Rare Arfvedsonite Crystals
Often confused with Astrophyllite, this is a dark stone with flashes of blue iridescence. At Satin Crystals, we came to be known to this unusual gemstone when we bought some worry stones at a Gem Fair that were labeled Astrophyllite.
Familiar with Astrophyllite, we did some research and found that the stone we were sold was actually Arfvedsonite. We have since sold out on the small lot of Arfvedsonite we did carry, but we do have some suggestions on stones you want to consider in it's place until we find another batch of this rare crystal.
What is Arfvedsonite?
Arfvedsonite is a rare mineral crystallizing in dark green to silvery blue fibrous crystals. It was named for the Swedish chemist Johan Arfwedson when he discovered it in 1823.
The stone has been found in Canada, Greenland and Russia.
It is a 5-6 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness.
Metaphysical Properties of Arfvedsonite
In crystal healing, Arfvedsonite helps you see the light within yourself. It sparks your appreciation for your true nature and allows you to be comfortable in your own body.
Use Arfvedsonite crystals at your Third Eye Chakra for spiritual growth. Instead of running wild with a thousand ideas, the energies of Arfvedsonite aids in organizing your mind into manageable goals.
Use Arfvedsonite at your Throat Chakra to strengthen your communicative energies. While organizing your thoughts, the stone allows you to effectively communicate your core message to the world.
Like most black stones, Arfvedsonite is used to remove negative energies. Particularly, the stone is excellent at removing your negative feelings that you feel towards yourself. Use it to crush your own negative thoughts so that you can move on to fresher ideas.
Crystals Similar to Arfvedsonite
Because Arfvedsonite is not an easy crystal to get a hold of, we have some suggestions for similar stones in appearance and healing energies:
Hawk's Eye - If you are looking for a similar aesthetic appeal to Arfvedsonite, try Hawk's Eye. This is a natural blue version of Tiger's Eye. You will find the same type of iridescent blue flashes in a dark background.
Hypersthene - If you are into black stones with mysterious sheen, try Hypersthene. This dark crystal shines with a silver glow. Delve into the world of magic and mystery with this rare, metaphysical stone.
Sodalite - If you are looking for the energies of mental balance and logical thinking, try Sodalite. This Third Eye Chakra stone aids in making your ideas into a reality.
Lapis Lazuli - Like Arfvedsonite, Lapis Lazuli is popularly used at both the Third Eye Chakra and the Throat Chakra. Find a deep peace within yourself for easy mental balance and communication with Lapis Lazuli.
Rainbow Obsidian - If you are looking to protect yourself from negative energies, try Rainbow Obsidian. This protective black stone shows rainbow sheen, reminiscent of Arfvedsonite's magical flashes.
Your Own Arfvedsonite
This is a rare stone, so items will be in and out of stock time to time. Please check back often:
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