The name of Cuprite has been derived from a Latin word, “Cuprum” because of the copper contents in it. This stone was first described in 1845. The Cuprite stone forms well-developed cubic structured crystals having bright internal reflection and fiery red garnet color. The red garnet color that Cuprite has is basically inside an almost black crystal. The metallic lustre of Cuprite makes it a more wonderful stone to work with.
This amazing crystal teaches its wearers the principles of humanity and kindness of helping others. It supports in exploring the past life of the one who wears it, and learn that what all experiences his/her soul has undergone. Cuprite is a stone that is astrologically used in helping the person to overcome difficulties and arguments with the father, spiritual guide, mentor, teacher or other authoritarian figures.
Cuprite is an amazing crystal that strengthens the will power of the person and makes him learn the responsibilities of life. This stone is a powerful gateway that gives vigour and vitality to the wearer so that he never becomes fearful of anything. This quality of Cuprite also helps the wearer when he/she is suffering from some fatal illness.
The major sources where Cuprite is found are USA, Germany, Mexico, Russia, UK, Australia, Bolivia, Japan, Namibia, Peru, and France.
The beneficial characteristics of Cuprite are:
The conventional myths and legends believe that the healing properties of this crystal are wonderful in treating a number of ailments. Cuprite has been proved curative in diseases, which relates to blood, heart, kidneys, skeletal systems, blood metabolism, tissues, ligaments, alcoholism, addictive habits, water retention, stamina, vigour, PMS, cramps, vertigo, dizziness, oxygenation of the blood, vitamin assimilation, etc.
The high copper contents in Cuprite make this stone wonderful for the brain. It releases the oxidative stress and helps in brain development. It reduces worries and anxieties of the person and supports him in the stages of emotional turmoil.
Cuprite deepens the meditation and helps in delivering the spiritual message of both the human being and the divine to each other. It teaches the wearer the sense of control and contentment.
Cuprite is allied with kundalini or the life-force energy in addition to healing of the solar plexus chakra, the base (root) chakra, and balancing the heart and base chakras.
Being a grounding stone, Cuprite is really amazing in curing the negativities of the root chakra. The base chakra connects the energy of the body with the energies of the earth, and hence the grounding attribute of Cuprite adds more positivity to this process. By balancing the base chakra, Cuprite maintains the energy level, stamina, enthusiasm, and vigour of the body.
The other chakra that is healed by Cuprite is the solar plexus chakra. The solar plexus chakra is the centre of knowledge, personal strength and learning. A strong solar plexus chakra helps the person in the development of the will power and the strength that is very useful in surviving in the world. When the Solar Plexus Chakra is in balance, it boosts a sense of worth, mutual respect, serenity and initiative. The person is always sociable, ecstatic and confident. The dare and the confidence that is inculcated by a healthy plexus chakra are related to the person, even timid, transpiring into a leader, adventurer, and a charismatic personality.
Some facts about Cuprite
The soft, heavy, and brittle Cuprite is a red oxide mineral (Cu2O) and is a significant ore of copper. It is a derivative mineral that is formed by the weathering of copper sulphide minerals. This stone is widespread as earthy masses, grains and crystals in the areas where copper oxidizes in lodges. Being the major ore of copper, Cuprite is found in many localities all around the world.
The name of Cuprite, as told before, has been derived from the word Cuprum because of the significance of copper in it. Cuprite has a very good refractive index, and it can be found in both shimmering, sub-metallic opaque crystals, and in dazzling transparent red crystals. The opaque form of Cuprite can also be seen with some vague red edges.
The color palate of Cuprite is not very rich, it can be found in shades, like scarlet, reddish-purple, brownish-red, crimson, burgundy, reddish-black, and dark gray. Cuprite is a very brittle stone and has a hardness of 3.5-4 on the Moh’s scale of hardness.
Cuprite is generally used for ornamental carvings. It is rarely used for making jewellery, but if used, Cuprite is exclusively shaped and created into cabochons.
Fiery red in color, cuprite is a stone of vigorous energy. It is a female companion and is also known as red copper or ruby copper sometimes. The stone when fits into silver metal, looks gorgeous. It heals the wearer on the physical, emotional and spiritual level. Pick on some scintillating cuprite silver jewelry from www.gemexi.com and feel the benefits of it.
Cuprite comes in the garnet red color that makes it quite exquisite gemstone.