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.