Crystals Explained - I/J

Iolite

See Cordierite.


Iceland Spar

Iceland Spar is a form of Calcite, specifically Optical calcite,which was originally named after it was first discovered in Iceland. This crystal exhibits a trigonal structure and has a hardness of 3 on the Mohs hardness scale.

Optical Calcite forms in what seems to be tilted cubes which naturally refract light within them. When a crystal is held up in front of white light it is possible to see numerous rainbows within the structure of the crystals. This is formed by the natural pates that run longitudinally and laterally within the crystal structure.

This crystal is particularly happy to work with, it offers spontaneity and refreshing perspectives and solutions to old problems and situations. This is a great

crystal to work with when changing habits or studying new areas. It brings about a focus of new opinions and ideas. Inspiring and insightful


Jasper

Jasper is a form of quartz, which has inclusions of iron. Jasper exhibits a trigonal structure and has a hardness of 7.

Jasper forms as dense and opaque masses that are coloured red, yellow and brown. It is a gentle stone to work with. Jasper is a very nurturing and caring stone, providing comfort and stability for the user. It is almost like a hug. In addition the various coloured jaspers there is a multicoloured jasper called Mookite. All of these types of jasper work in the same gentle and supportive manner.


Jade

Jade is a crystal which exhibits a monoclinic structure and has a hardness of 6 on the Mohs hardness scale.

Jade can come in a variety of colours including lavender, yellow, brown and most commonly various shades of green. Jade is highly prized in China where it is seen as a great healing stone. Jade brings stability and balance. This beautiful stone increases our attraction to nature and allows us to slow down and in so doing helps us to enjoy life more fully. Jade teaches us not to be in a rush and how to fully appreciate the beauty around us and inside of us.

Jade offers us the opportunity to begin to fully appreciate the joys of life and harmoniously living in the present. Attraction to Beauty.


Jeremejivite

Jeremejivite forms in small crystals that exhibit a hexagonal nature and have a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale of Hardness. Jeremejivite is quite a rare crystal to aquire, which has a big energy. This stone forms in clear, yellow and blue crystals. It has a zippy energy which can easily recharge your batteries. Working with this stone is great for developing psychic skills. As we learn to be stiller, we can also learn how to use the energies of crystals like jeremejivite to unlock doors within our perception and discover more of who we really are and the nature of our existence.

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