Petalite

$20.50

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Accept and love yourself better than before.

Relax and allow your mind to gently quiet.

Connect with Angels and other spirit guides.

Heal your heart and feel safe and comforted.

Let Petalite bring balance to your mind, body & spirit

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Healing Properties of Petalite

Spiritual: Petalite has an incredibly helpful spiritual vibration.  It swiftly connects us with the angelic realms and inspires us to be our Highest Self.  It reveals our Dharma (path of spiritual destiny) to our conscious mind and helps us to walk that path with joy and peace in our heart.  Petalite also shows us how to release negative karma and to cultivate positive karma for this life and the next.  Used during meditation, Petalite helps us to let go of our thoughts and find the elusive “no mind”.  It helps us to settle us into a restful mental place, where our ego is released and we are able to access universal consciousness.  Petalite can also be used to activate the kundalini, balance our yin/yang energies and to purposefully open up each chakra and meredian.   Petalite helps us to keep the peace, clarity and well-being from our meditation practice, and bring those energies into our everyday life.  Petalite is also a powerful shaman stone, which can be used to open the inner eye and enhance all forms of psychic powers.  During vision quests and astral travel, Petalite protects us and aids us in safely returning after attained new knowledge.  Petalite aids us in connecting with spirit guides, particular animal totems.  It is also a good manifestation tool, showing us how to bring our loftiest visions into practical reality.  When used in a grid, Petalite protects property and guards against accidents.  It is attuned to the Heart, Throat, Third Eye and Crown Chakras and linked to the astrological sign of Leo.  It is connected to the Element of Wind vibrates to the number 7.

Emotional: Petalite encourages self-love and self-acceptance.  It teaches us how to cultivate deep inner tranquility, which isn’t ruffled by other people or the various minor trials of everyday life.  But Petalite is also a very grounded stone that offers steady comfort during times of real emotional trauma and stress.  Petalite is especially recommended for anyone who is working on healing abuse/victim patterns.  This can be on a purely personal level, or on a larger scale of family and/or ancestral trauma.    Petalite helps us to face the truth of the past and the source of the dysfunction without flinching and to see the pathway forward back to peace.  It doesn’t diminish the past, but it does encourage us to actively work for a better future.  It helps us to forgive and make peace in a way that feels authentic and is healthy.  Petalite is helpful for anyone who has been bullied or manipulated and is not sure how to properly stand up for themselves.  It helps us to find our footing and to do whatever is necessary for healthy self-care.

Mental: Petalite has a very unique energy, in that it energizes the body/spirit, while calming the mind/heart.  On a practical and very useful level, Petalite can help us to release habitual stress and worries.  It shows us that sometimes we are simply doing things or feeling a certain way, not because it is “real” in the present moment, but rather because it is a habit we’ve fall into.  Petalite helps us to step out of ourselves, and “witness” our actions, thoughts and feelings.  With that kind of detached awareness, it is then easier to decide which of our habits are worth keeping and which ones need to be altered.  It shows us how to change our life for the better, in big and small ways.  Petalite teaches us how to cultivate a feeling of being centered and focused, rather than easily distracted or mentally-scattered.

Physical: Petalite is recommended for anyone with an over-active mind who is feeling exhausted or who has a history of anxiety attacks.  Petalite helps us to find healthier ways of channeling nervous energy, rather than continuing to do the same things over and over again.  Petalite also encourages us to deal with potential problems appropriately and swiftly so they don’t transform into a crisis later on.  Petalite is a great talisman for anyone with ADHD.  It is also a very sweet talisman for anyone facing a major illness such as AIDS or Cancer.  Petalite helps us to stay focused on what we can control and to keep our mind and emotions from running amuck.  Petalite is also recommended for yogis and anyone who is trying to become more flexible.

Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.

Mineralogy of Petalite

Pink Petalite, Karibib, Namibia

Mineral Family: Phyllosilicates

Chemical Composition: Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Cleavage
: Distinct, basal
Color: Varies, white, tan, yellow, green, pink
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Form/Habit: Tabular, botryoidal masses
Fracture: Uneven, brittle
Gravity: 2.9
Hardness: 6-6.5
Luminescence: Yellowish-white (long wave) 
Luster: Vitreous, may appear pearly on the cleavage
Streak: White
Transparency: Transparent to opaque

Location: Industrially-significant deposits have been found in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Namibia, and Zimbabwe.  Other notable deposits are in Afghanistan, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Italy, Myanmar, Pakistan, Russia (Buryatia Repubic), Sweden, United Kingdom (Scotland), and the United States (Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, New Mexico, North Carolina and Wyoming). The only known source for Pink Petalite is from Namibia.

Mineral Family: Petalite is a Silicate mineral.  Silicate minerals are 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. Petalite belongs to the Phyllosilicate group, which also includes Apophyllite, Chrysocolla, FuchsiteLepidoliteMuscovitePrehnite, and Serpentine.

Formation: Petalite rarely forms as individual crystals.  Instead it is most often found in aggregates, a mass of minerals loosely compacted together.  Petalite typically forms in granite pegmatites.

Associated Minerals: Kunzite, Lepidolite, Microcline (Amazonite), Quartz, Spessartine Garnet, StilbiteTopaz, Tourmaline

Mining:  Petalite is an important source of lithium and so is mined industrially.  Lithium batteries are used in phones, cameras, pacemakers, military equipment and in the aerospace industry.  Petalite is also used ceramic cooking wares.

Enhancements: All Petalite may be considered fully natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, or polishing.

