Things of beauty are seldom found in abundance. That’s probably one of the reasons why Scapolite, a gemstone so delicate and so beautiful, is hardly known to many. It is one of those natural creations that has withstood hundreds of years of evolution and yet persisted in its beauty. Whether you look at a fiery orange or yellow colored Scapolite or a pink or violet colored version, its beauty never diminishes. Wearing a Scapolite is like proclaiming to the world that you possess an exquisite beauty known to few people. You tell everyone that your knowledge about gemstones and jewelry transcends the general knowledge people have of diamonds and sapphires. You tell the world that breathtakingly beautiful things are not always found in abundance but are created for a few lucky ones.
Often confused to be a citrine, amethyst, golden beryl, or chrysoberyl, Scapolite is a fibrous gemstone that comes in many varieties. Some of the common variations of Scapolite are – Meionite, Marialite, Wernerite, and Petschite. In fact, it gets its name Wernerite after A.G Werner a German geologist. The name Marialite comes from the wife of German mineralogist G. VomRath who was called Maria Rosa.
The gemstone can be identified by its tetragonal shape with prismatic crystals which are often coarse and large. There are also several massive granular cleavages that distinguish it from other gemstones. The name Scapolite is of Greek origin. “Scapos” in Greek means rod, “lithos” means stone. Since the crystal has a stick-like structure it has been so named.
The value of Scapolite cannot be easily determined. There are numerous factors that determine the price of a piece of this crystal. The size and quality are naturally the most determining factors. This stone is found in many places around the world but the luminescence differs according to its place of origin. The color of the crystal found in Myanmar ranges between yellow and orange. Sometimes pink crystals are also found in Myanmar. In Tanzania strong yellow-colored stones, as well as violet and pink-colored stones, are found. In Quebec, massive fluoresces material stones are found.
It can often become difficult to distinguish between Scapolite and yellow-colored quartz because of the presence of distinguishing citrines.
It is not a real surprise that Scapolite is considered a highly valued healing stone. Due to its rarity in terms of hardness, transparency, and durability, it has acquired a small but cult following. Mineral collectors and gemologists alike make a huge deal about collecting Scapolite.
One of the main attractions of Scapolite is its ability to solve problems. Wearing this crystal, energies will radiate within and around you that have the power to solve your current as well as past problems. Moreover, if your eyes are set on some goal you want to dearly achieve, this stone will give you the motivation and inspiration to achieve them. With the help of this stone, you can find the true purpose of your life and also discover the meaning of your existence.
Sometimes the toughest thing to achieve in life is balance and harmony. They may seem incongruous things at first but achieving any semblance of peace is only possible when you can mentally condition yourself for such a state. This is exactly what Scapolite helps to achieve. In metaphysical terms, it gives you the momentum to overcome challenging periods. It makes you stronger than you believed yourself to be. If you want to overcome certain bad habits or things, want to neglect harmful beliefs and behaviors this is just the stone for you. The stone gives you the mental strength and the power to live life on your own terms.
Scapolite is most commonly found in the colors yellow and orange. Purple, pink, and brown varieties are also not unpopular.