8mm Mixed Chakra Stone Strands - 16"
These Chakra strands are comprised of Amethyst, Lapis, Blue
Apatite, Green Aventurine, Citrine, Carnelian, Red Jasper
Amethyst is a beautiful purple stone, known as a “Gem of
Fire” by ancient cultures. It has been greatly sought after throughout history
and was at times valued as highly as Diamond. Today, this semi-precious variety
of quartz is found in many locations around the world. The presence of
Manganese within the stone produces the purple hue, and variation of the amount
of iron in the stone creates a color range from reddish purple to deep violet
to light lilac. The name derives from the Greek word for “not intoxicated” and
was once believed to prevent drunkenness and overindulgence.
Lapis, or Lapis Lazuli, is a deep blue metamorphic rock used
as a semi-precious stone that has been prized since antiquity for its intense
color. During the Renaissance, Lapis was ground and processed to make the
pigment ultramarine for use in frescoes and oil painting. It is not a mineral,
but a combination of minerals, including lazurite, calcite, sodalite and
pyrite. Note: Our 8-inch line of Lapis has had its color enhanced by dyeing.
Blue Apatite ranges in color from light teal-blue to bright
blue to dark blue-green. It can be easily confused with other minerals due to
its variety of colors and formations, and it’s name is derived from the Greek
“apate,” which means to deceive. Blue apatite is metaphysically considered to
be a Stone of Manifestation, promoting personal power and achievement of goals.
Green Aventurine is a green translucent quartz with
glimmering metallic inclusions. Green is the most common color for Aventurine,
but it can also occur as orange, brown, yellow, blue or gray. The color of
Green Aventurine comes from Fushite particles within the quartz. It is known as
the “Stone of Opportunity,” and thought to be the luckiest of all crystals.
Citrine is a transparent Quartz, ranging in color from pale
yellow to golden yellow, honey or brown, giving it a similar appearance to
Topaz. It may also contain rainbow-colored or sparkling inclusions. The name
comes from the French word for lemon, “citron.” It was a prized gem in Greece
as far back as 300 BCE.
Carnelian is a glassy, translucent stone that can appear
with such bright orange hues that the ancient Egyptians called it “the setting
sun.” Most deep red Carnelian has been heat treated to darken the beautiful
orange and red tints that are created by iron oxides in the stone. Ancient
warriors wore Carnelian for courage and power, and it has been used throughout
history for various purposes, including to ward off illness and the Plague.
Red Jasper is a stone that brings balance, stamina, courage, and
the inner strength of a warrior. It's lush, it's deep, and it's utterly
nurturing for the soul. Known as the supreme nurturer, it's no surprise that
this is one of those healing crystals you turn to in times of needing warm