Synonyms: Lithium Ore, Castorite

Map courtesy of TravelBlog
Photos: Rough Petalite

History of Petalite

Petalite from Utö Mines, Sweden (Type Locality)

Petalite is a relatively “new” healing crystal for the metaphysical community.   It was first documented in 1800, and so was not included in any of the ancient or medieval lapidaries, texts that describe healing stones and their powers.  Petalite is included in many modern lapidaries, where it is sometimes called a “stone of the angels”.

Petalite was first described scientifically in 1800 by José Bonifácio de Andrada e Silva (1763-1838), a Brazilian naturalist and one of the fathers of Brazilian Independence.  During the first half of his life, he spent many years living in Europe, studying chemistry and mineralogy.  While in Sweden, he identified eight new minerals, including Andradite Garnet (named in his honor), Spudumene (the gem variety is Kunzite)  and Petalite.  The name Petalite comes from the Greek word, petalon meaning “leaf”, a reference to the stone’s perfect cleavage which allows it to be pealed off in thin, leaflike layers.  In 1817, Johann Arfvedson, a Swedish druggest was given the task of analyzing Petalite ore.  He found an unknown natural element inside the mineral.  This new element was named Lithium, from the Greek word lithos, meaning “stone”.

During WWII, Petalite and other Lithium-bearing ores began to be mined on an industrial scale in order to produce lithium-grease for military aircrafts.  During the Cold War, Lithum production increased further to assist with the production of nuclear weapons.  Lithium was also found to be useful for treating serious mental conditions, most notably bi-polar disorder.  Today, most Lithium is used to make Lithuim batteries for phones and electric cars.  It has become increasingly expensive to mine Lithium ores, either underground or in open pit mines, and so most Lithium is now extracted from brine pools underneath salt flats.

Lithium Brine Recovery Factory

Photos: Photos: PetaliteLithium Brine Recovery Factory

Ethically Sourced Pink Petalite

 

The Miners sell to a rough Gem Dealer/Exporter.

The Exporter sells to a Lapidary.

The Lapidary sells directly to Moonrise Crystals.

Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.

 

 

 

 

 

The Supply Chain

The Supply Chain is clean and relatively short.

The Mine and the Lapidary are located in different countries, with one middleman involved. 

 

 

The Mine

This Pink Petalite comes from a small mine in the Karibib Constituency, Namibia

It would be relatively safe conditions for miners.

Learn More: Ethical Mining

 

 

The Lapidary

This Pink Petalite 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 Petalite

Pink Petalite

What You’ll Receive: A 100% natural Pink Petalite

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: Namibia

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

Details:

  • Color: Bright pink, may also have a slight silver shimmer
  • Polish: Shiny and smooth
  • Quality: AAA
  • Shape: Irregular tumbled shapes
  • Size: Average size is 1 in / 25 mm
  • Transparency: Opaque
  • Weight: Average size is .5 oz / 14 g / 75 carats

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

Reviews

  1. GENEVIÈVE D. (Canada)

    Very pleased with this pink petalite! I wear it to bed enough at night with my macrame stone holder necklace and I find it so comforting. It is pink with tiny sparkes and has a beige spot. It looks magical.

  2. Eleidys M. (Florida)

    I just received the petalite today. I loved it! So beautiful and with a calming, serene energy. Arrived super quick also!
    Thanks a lot for everything!

  3. Jocelyn T (Washington)

    Beautiful colorful and perfect size. Has made a change in the way I sleep and I feel more restful. Julie, herself is very kind. Excellent customer service, glad I bought this will be buying more crystals from here

  4. Hannah B. (Indiana)

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

  5. Angela C. (Tennessee)

    Really smooth, nice tumble on these

  6. Debra E. (New Mexico)

    The petalite is beautiful. I look forward to getting more. Great purchase.

  7. Simeon S. (Nebraska)

    Beautiful crystals. Fast and secure shipping. Great seller. Great communication. Thank you for everything including the lovely gift of delicious tea. ❤️❤️

  8. Vicki H. (Texas)

    I just wanted to let you know I received my crystals and they are absolutely beautiful!!! They are some of the strongest crystals I have ever owned. It was wonderful feel their charged energy right out of the box.

  9. Judy W. (Washington)

    Thank you for the beautiful selection of crystals and information

  10. Rebecca S. (Massachusetts)

    LOVE!!!!!! Thank you so much!!!!!

  11. Kristin D. (Michigan)

    Very beautiful petalite in a gorgeous light pink. Nice clear stone. I love how light reflects from it. This cost a little more than other places but you get what you pay for. Its just beautiful and I’m very happy. Great transaction.

  12. Delia M. (Texas)

    Super quick shipment, and incredibly kind seller. Thank you!

  13. Shirley B. (California)

    The crystals which you sent arrived and they are all amazing! Thank you for your gift! I deeply appreciate all of the love and care that you send along with your crystals….they are truly radiant with light.

  14. Keri S. (Minnesota)

    Thank you so much for the beautiful Petalite stone!! I love it

  15. Amanda F. (Alabama)

    Great seller! Beautiful stone. Excellent experience.

  16. Dawn R. (New York)

    Perfect!

  17. Jennifer S. (Colorado)

    The petalite is a beautiful, delicate pink color. Until I saw yours, I didn’t know that it came in pink. I had only seen the clear/white version. I love how you can find the more unusual types.

  18. Jennifer S. (Colorado)

    Beautiful candy pink stone! Excellent customer service and super fast shipping. Thank you!

  19. Hanna H. (California)

    Lovely shape and perfect powerful and gentle soft pink. Many blessings, Hanna

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