.
The crystal for this week is Turquoise! Turquoise is another stone that has holds many metaphysical properties that can help improve our lives. The Native Americans used it in many of their sacred and spiritual jewelry pieces they made. Turquoise forms when water combines with aluminum and copper, thus why it has a bluish color. It has always been known to be a protective stone. Back in the Renaissance, men were always wearing Turquoise to protect them from accidents and war. Many cultures place Turquoise between carnelian or coral in jewelry pieces to represent the sky and earth. It is said to help strengthen our organs, balance our bodies, enhance nutrition, while also helping to cool emotions, calm our thoughts and neutralize negativity. Turquoise is a great stone to wear when is feeling anxious, nervous or overwhelmed with things going on in their lives.
The Opal of the day is Fire Opal, which I think os one of the most beautiful looking Opals. Fire Opal’s are great for those who are going through a hard time, or need some recovery time. They are great for helping restore energy and bringing people back to life after an emotionally or physically rough time.
As you know the crystal of the week is opal, and with all the different types of Opals i’m also doing Opal of the day. Today’s Opal is Cherry Opal. You can assume why Cherry Opal was given its name, but it also comes in orange. Cherry Opals are known for helping to regenerate tissue and blood. Many people who get into accidents or have surgery wear Cherry Opal’s to help speed up recovery. It is also known for increasing energy levels and lifting up moods.