Idocrase

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Mineralogy of Idocrase

Idocrase

Gem-Quality Vesuvianite (Idocrase), Aosta Valley, Italy

Mineral Family: Sorosilicates

Chemical Composition: Ca10(Mg, Fe)2Al4 (SiO2O7)2(OH,F)4
Cleavage: Poor
Color: Green, yellow
Crystal System: Tetragonal or monoclinic
Form/Habit: Prismatic
Fracture: Subconchoidal to uneven, brittle
Gravity: 3.4
Hardness: 6.5
Luminescence: Orangey-yellow (long wave) / Yellow (short wave)
Luster: Vitreous to resinous
Streak: White to pale greenish-brown
Transparency: Translucent to Opaque

Location: Gemstone-quality Idocrase is found in Canada, Italy, Russia and the United States (California, Maine, New Jersey and New York.)idocrase-mine-locations

Mineral Family: Idocrase is a synonym for a mineral properly known as Vesuvianite, but it is often used to denote the translucent gem-variety. Idocrase/Vesuvianite is a Silicate mineral. 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. Idocrase/Vesuvianite belongs to the sorosilcate family, in which two tetrahedral groups share a single oxygen molecule. Epidote is the most abundant of all sorosilcates. It is closely related to Danburite, Dragonstone, Epidote and Zoisite

Formation: Idocrase is formed by the contract metamorphism of limestone, and is typically found in Marble. It can also be found in igneous rocks such as Granite, Nepheline, and Syenite.

Mining: Idocrase is mined in its primary deposit, usually in association with CalciteGrossular Garnets, and Diopside.

Enhancements: All Idocrase are fully natural and have been enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing. Because of their color, they are sometimes used as substitutes for Emerald and Jade.

Synonyms: Vesuvianite, Californite, California Jade, American Jade, Vesuvianite Jade, Xanthite, Wiluite

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Photos: Gemstone

History of Idocrase

Idocrase is a synonym for the mineral Vesuvianite. Both names are used interchangeably by the metaphysical community.

For more information, please see Vesuvianite.

Healing Properties of Idocrase

Spiritual: Idocrase brings balance and harmony to our mind, heart, and body, allowing our spirit to be blissfully free and able to manifest our true desires. It aligns our thoughts, words, actions, and even our conscious and subconscious beliefs with whatever most supports our Highest Good. Idocrase supports deep transformational work, and is an excellent tool for both Lightworkers supporting transition as well as their clients making the actual changes. Idocrase increases clairsentience and empathy, helping us to be more compassionate and wise in all our dealings. It is attuned to ALL the Chakras, but especially the Heart Chakra and linked to astrological signs of Sagittarius, Capricorn. It is connected to the element of  Earth and vibrates to the Numbers 2 and 3.

Emotional: Idocrase helps us feel safe and grounded enough to feel all the emotions that course through us, without becoming overwhelmed by them. In particular, it helps us to pay better attention to the link between our physical body and our emotional body. Reminding us that taking care of our body, through healthy eating habits, exercise, sleep, etc…is good for our mental and emotional health. Likewise, when we have good emotional habits, by having healthy boundaries, regular social interaction, access to nature, etc…our physical bodies reap the benefits. Idocrase is a stone of courage, inviting us to change ourselves and to shake up our world. It dares us to become the best version of ourselves.

Mental: Idocrase heightens our analytical skills for self-exploration and understanding others. It helps us to stop and question negative thoughts and patterns and to focus instead on problem-solving and creating lasting joy and peace. In particular, Idocrase can help us to explore our basic response mechanisms to negative situations; “fight, flight, freeze, or fawn,” and learn why we respond the way we do to situations and whether or not we need to change our responses. Anyone who needs to make a major life decision, whether about a relationship, career, or habit will strongly benefit from working with Idocrase. It is a highly creative stone as well, making it an excellent talisman for inventors and artists.

Physical: Idocrase is said to strengthen the physical body, either to heal it after sickness or injury, as well as to bring it into peak condition during training. Metaphysical healers most often use it to treat the legs and feet, as well as to restore or strengthen our sense of smell. It is also believed to help reduce varicose veins and promote young and healthy skin, as well as whiter teeth.

Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.

***Idocrase has the same qualities as Vesuvianite, the only difference is whether the crystal is translucent or opaque. 

Earth to Pocket

Earth to Pocket is the Moonrise Crystal business mission. It’s the promise that any stones purchased here will be consciously sourced and the journey of the stone, from the Earth and into your Pocket, will be as transparent as possible.

This stone was mined and tumbled in the United States.

It would be my pleasure to hand-select a beautiful Idocrase for you.

Your Stone

This price is for one stone. You can buy a single Idocrase or several, depending on your individual needs. Each Idocrase 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 a gorgeous translucent green. 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 subtle shimmer and clean energies, these Idocrase are perfect for crystal healing. Add them to a medicine bag, place them on an altar, fashion them into jewelry, or simply carry them in your pocket.

Safe Handling of Idocrase

Reviews

  1. Aidree A. (California)

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

  2. Jennifer S. (Colorado)

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

  3. Kimberly K. (Pennsylvania)

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

  4. Ammy B. (Iowa)

    As described. Thank you. Fast shipping.

  5. Anne W. (Wisconsin)

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

  6. Marion M. (Tennessee)

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

  7. Deanna Sava

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

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