Vesuvianite, also known as idocrase, is a silicate mineral. Though it’s typically green, it may also be yellow, brown, blue, or purple.
Vesuvianite gets its name from the location it was originally discovered — on Mount Vesuvius.
History and Lore
- Ancient Greeks and Romans considered vesuvianite a protective stone, which is ironic since Mt. Vesuvius wiped out a few major cities.
Magical and Mystical Properties include
- restoring the sense of smell
- aiding in the absorbtion of nutrients from food
- relieving chronic illness caused by pollution
- driving away fear and melancholy
Discharging & Recharging
To recharge vesuvianite, run under warm water once a month. To recharge, place it among clear quartz crystals for a few hours. (In stone therapy, when using stones to heal, their energy is used up, requiring the stones to be recharged.)
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