History of Buddstone

Buddstone was “discovered” relatively recently by the metaphysical community and so it was not included in any early lapidaries, texts that describe gemstones and their powers. Buddstone is found exclusively in South Africa, alongside deposits for Verdite. Both of these soft green metamorphic rocks can be easily carved and so were used to make ornaments and amulets by indigenous tribes. Whether these carvings were purely ornamental, or had a deeper spiritual meaning is unknown.