Danburite is a calcium borosilicate and the best metaphysical crystals come from Mexico. Danburite is not a well-known mineral, but is growing daily in popularity. With crystals similar to topaz, its diamond shaped cross-section and wedge-like termination is a contrast to quartz’s hexagonal prisms and pyramidal terminations.
Seraphinite is the New Age name for Clinochlore, a hydrous magnesium iron aluminium silicate with a hardness of about 4. Its crystal system is monoclinic. Seraphinite is found in the Lake Baikal region of Siberia. The origins of the name are from the Greek klino (oblique) and chloros (green).
Celestite is also called Celestine, it is a soft sky-blue, strontium sulphate mineral with a hardness of 3 to 3.5. It is translucent to transparent and most of the sky-blue celestite on the market comes from Madagascar, it tends to occur in clusters and geodes. Tumbled Celestite is sometimes available.
Crystals are objects of beauty, fascination and mystery. Crystals have been used for thousands of years for decoration, personal adornment, healing, personal wealth, amulets to ward off harm, talismans, magical guardians of protection and to interpret messages from the spirit world.
, In addition, they may also be used for complementary crystal therapy work - if a crystal is not to hand.
18 Jun 2014 Andrea Elliott