A Writers Guide to Zoisite



Zoisite is a calcium aluminium hydroxy sorosilicate mineral. It forms in prismatic, orthorhombic crystals or in massive form. Zoisite may be blue to violet, green, brown, pink, yellow, gray, or colorless. It may be transparent, translucent, or opaque.

The blue-purple variety, discovered in 1967, is known as tanzanite.

Zoisite is named after Slovene scientist Baron Sigmund Zois von Edelstein, a Carniolan nobleman, natural scientist, and patron of the arts. When it was brought to him, he realized it was an unknown mineral.

Magical and Mystical Properties include

  • aiding in focus
  • strengthening the heart
  • strengthening the adrenal glands
  • aiding in detoxifying the body

Discharging & Recharging

To discharge zoisite, run it under warm water once a month. To recharge, place it in sunlight. (In stone therapy, when using stones to heal, their energy is used up, requiring the stones to be recharged.)

This is a reference for fiction writers and should not be taken as medical or spiritual advice.

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  1. Very pretty. I would love to see a pink or blue one.

    Well done Holly, you have done an amazing job. You must be proud 🙂

  2. Holly, I have enjoyed your A-Z posts even though I haven't commented on any of them. I've found each one intriguing and learned a lot. You did an amazing job.

    Thoughts in Progress

  3. Hi Holly .. great A – Z of minerals and their special qualities .. I love that colour .. vino verde coloured ..

    A good reference list to come back to .. thanks .. cheers Hilary

  4. I couldn't imagine what you'd come up with for Z. Very nice. You did an amaZing job in the challenge.

  5. loved your gems a-z! you ROCK!
    hee hee =)
    happy z day!

  6. Pretty! These gem posts have been very informative. It was a great idea for the A to Z Challenge!

  7. Great series! Thanks for all this valuable and interesting information!

  8. Ooh, pretty. I'm so glad you posted on gemstones. They're going to have a place in my next project 🙂

    PS … I may need to yell for help.

  9. Holy cret, that's quite a mineral. Love its magical properties. Love the color. Beautiful.

  10. It's exquisite. Would love to be able to feel it. I am so into rocks and gemstones. Holly, thanks so much for your visit and comment today. I have so enjoyed getting to know you thru this challenge.

  11. Yes, you sure did find a Z. Yay for us. Congratulations on finishing the A-Z Challenge.
    Langley Writes about Writing

  12. Another one I knew nothing about. It's been an interesting trip, Holly. Thanks!

  13. another new one for me! Zoisite… interesting. So is it also tansantie?

    regardless, congrats!!! You made it~ :o)

  14. You made my best of A-Z Challenge. Great job!
    Check my list out.

    InspiredbyLisa – Best of the A-Z Challenge

  15. Congrats on finishing the challenge. You choice of rocks, stones, crystals, etc. was a terrific choice Holly. We all learned SO much.

  16. Hi Holly! Great job on finishing the challenge. I love this one, it is beautiful!

  17. Great Z–it's a beautiful mineral!

    Your A-Z posts were so interesting to read. I loved learning about the different stones/minerals.

  18. Thanks everyone. I’m glad you’ve enjoyed them.

    Carol, any assistance you need I’m here!

    LTM, yep. It’s like the ruby and sapphire, same stones but the color gives it a special name.

    Hey Lisa, that is a great list. There are a few on there I missed so I’m checking them out today.

  19. Looks like the skull in the last Indiana Jones movie.

  20. Well done on the Z. I love the pic of the stone. Nice depth of colour.

  21. Holly–amazing A-Z! I love your blog! I'm saving it on my bookmarks for reference, thank you!

    Congratulations! I have an award for you!!

  22. Water and sunlight: bad for gremlins, good for zoisite. I should be able to remember that. And I really could use a rechargeable healing stone.

    Thanks again for sharing info about all these gems for us lazy writer types!

  23. So pretty! I hadn't heard of many of these gemstones. I know where to come when I need some info for my stories!! 🙂

  24. notesfromnadir, I accidentally deleted your comment. Sorry.

    “It's beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge about stones. I know I've learned a lot.”

  25. Congratulations on getting through the Challenge!

    Don't forget to pick up your Winner's Badge at my site.
    Tossing It Out

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