Great Power

Raise your vibration and find your own wings.

Manifest prosperity, happiness, and strength.

Gain wisdom, clarity, and know your true worth.

Be courageous and dare to overcome the odds.

Let Dragonstone ignite your natural magic!

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Healing Properties of Dragonstone

Spiritual: Dragonstone is a powerful stone of truth that illuminates our true self, in all its beauty and glory. It ignites in us a passion for personal improvement, urging us to honestly assess our strengths and weaknesses and then to make realistic plans that will result in positive change. Dragonstone is a wonderful manifestation tool, especially when used to create both financial abundance and personal happiness. It raises our spiritual vibration and self-confidence making us the masters of our own fate. Dragonstone is attuned to ALL the Chakras and linked to the astrological sign of Gemini. It is connected to the elements of Earth, Water and Fire and vibrates to the number 2.

Emotional: Dragonstone has a very kind energy when we are suffering from grief and sadness. It reminds us that life is beautiful and that we have important roles to play in it. Dragonstone helps us to feel more positive and optimistic about the future. It reduces the power of our “inner critic” and magnifies positive perceptions. Dragonstone helps us to shake off any sense of “self-pity” and to re-engage with the world. It urges us to step into our personal power and to be courageous and bold.

Mental: Dragonstone offers gifts of patience and strength so we can achieve our goals. It reminds us that “failure” and “mistakes” are simply learning opportunities, rather than a statement about our own value or abilities. Dragonstone encourages us to be both patient and wise, in all aspects of our lives, but particularly in financial matters. Dragonstone helps us to save more and make better investments. Dragonstone also makes a wonderful talisman for scientists, especially those on the cutting-edge of their fields, reminding us that science and magic are one and the same, and what now seems unbelievable will one day be commonplace.

Physical: Dragonstone is believed to strengthen the immune system and liver, as well as to support general physical regeneration. It is also said to help treat disorders in the nervous system, brain, and thyroid as well as conditions exacerbated by dehydration. Dragonstone is used by metaphysical healers as a beauty aid to smooth the skin and add shine to hair and nails.

Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.

Mineralogy of Dragonstone

Rough Dragonstone
Rough Dragonstone

Rock Type: Sorosilicate Rock
Major Minerals: Epidote and Piemontite

Color: Green and red
Gravity: 3.4
Hardness: 6-7
Luminescence: None
Texture: Porphyritic
Transparency: Opaque

Location: Dragonstone is a type of Epidot and is found exclusively in South Africa.dragonstone-mine-locations

Rock Type: Dragonstone is not a mineral, but rather a rock. An easy way to understand the difference is that rocks are like cookies and minerals are ingredients like flour or sugar. Many different minerals are used to create a rock! In the case of Dragonstone, it combines two closely related minerals, green Epidote and Red Piemontite, both of which are Silicate minerals. Silicate minerals form the largest family of minerals, including more than 25% of all known minerals and 40% of all common minerals. In addition to being a major part of the Earth’s crust, Silicate minerals have also been found on the moon and in meteorites. Silicates are minerals which contain the elements Silicon (a light gray shiny metal) and Oxygen (a colorless gas). Together, these two elements form a tetrahedron – a shape similar to a pyramid – with a Silicon atom in the center and Oxygen atoms at each of the four corners. These tetrahedra connect with other chemical structures, in six different ways, to form various minerals and rocks. There are six main groups of Silicate minerals, and these main groups are further subdivided into secondary subdivisions, such as Quartz and Feldspar. Epidote and Piemontite both belong to the sorosilcate family, in which two tetrahedral groups share a single oxygen molecule. Epidote is the most abundant of all sorosilcates.

Formation: Epidote and Piemontite, the two minerals that combine to create Dragonstone, are both typically formed in metamorphic rocks such as marble. On occasion, they can be formed during hydrothermal alteration which transforms sedimentary and metamorphic rocks into igneous rocks. This more rare formation is most likely responsible for creating Dragonstone, since it is usually found near active hot springs.  

Mining: Dragonstones is mined as a secondary stone in Copper mines.

Enhancements: All Dragonstones are fully natural and have been enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.

Map courtesy of TravelBlog
Photos: Rough Dragonstone

History of Dragonstone

Dragonstone is a new stone for the metaphysical community, as are the two minerals which compose it, green Epidote and red Piemontite. As a result, none of them were included in early lapidaries, texts which describe stones and their powers. Dragonstone is found only in the Limpopo province of South Africa. It was first discovered near the mouth of the Tshipise Hotsprings, which is below a dragon-shaped hill, hence the name.

The ‘dragon-shaped’ Tshipise Koppie, towering over the natural hot springs.

South African Dragonstone looks remarkably similar to Australian Dragonblood Jasper, which is a green Fuchsite with Muscovite inclusions. Despite the name and color similarities, these two stones are completely different both in mineralogy and energy.  The name “Dragonstone” is also sometimes used for brown and yellow Septarian Nodules.

Photo: Tshipise

Ethically Sourced Dragonstone


The Miners sell directly to the Lapidary.

The Lapidary sells directly to Moonrise Crystals.

Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.







The Supply Chain

The Supply Chain is clean and short.

The Mine and the Lapidary are located in the same country.



The Mine

This Dragonstone most likely comes from Messina Mine, an industrial Copper mine in South Africa. 

The mine would have been relatively low risk for miners.

