Category: Really Useful Crystals

  • Purple Sugilite

  • Libyan Gold Tektite

  • Lapis Lazulli

  • Aquamarine

  • Blue Chalcanthite

    Blue Chalcanthite is a triclinic crystal. It has a hardness of 2.5 on the Moh scale. The name Chalcanthite derives from the Greek for a copper flower. It is easy to grow in a laboratory, which means many of the specimens available to purchase are probably not natural in origin. In fact, it is very […]

  • Yellow Sapphire

    Yellow Sapphire is a hexagonal crystal. It has a hardness of 9 on the Moh scale. Yellow Sapphire is another crystal which we don’t often see in Europe / North America because it is usually sold on to Asian countries. Why? Because businessmen in these countries place a high value on Yellow Sapphire, they associate […]

  • Pink Morganite

    The last type of Beryl which Jane Ann Dow wrote about in her book Crystal Journey: Travel Guide for the New Shaman was… Morganite… which is the very pale pink form of Beryl… Some Morganites look pink… other Morganites are so pale you’re not too sure with the naked eye… I mean, to be honest, […]

  • Moldavite

    Moldavite is not a standard crystal… because it does not have one of the recognized 7 crystal structures… Which means that it is part of the family called AMORPHOUS… which have no formal / fixed crystal structure. But the thing I have found about the amorphous stones… like Moldavite… is that they are all about… […]

  • Green Heulandite

    Heulandite is a monoclinic crystal, with the common colours green, white or peach. It has a hardness of 3 to 4 on the Moh scale. Most Heulandite comes from India, and it is commonly found with Stibnite. In The Book of Stones, Robert Simmons writes that Green Heulandite helps to strengthen your Heart’s connection to […]

  • Red Tourmaline

    Dark Red Tourmaline is a hexagonal crystal, with a hardness of 7 on the Moh scale. It is from Madagascar. Although the colour is red overall, black is also mixed in, so you also have a dark red which is very grounding, and it is expressed in a yellow / hexagonal way. Energising but grounding… […]