Source: Romania, Russia, Zambia, Middle East, Democratic Republic of the Congo,
Malachite is an important protective stone. It is a stone of transformation. Life is lived more intensely under its adventurous influence, which encourages risk taking and change. Its draws out deep feelings and breaks unwanted ties and outworn patterns and teaches how to take responsibility for one’s actions, thoughts, and feelings. This stone develops empathy with other people, showing how it would feel to be in their place. It alleviates shyness, and supports friendships. It also enhances intuition and insight. It strengthens the ability to absorb and process information, makes you more observant, and helps in understanding difficult concepts.
Purple dyed Quartz
Colour: Mostly clear. (In this piece the quartz has been specifically dyed to achieve this effect of purple colours. To achieve this naturally would take millions of years).
Quartz is the most powerful healing and energy amplifier on the planet because of its unique helical spiral crystalline form. Quartz aids concentration and unlocks memory. Kirlian cameras clearly show that when acupuncture needles are coated in quartz their effect is increased by ten percent as the quartz increases the bio magnetic field.
Source: Britain, Italy, Brazil, Sweden, Canada, Switzerland.
Colour: Silver, red or grey when unpolished; shiny when polished.
Hematite is particularly effective at grounding and protecting. It harmonizes mind, body and spirit. Used during out-of-body journeying, it protects the soul and grounds it back into the body. This stone has a strong yang element and balances the meridians, redressing yin imbalance. It dissolves negativity and prevents negative energies from entering the aura, restoring peace and harmony to the body. Hematite helps you to come to terms with mistakes and to accept them as learning experiences rather than disasters.