Utah Variscite Pendant
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A beautiful specimen of Utah Variscite, with lovely colour variations and matrix.
Hand cut and polished by me. Nice solid, high dome stone in a freeforn teardrop.
Set in recycled sterling silver. Eco friendly.
Handstamped southwestern setting. Comes with sterling silver chain.
This piece has been entirely hand fabricated in my silversmithing studio in Tyalgum, northern NSW.
Variscite is a hydrated aluminium phosphate mineral. It is a relatively rare phosphate mineral. It is sometimes confused with turquoise; however, variscite is usually greener in color. The green color results from the presence of small amounts of Chromium.
Keywords: Inner peace, simplicity, clarity, emotional healing, compassion
Zodiac Signs: Gemini, Scorpio, Taurus
Variscite Crystal Healing Properties:
Variscite is a powerful heart activation stone, helping to release judgement and allowing disparate people and views to be united. It is used to enhance higher brain functions such as learning, logic and reasoning and to help in finding self acceptance. It can help us to remember past lives and is a good meditation stone because it helps to calm and centre the mind. Variscite also helps to release negative thinking and bad habits, bringing clarity to one’s thinking and tranquillity to one’s feelings to enable simple solutions to long standing problems to be found.
Variscite History and Uses:
Variscite is a relatively rare mineral which is often confused with Chrysoprase or Turquoise because of its colour ranging from pale to dark green depending on the chromium content. It was first described in1837 and after Variscia, the historical name of the Vogtland, in Germany where it was found. It is also known as Utahlite, Barrandite, Bolivarite and Lucinite. Traditionally it has been used to relieve stress and ease the mind of worries and fear.
Variscite Geological Description:
Variscite is a hydrated aluminium phosphate mineral with a hardness of 3.5 to 5. It is formed by direct deposition from phosphate-bearing water that has reacted with aluminium-rich rocks and occurs as fine-grained masses in nodules, cavity fillings, and crusts. Variscite can be found in Utah and Navada, in the USA, in Germany, Queensland inAustralia, Poland, Spain and Brazil.
Affirmation: I am filled with calm and well being, my heart is filled with love and my life is in harmonious balance.