Learn More: Ethical Mining



The Lapidary

This Dragonstone was polished in Cape Town, South Africa.

The Lapidary is a family-owned business, founded by father and passed on to his sons.

Factory workers have safe conditions and are paid fairly.

The Lapidary is also the direct-importer & sells primarily at large gem shows.

Learn More: Ethical Lapidary


Sourcing Relationship

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 visit many small and industrial-size mines personally.  For artisanal-mined deposits in sub-Sahara Africa, the owners work with Gem Dealers who deal directly with the 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.

Safe Handling of Dragonstone


What You’ll Receive: A 100% natural Dragonstone

Selection Process: The stone I select for you will be carefully chosen for its beauty and appeal.  If combined with other stones, I always take time to choose stones that look and feel good together.

Origin: South Africa

Polishing Method: Drum polished. Each stone is unique and minor variations are what makes them beautiful.


  • Color: Green and red
  • Polish: Shiny and smooth
  • Quality: AA
  • Shape: Irregular tumbled shapes
  • Size: Average size varies
    • Small is .75 in / 19 mm
    • Large is 1.25 in / 32 mm
  • Transparency: Opaque
  • Weight: Average weight varies
    • Small is 0.3 oz / 8.5 g / 42 carats
    • Large is 0.6 / 17 g / 85 carats

Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days.  International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.


  1. Tammy W. (Maryland)

    absolutely beautiful stones ❤

  2. Ashley M (Pennsylvania)

    I absolutely love them thank you very much I really appreciate it!!!!!!!

  3. deannasava

    In my review, I forgot to say that the 2 Dragonstones Julie chose for me perfectly complemented each other. They both had a nice blend of Green Epidote and Red Piemonite, but one had a little more visible green and the other had a little more visible red — they look so good together.

  4. deannasava

    Julie selected two beautiful Dragonstones for me, and what a great energy they have. I love Julie’s ethically sourced stones and how she explains her sourcing relationship. That’s important to me. I have bought several stones from Julie over the years, and I’ve been equally happy with all of them. Love this shop. Thanks, too, for the pen (that I use for journaling), and the delicious tea 🙂

  5. Lisa S. (Washington)

    I received my stones on Wednesday and I have been feeling and studying them since. I wanted to say thank you, each piece is absolutely beautiful and I look forward to meditating and growing with them.

  6. Gina R. (New Hampshire)

    I added this to my 2020 Survival Crystal Fort because some days, I need to embrace my inner dragon. Beautiful stone, gorgeous coloring, securely packaged, shipped fast, and as always, Julie had me at “ethically sourced”. Thank you!

  7. Michael H. (Arizona)

    There’s so much going on with this piece. I love it, so happy with this purchase.

  8. Karla R. (Oklahoma)

    The crystals arrived today and they’re lovely. Thank you!

  9. Jennifer S. (Colorado)

    The dragonstone is really neat! It’s a very bold crystal. I love the markings too – it’s pretty obvious how it got its name. Thank you!

  10. Jason S. (Kentucky)

    Crystals have arrived and they are beautiful. Thank you so very much for the order!

  11. Jennifer S. (Colorado)

    The dragonstone is really neat! It’s a very bold crystal. I love the markings too – it’s pretty obvious how it got its name.

  12. Carrie X. (Washington)

    Every time and Every stone arrives in a very timely fashion and Beautifully and Carefully packaged. I Definitely recommend this seller!
    Thank you very much

  13. Vicki H. (Texas)

    I received my crystals and they are absolutely perfect!!!! I love them so much! I was just in awe with their energy of when I opened them all up. Even my dog went straight to zen mode.

  14. Christopher J. (Maryland)

    Love it!

  15. Jennifer P. (Texas)

    Really gorgeous stone with fantastic energy! Delivery could not be beat! Moonrise Crystals is my go-to crystal source, the quality and service that I receive from Moonrise is truly one of a kind!

  16. Regina V. (Florida)

    unique stone. I love this seller.

  17. Ammy B. (Iowa)

    Very nice, as described. Thank you!

  18. Angie H. (Idaho)

    Thank you for more information on crystals and for the extra surprise. Nice touch.

  19. Lisa F. (Texas)

    Wonderful transaction. Already contemplating my next purchase. Thanks!

  20. Max Valentino

    The stones from Julie are always beautiful and have a truly magical feeling. The Dragonstones were no exception. I am delighted with them. I ordered one for myself and one for a young boy that will benefit from the power of the stone.

    Orders are always processed quickly and wrapped well so no damage happens whilst they journey to their new home.

    Julie’s adds personal touches to the service she offers and makes you feel as special as the crystal you buy.

    Big thank you and Sunshine hugs.

  21. Tamara P. (North Carolina)

    Beautiful stones, quick delivery thanks

  22. Khairi J. (Singapore)

    MoonRise Crystals is truly a gem. Julie, is helpful, knowledgeable and understanding. I will definitely return for more crystals in future. Feels blessed to make a new friend.

    Overall I am extremely satisfied with this transaction. Julie’s intuitive selection of crystals is definitely something to look forward to. Perfect matching and pairing of crystals just for you. Awesomeness!!!

  23. Kerensa D. (Pennsylvania)

    Beautiful crystals. Great seller. A+++ Thankyou!

  24. Kerensa D. (Pennsylvania)

    Got here fast! Great energy.! Great seller. A+++ Thankyou!

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