Stilbite

Gentle Balance

Be calm, organized, and focus on the task at hand.

Find inner peace, clarity,and a sense of direction.

Gradually expand past your old limitations and fears.

Create the life you desire and live your dreams.

Let Stilbite guide you into simplicity and joy!

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Healing Properties of Stilbite

Spiritual: Stilbite has a very soft, gentle energy which helps us calmly shift into balance and alignment. It calms our mind and heart, helping us to move more in accordance with our true spiritual nature. Stilbite encourages us to dream more, both while awake and during sleep, and to let go of any negative attachment to the word “impossible.” Stilbite reveals that all things are possible when we are connect to the Divine. It aids us in spiritual journeying, helping us to feel supported, protected, and guided as we grow and learn. Stilbite is attuned to the Heart, Third Eye, and Crown Chakras and linked to the astrological sign of Aries. It is connected to the element of Wind and vibrates to the number 33.

Emotional: Stilbite has a quiet and joyful energy that brings us self-confidence and peace of mind. It is extremely supportive and can calm anxiety and feelings of being overwhelmed. It helps us to slow down and think clearly, taking life one step at a time, rather than trying to hold the entire big picture all at once. Stilbite helps us to face our fears and to be honest with ourselves and others, when we are going through a difficult time.  Stilbite takes care of our heart, healing it and helping it to expand and blossom.  It also helps us to seek out good people, who can support us and help us grow.  It does this so gently and easily that it happens almost without our being aware of it, until one day, we look around at our life and just marvel at how good it is!

Mental: Stilbite is a wonderful stone for the mind, helping us to feel mentally balanced and clear-headed. It is especially good to work with when we feel overwhelmed by choices and need to make a decision. Stilbite banishes fear and lovingly reminds that we will make the best possible decision based on the currently available information. It counsels us that regardless of which path we choose, we are sure to learn something valuable along the way. When we don’t know what to do next or how to start a project, Stilbite can help us to simply pick a corner and start! Stilbite is an exceptionally good stone for new entrepreneurs who are just beginning to build their business. It increases creativity and helps us to stay grounded and focused.

Physical: Stilbite is said to help calm ADHD and ADD and to treat bipolar swings. Metaphysical healers most often use it to treat brain disorders and to gently heal the body when it needs especially soft care. It is also believed to help detoxify the body and increase our sense of taste!

Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.

Mineralogy of Stilbite

Stilbite India

Stilbite, Jalgaon District, Maharashtra, India

Mineral Family: Zeolites

Chemical Composition: Na,Ca0.5, K)9 (Al9Si27O72) 28 H20
Cleavage: None
Color: Colorless, white, pink (common) & green, blue, black (uncommon)
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Form/Habit: Tabular
Fracture: Subconchoidal, Brittle
Gravity: 2.3
Hardness: 5-5.5
Luminescence: Yellowish-white (long and short wave)
Luster: Vitreous to pearly 
Streak: White
Transparency: Transparent to Opaque

Location: Stilbite deposits have been found in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Faroe Islands, Germany, Iceland, India, Italy, Mexico, Russia, Scotland, and the United States (New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Washington).stilbite-mine-locations

Mineral Family: Stilbite 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. Stilbite belongs to the Zeolite group, in which the stones have an open crystal structure that contains cavities in which molecules of water can be trapped. Zeolites are not well known outside of geological circles. After Stilbite, the most famous Zeolite is probably Scolecite.   

Formation: Stilbite is a relatively common stone formed from a combination of water, sodium and calcium. The majority of Stilbites are calcium rich, while a few are sodium-dominate. They occur in igneous rocks and at hot spring deposits. 

Mining: Typically mined from primary deposits that still have their original relationship with the host rock. The Deccan Traps, a volcanic geological region in Western India, is the principle source of most Stilbite. 

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

Synonyms: Stilbite-CA, Desmine

Map courtesy of TravelBlog
Photos: Stilbite

History of Stilbite

Stilbite is a relatively “new” stone to the metaphysical world and so its properties are still being explored. It was first named in 1797 by the French mineralogist Jean Claude de la Métherie (1743-1817), the same year he returned to Paris, following the Reign of Terror, the period of the worst excesses of the French Revolution. He was responsible for naming numerous minerals over the course of his career. Stilbite’s name comes from the Greek stilbein, meaning “to shine,” a reference to its pearly luster.

