Idocrase

Idocrase

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per stone

True Wisdom

Easily access and live your Highest Self. Expand your creative and intuitive gifts. Be secure in yourself and live fearlessly. Cooperate with others for the greater good. Let Idocrase show you what is most important!

OriginKenya
PolishShiny & Smooth
QualityAA (quality chart)
ShapeIrregular Polished Shapes
TransparencyOpaque
Average SizeVaries (size chart)
Average WeightVaries
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Idocrase Healing Properties

Ethically Sourced Idocrase

Know where your crystals come from

This Idocrase was mined in Rift Valley Providence, Kenya. It is likely a byproduct of Granite or Marble mining, and has a low environmental impact.

Learn More About Ethical Mining

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.

Learn More About Ethical Lapidaries

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.

  • Fair Wages

  • Family Business

  • Safe Lapidary Conditions

  • Environmentally Friendly Mining

What is Ethical Sourcing?

Idocrase Healing, Mineralogy, and History

Published January 2021  •  Updated July 2022  •  Read Time: 6 minutes
Idocrase is a synonym for the mineral Vesuvianite.  While Vesuvianite is the more proper name scientifically, Idocrase is often used in the jewelry and metaphysical industry to refer to the gemmy translucent crystals.  The crystal can be formed in metamorphic or igneous rocks, but it is famous for its close ties to volcanos.  The gem was first seen on Mount Vesuvius, a volcano which towers above Naples, Italy.  This is one of the most active and dangerous volcanoes to humans and was responsible for burying the ancient Roman city of Pompaii.  Idocrase is a stone of harmony and balance.  It helps us to know what words and actions will serve the Highest Good. […]

Tumbled Idocrase

What You’ll Receive: 1 Stone - 100% natural Idocrase

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.

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

Color: Green with darker green inclusions.

Taking Care of Your Healing Crystals

  • Crystals Sturdy For Pocket

    This stone is sturdy enough to be carried daily.

  • Crystals Keep In Shade

    Keep it in the shade to protect its colour.

  • Crystals Safe In Elixir

    This stone is safe to use in direct-infusion elixirs.

Learn About Safe Handling

Shipping

All Orders are shipped Next Business Day

  • Domestic First-Class averages 3-7 days.
  • International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.

Environmentally-Friendly Materials

  • Shipping envelopes, paperwork & boxes are recyclable
  • Shipping peanuts & bubble-wrap are biodegradable
  • ‘Plastic’ bags are plant-based & compostable

14 reviews for Idocrase

  1. Iris D. (Canada) (verified owner)

    As usual, Julie’s stones are amazing. Thanks!

  2. Judy S. (California) (verified owner)

    I love the stone you picked out for me. I look forward to working with this healing stone, which went straight to my heart when I sat with it.

  3. Hannah B. (Indiana) (verified owner)

    Beautiful stone with great energy! Crystals shipped quickly and were carefully packaged. Thank you! :)

  4. Maia R. (California) (verified owner)

    Moonrise Crystal is a destination not simply a shop. You will find wonderful descriptions of ethically sourced minerals which is a first as far as I can tell. Julie assisted by choosing the perfect stone which came in record time. Enjoy!!

  5. Maia R. (California) (verified owner)

    And thanks for the Idocrase…what beautiful color variations and patterns. I appreciate it very much.

  6. Mary Lou S. (Texas) (verified owner)

    They just arrived in perfect conduction, they are beautiful.

  7. Kate P. (Washington) (verified owner)

    Omg! Better than imagined!! Came super cute wrapped with a bag, card for the stones meaning, bag of tea!!! Purple pen! My friend whom I bought it for was stoked beyond! Thank you & will always continue buying from ya sister

  8. Aidree A. (California) (verified owner)

    Just as described, perfect condition, & fast shipping. Recommended seller!

  9. Jennifer S. (Colorado) (verified owner)

    Beautiful and sparkly crystal! I love it! Excellent customer service as always! Thank you!

  10. Kimberly K. (Pennsylvania) (verified owner)

    It arrived quickly and in great condition. It has a beautiful feel and the tea that come with it was awesome.

  11. Ammy B. (Iowa) (verified owner)

    As described. Thank you. Fast shipping.

  12. Anne W. (Wisconsin) (verified owner)

    Green and great! Thank-you for picking a good specimen.

  13. Marion M. (Tennessee) (verified owner)

    Great seller! Very quick to ship! Return customer. A+++

  14. Deanna Sava (verified owner)

    Very nice stone. I’m always pleased with the stones Julie selects with me.

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