Find courage and strength to do what needs to be done.
Be courteous and diplomatic without any prejudice.
Make decisive decisions and stay committed to them.
Actively resolve lingering issues and problems.
Let Bronzite inspire you to act with honor!
Mineralogy of Bronzite
Mineral Family: Single-chain Inosilicates
Chemical Composition: (Mg, Fe)2[Si2O6]
Cleavage: Good to perfect
Color: Brown-black and golden-brown.
Crystal System: Orthormobic
Luminescence: Blueish-white, weak (long wave)
Streak: grey/white or brown
Transparency: Transparent to opaque
Location: The most important deposit for Bronzite is in Mysore, India. Additional deposits are located in Brazil, Canada, Myanmar (Burma), Sri Lanka, and the United States (Arizona).
Mineral Family: Bronzite is the brown variety of Enstatite, a type of magnesium silicate. 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. Enstatite is a member of the Pyroxene group of minerals, which also includes Astrophyllite, Dipside, Jadite, and Rhodonite. The Pyroxene group is composed of important rock forming minerals and form the basis for much of the Earth’s upper crust. Enstatite can be colorless, yellow, green, brown, or black. The brown variety with a metallic luster is commonly called Bronzite.
Formation: Bronzite is formed when liquid magma from a volcanic explosion cools down and transforms into igneous rock. During this cooling down period, silica acid bubbles shift from being a gas/liquid into a solid compound. Trace amounts of magnesium and iron within the silicate determine which type and color of silicate mineral is formed. Bronzite is the brown variety of Enstatite. Enstatite typically grows as an opaque stone, but occasionally it develops small crystals.
Mining: Typically mined from the primary deposits which still have their original relationship with the host rock. Enstatite is a relatively common mineral, found in both igneous rocks and in meteorites and is considered an important rock building mineral. By itself, its only commercial use is as a gemstone.
Enhancements: All Bronzites on the market are natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.
History of Bronzite
Bronzite 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. Bronzite’s name, of course, comes from its distinctive metallic luster. While it makes a striking decorative stone when cut and polished, Bronzite is rarely used except for the occasional small object.
Bronzite belongs to the mineral family Pyroxene, whose name is Greek for “fire stranger.” This is because Pyroxenes sometimes form as crystals embedded in Obsidian (volcanic glass). It was originally thought that these crystals were impurities, or “strangers.” In fact, the Pyroxene crystals were actually formed before the lava erupted!
Healing Properties of Bronzite
Spiritual: Bronzite is a very grounding and thoughtful stone. It encourages us to bring logic to our spiritual practice, so that we know exactly why we believe or do something, rather than just relying on blind faith. With the addition of this logic, not our spiritual practices are deepened, but our ability to communicate about them is also increased. Bronzite is also a stone for service, teaching us the value of community, and the joy of both giving and receiving. Bronzite is attuned to the Root and Solar Plexus Chakras and linked to the astrological sign of Leo. It is connected to the elements of Earth and Fire and vibrates to the number 1.
Emotional: Bronzite helps us to step outside our emotions so we can properly analyze ourselves and our situation. This is particularly helpful during stressful or negative times. Once we understand and accept the reality of our current state, Bronzite encourages us to start taking proper action to improve the situation. Bronzite’s message is essentially one of love and balance, not as an impossible ideal but rather as something that should be actively worked towards.
Mental: Bronzite has a wonderful mellow energy which can help us deal with difficult people and situations. It has been called the “stone of courtesy” and encourages us to keep a level head and remain civil. Such civility is not meant to be passive or submissive! Rather it is about using our conscious mind to control our actions, as opposed to allowing ourselves to be controlled by our most basic “fight or flight” instincts. Bronzite teaches us to be discerning in our thoughts and words, decisive in our actions, and loving in our emotions.
Physical: Bronzite is said to be helpful for bringing the body pH balance into harmony. It is also believed to help the body better absorb iron and other nutritive minerals. Bronzite has been used by metaphysical healers to treat anemia as well as a variety of illness caused by vitamin deficiencies.
Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.
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These Bronzites were mined in Brazil and tumbled in South Africa.
I met the owner of the South African tumbling company at the 2014 Gem and Mineral show in Tucson, Arizona. This company only sells tumbled stones twice a year, once at the Tucson show and later at the Sainte Marie Aux Mines International Mineral and Gem Expo in Provence, France. They offer the largest selection of high quality tumbled stones in the industry, and are one of my favorite suppliers.
It would be my pleasure to hand-select a beautiful Bronzite for you.
This price is for one stone.
You can buy a single Bronzite or several, depending on your individual needs. Each Bronzite measures approximately 1 inch at its longest length and has a unique shape with soft edges. Tumbled stones are natural products and variations are part of their beauty.
The stone I choose for you will be smooth and free of chips, and be a beautiful dark brown with shimmering bronze streaks. If you buy multiple stones, I will choose stones that look and feel particularly good together. Stones will be cleansed and smudged with sage before being shipped to you.
With their shimmering colors and clean energies, these Bronzites are perfect for crystal healing. Add them to a medicine bag, place them on an altar, use them in a crystal elixir, fashion them into jewelry, or simply carry them in your pocket.
Safe Handling of Bronzite
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