Sterling Silver Blue Sillimanite necklace
Hand made in India Sterling Silver Rare Blue Sillimanite necklace, You can see this powerful stone on the market everywhere with trade name "Indian Sapphire (dyed in blue color), Indian Ruby (dyed in red color), Indian Emerald (dyed in green color)" because it looks very similar with Corundum! Most people are familiar with corundum; however, very few people know it by its mineral name - instead they know it by the names "ruby" and "sapphire." A gemstone-quality specimen of corundum with a deep red color is known as a "Ruby." A gemstone-quality corundum with a blue color is called a "Sapphire."
But this is different stone:)
Sillimanite Metaphysical Properties
Stone of JOY. Sillimanite is a great stone for someone who is trying to complete a task that seems overbearing and impossible to finish. We tend to get tired and lose excitement, when we work on something for too long. Wearing sillimanite allows the wearer to remember the felling of joy we get, when finishing a task that is important to us. Unification and harmonization of the chakras, focus and self-discipline, bringing order from chaos. Sillimanite stimulates endorphin production, so it is a "feel good" crystal. It helps you see that even the most menial or seemingly unimportant tasks hold an importance in your life. Sillimanite raises your energy vibration so that you feel good, and it brings loving thought processes (self-love). It supports All chakras, the Spiritual Heart Chakra, Throat Chakra, and the intellectual body, allowing those three to work well together.
Sillimanite was named for the US geologist and professor, Benjamin Silliman (1779-1864) of Yale University. It is exceptionally rare, and a very beautiful stone. Sillimanite is found in two forms. One is clear and glassy, and the other is silky and fibrous. When it is found in its fibrous state, crystals occur in long slender prisms in parallel groups, resembling fibers, and this material is often called fibrolite.
Sillimanite is an extremely rare and lesser-known collector's gem. Sillimanite is actually a polymorph of both kyanite and adalusite, as all three gemstones share the exact same chemical composition (Al2SiO5), but each exhibit differing unique crystal structures. Sillimanite forms as orthorhombic, hexagonal crystals, whereas kyanite and andalusite crystals are both formed as triclinic crystals. Sillimanite is the rarest of these three closely related materials. Kyanite is known for its varying hardness and it also forms at much higher temperatures and pressure than sillimanite. Like andalusite, sillimanite may also exhibit pleochroism, but not nearly as pronounced as it is seen in andalusite. Sillimanite is a brittle stone, rating a 6-7 on the Moh's hardness scale (the same hardness like Quartz and Topaz)
Sillimanite is also the only alumino-silicate that is known to occur with cat's eye chatoyancy. Cat's eye chatoyancy is an extremely rare optical phenomenon known to occur in only a handful of gem-quality materials. It is a remarkable trait that is highly valued and sought-after by both gem collectors and jewelry designers. In cat's eye gems, the light reflects in such a way that when a gem is properly oriented and viewed under strong lighting, a light reflection reminiscent of the slit eye of cat appears to float or glide across the surface of the stone. The cat's eye reflection is owed to fibrous needle-like inclusions that are perfectly aligned in parallel patterns. Fibrous cat's eye sillimanite can exhibit obvious twisting of fibrous bunches, often without the need for magnification. This fibrous variety of sillimanite may be marketed as 'fibrolite', though it is not a trade name that is commonly used except by collectors.
Perfect for healing, energy work, unique and rare gift.