In 1997, Stilbite was discovered to be two different minerals, rather than just a single one. These minerals are now known as Stilbite-CA and Stilbite-NA. To the naked eye, they seem identical but on the chemical level the difference is apparent. Stilbite-CA is the more common variety, and has a high calcium content. Stilbite-NA is more rare and has a higher sodium-content.

Stilbite-NA

Stilbite-NA, Punta Santa Vittoria, Sardinia, Italy

Stilbite-CA

Stilbite-CA, Savada, India

Photos: Stilbite-CAStilbite-NA

Ethically Sourced Stilbite

 

The Miners sell to a rough Gem Dealer/Exporter.

The Exporter sells to a Wholesale Lapidary.

The Lapidary sells directly to Moonrise Crystals.

Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.

 

 

 

 

 

The Supply Chain

The Supply Chain is relatively short.

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

 

 

The Mine

This Stilbite is a byproduct of an industrial Basalt mine in Mahrashtra, India.  

Learn More: Ethical Mining

 

 

The Lapidary

This Stilbite 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 the earliest days in my business.  They are a major tumbling company and have more varieties, in more sizes, than any other known source.  The 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 have to ask the owners personally.  They tend to get impatient with questions.  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 sub-Sahara Africa.

Safe Handling of Stilbite

Stilbite Tumbled Stone

Color: Pale orange, with a white shimmer.  This is a 100% natural stone, so minor variations are part of their unique beauty.

Size: 1 inch, or a little bit bigger

Weight: 1 oz

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

Reviews

  1. Randy G. (Missouri)

    Love my new stones that came today

  2. Megan E. (California)

    Really beautiful stone, have many from this seller.

  3. Heather L. (Florida)

    I love the Stilbite you picked out for me! Thanks again!

  4. Beth S. (Colorado)

    The peachy Stilbite has a lovely, gentle warmth, pearly in some places and shimmering like silvery wings or flames in others. Just looking at it makes pressures and stresses recede. What an inviting stone to dream on!

  5. Jennifer S. (Colorado)

    Gorgeous peach stone with a lot of flash! Has a wonderful textured look but is smooth to the touch! I like be it! Thank you!

  6. Kathy E. (South Australia)

    Great Item. Fast postage. All good.

  7. Jennifer S. (Colorado)

    The stilbite is so pretty! I love the flash and beautiful bright peach coloration! Inland be how it has such a deep textured appearance yet is smooth to the touch.

  8. Choo Yan J. (Hong Kong)

    Excellent customer service. Fast delivery! I love the stones. Definitely will purchase again!

  9. Susan S. (Georgia)

    LOVELY stones! pretty “flashes” to look at and peaceful to hold. Thank you!

  10. Susan S. (Kansas)

    The Stilbites arrived yesterday..oh so pretty peachy silvery flashy..lol.Trying to go with vibes/intuition,I gravitated to the rounder one..and gave my husband the more “triangle” one..He looked at me and said “oh thank you for the stone”. He really liked it and took to it immediately..holding it..rubbing it with fingers. When he went to bed,he found a tiny medicine pouch I had made for him years ago,put the stilbite inside,and hung it on the corner of headboard. I mean he really made the effort to have it close by(he said he didnt want to put it in/under pillow for fear of loosing it). I think we(you & I) both did very well with choosing/picking these stones! Our “anahatas” are happy. Namaste.

  11. Jessie C. (North Carolina)

    Just wanted to checkin after a few weeks with stilbite. It’s wonderful. I fall asleep much faster now and find it working very quickly when holding it over my crown and face. Wow! I was showing it to my mom the other day and I noticed I started yawning and became groggy even though it was the middle of the day. Thank you again!

  12. Sarah W. (Massachusetts)

    I just received a stone my girlfriend got me from your shop as an early birthday present, and I absolutely love it! Its Stilbite, and the moment I opened it, I could feel how soft and gentle it is, and I haven’t put it down since. I appreciate the personal sense I got of the package itself. Also, I can’t wait to try the tea you sent with it! So thank you for running such an awesome shop – I’ll be keeping an eye on it and hopefully ordering some things myself in the future!

  13. Jessie C. (North Carolina)

    Beautiful stone. Fast shipping. Thank you!

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