Activate the Kundalini Spirit in the lower Chakras. Gain wisdom from ancestors and other ancient spirits. Acknowledge your own "rough spots" and be more gracious. Be strong and stay loyal to whatever is most important. Let Buddstone inspire you to dance between heaven and earth!
Buddstone offers us the wisdom of our ancestors and gives us the strength and fortitude to use this wisdom in the modern world. It encourages us to look more closely at our own beliefs with discernment and compassion.
This lapidary drum tumbles stones in Cape Town, South Africa. It is a family business, founded by a father and passed on to his sons. Factory workers have safe conditions and are paid fairly. The lapidary sells primarily at two gemshows, one in the United States and the other in France.
I have been doing business with this source since 2014. They are the oldest tumbling company in the world and have more varieties, in more sizes, than any other known source. The company started in California in the 1950s and was eventually bought by a British immigrant who had young sons. Eventually the company moved to South Africa in order to be closer to the source of their best-selling stone and to have the legal rights to export it. The company is now run by the sons and their childhood best friend.
The current owners personally visit many small and large mines. To connect with artisanal miners in sub-Sahara Africa, they work with local Gem Dealers who travel far into the bush to buy from part-time miners. The majority of these Gem Dealers are women. Some, but not all, of their stones are labeled with country-of-origin. For those that aren’t, I ask the owners directly. As I’ve learned more about mining practices in individual countries, I have become increasingly selective about what I will purchase from them. However, they remain my preferred source for most of the stones I sell from sub-Sahara Africa.
Published February 2015 • Updated February 2024 • Read Time: 5 minutes Buddstone is a soft metamorphic rock found only in South Africa. It is often found growing with Verdite, another green metamorphic rock. Both stones get their coloring from Fuchsite, and sometimes the stones are confused by sellers who use the names interchangeably. They are also sometimes confused with Green Jade because all three have a similar buttery texture when polished. But, Buddstone is a wonderful crystal to get to know in its own right. It offers us the wisdom of our ancestors, stretching all the way back to our ancient grandfathers and grandmothers who lived as hunters and gathers at the dawn of time. It is a phenomenal crystal ally for healing ancestral trauma in ourselves and our community. […]