A beautiful feminine crystal considered as the possession of angels and the moon, Goshenite is the purest form of Beryl mineral, which is colorless, free from any kind of impurities.
Goshenite is often called as the Mother of Crystals and is also associated with motherhood. The high frequency and the spiritual guidance that this stone holds offer an honest and clear gaze into oneself. Above all the factors of a human nature, Goshenite especially focuses on the truthfulness and fidelity in relationships.
It honors open-heartedness, mutual respect, loyalty, and determination. Goshenite was discovered in the small town of Goshen, which is located in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. This purest variant of Beryl was believed to cure the weak eyesight and was suggested by the experts to keep it upon the eyelids while sleeping. This beneficial attribute of Goshenite became so popular that in earlier times this stone was used to manufacture the lenses of the magnifying glass and spectacles. It was also used as the form of a synthetic diamond before the actual diamond was introduced to the world. Moreover, colored foils were also used to give Goshenite a look of colored gemstones, like emerald and amethyst.
Although Goshenite was named after a small town in Massachusetts called Goshen, but it is found in almost every part of the world. The significant deposits of Goshenite have also been mined in China, Russia, South America, North America, Africa, Asia, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and Northern Europe. Brazil is considered to produce the cleanest, largest, and finest quality of Goshenite in the world.
The beneficial properties of Goshenite include:
Goshenite has largely been credited for curing eye-related ailments especially short-sightedness. Other than it, Goshenite is also believed to heal headaches, allergies, sinusitis, and insomnia. It helps the person in getting rid of the viruses and infections that affect the immune system by detoxifying and energising the body.
Goshenite is also thought to reduce the exhaustion caused to a person due to over-stress and improves the muscle pain. It is believed to be highly beneficial in overcoming the mood swings, balancing the hormones and fluids of the body, alleviating the troubles of PMS, bipolar ailments, and post-natal depression.
The uplifting energies of Goshenite gemstone soothe and comforts the wearer and relieves him from all the worries and tensions of life. It assists the wearer in maintaining self-control and calm attitude towards everything, and handle the very situation with ease. This brilliant stone is conducive to higher thoughts and creative ideas and encourages one to invade new opportunities and vision o life. It also brings the sense of compassion and love in the wearer along with the art of expression, speech and writing.
Goshenite is an excellent grounding stone, which is regarded as a very pure channel that can connect one with the divine. It enhances the energy of one’s prayer especially when it is done wholeheartedly for some sort of help. It erases and cleans the mind from all the pollutants and negativities all around.
Especially known to heal the crown chakra, Goshenite invigorates and cleans the crown chakra by its magical and grounding properties. Crown chakra is the gateway that connects the body and mind of the person with that of the universe, which is beyond the imagination of the human being.
Crown chakra is the fountainhead of the human body that brings in the new ideas, innovations, and imaginations in the human mind, and chuck out the negative thoughts and pessimistic feelings. It balances the grounding and the creative energies in the body.
Some facts about Goshenite
The colorless form of Beryl is known as Goshenite, and it is the purest form of Beryl as it does not contain any form of impurities. Owing to its transparency, Goshenite was earlier used to manufacture the lenses and glasses. In present times, Goshenite is used for the purposes of jewellery making.
Goshenite has a good hardness of 7.5 to 8 on the Moh’s scale of hardness.
|Cleavage||Poor, in one direction|
|Other Names||Colorless Beryl|
|Crystal Habit||Prismatic to tabular crystals; radial, columnar; granular to compact massive|
|Refractive Index||1.57 - 1.58|
|Moh's scale (hardness)||7.5 - 8.0|
|Sources||Goshen, Massachusetts and USA|
|Chakra Healing||Crown chakra|
The color of Goshenite can be changed from its colorless form to green, yellow, blue, pink, and yellow. It can be done by adding impurities to the stone. The Goshenite stone belongs to the same family of which Aquamarine, Emerald, Heliodor, Golden Beryl, Red Beryl, and many more belong to. Among all these minerals, only Goshenite occurs in a colorless form.