Vesuvianite - Color, Facts, Power, Mythology, History And Myths

The rare stone, Vesuvianite is a well-known healing and protective stone. In 1795, vesuvianite was confirmed as a distinct mineral, and it was first discovered on the Italian volcano Mount Vesuvius, which is a famous volcano in Italy. This stone was named in the place where it was described first, Mount Vesuvius. This stone is believed to be very energetic, as it aligns with the heart that helps the person in bringing comprehensiveness and reliability, which is quite positive.

In ancient times, the Greeks called this stone “id okras”, which means a mixed form of minerals. Hence, Idocrase is an alternate name of vesuvianite, which was given by the Greeks. This mineral rich stone was most widely used by the Romans and Greeks, as they know about the powerful healing properties of vesuvianite. Vesuvianite is associated with many other minerals including calcite, diopside, epidote, garnet, mica and wollastonite.

Where is Vesuvianite found?

As the name of Vesuvianite indicates, it comes from Vesuvius in Italy. These crystals can be found in several varieties such as californite that can be found in California, cyprine is found in Norway, xanthite is found in New York and wiluite crystals are from former Soviet Union. Other localities of Vesuvianite include Austria, Canada and Switzerland.

Healing Properties

In olden times, Vesuvianite is considered as a protective and healing stone, which is used to provide numerous benefits to the wearer. Some of the beneficial properties of Vesuvianite are as follows:

  • Physical Healer

As a physical healer, Vesuvianite is considered to make stronger the tooth enamel and also assists on digesting nutrients from food. This rich stone alleviates those diseases which can be caused by the pollutants of environment such as mercury and lead. Hence, this stone is believed to be a useful remedy in modern society.

Vesuvianite is a mineral rich crystal in calcium, magnesium, and iron. So, these minerals provide this stone an amazing purifying and cleansing effect on the body. This purifying and cleansing effect assists the wearer in recovery after a prolonged infirmity.

This favorable stone can also restore the sense of smell in the wearer. Vesuvianite has an amazing effect on the wearer’s psyche such as it drives away fear and melancholy from the wearer’s mind. This stone allows an individual to stimulate his desires and aspiration for stroke, as it let him open to his environment and connect with others.

  • Emotional Healer

Vesuvianite is said to be a wonderful emotional healer, as it encourages enthusiasm for living life with positive feelings and instructs the courage to change. This stone proved to be helpful in releasing negative attachments that hurts the wearer and encourage him to move forward in his life.

Being an emotional healer, this stone helps the wearer in restoring courage by releasing hidden fears. It is believed that vesuvianite also fight against some negative feelings such as feelings of imprisonment and restraint and helps the wearer in dissolving anger.

With its immense powerful energies, vesuvianite connects the wearer with the creativity of the world and urges to discover new things. Psychologically, this stone is believed to banish depression and cleanses all the negative thoughts so that the mind works more clearly. Vesuvianite is considered to be an inspiring stone, which makes the wearer understand the things of the world more efficiently. It is also used to make the wearer more confident and assured about their tasks. Vesuvianite inspires the wearer to be straightforward by nature when they deal with negative people and promotes loyalty towards their partner.

  • Spiritual Healer

On the basis of spirituality, this stone helps the wearer to supersede the energies of ego and assists for spiritual growth. This stone has an incredible spiritual aspect of providing a sense of higher self and make the wearer grow rapidly.

This affluent stone also helps one in finding the true path to living their life happily.

  • Heals and Balances Chakra

Vesuvianite is believed to be the stone that works splendidly on all chakras. But particularly, this stone stimulates the Heart Chakra more efficiently. In the process of activating the heart chakra, the wearer needs to lie on his back, completely relaxed and then vesuvianite stone should be placed in the middle of his chest. This practice will help the wearer to harmonize and strengthen the heart chakra.

Vesuvianite Facts

Some facts about Vesuvianite

  • Vesuvianite is a wonderful stone that build up its healing properties particularly as bath salts and as a concoction.
  • People, who carry this stone, can never hide their feelings from others.
  • The strong vibrations of Vesuvianite assist the wearer to follow his heart desires and complete them.
  • Vesuvianite is believed as a Zodiac birthstone for Sagittarius and Capricorns star signs.
  • When Vesuvianite crystals combine with other minerals such as Tugtupite and Dioptase, then its energies become more powerful on Chakras.
  • Green colored Selenite crystals combine amazingly with vesuvianite crystals.
  • The crystals of vesuvianite may be confused with demantoid garnet, diopside, epidote, smoky quartz, tourmaline, zircon and peridot.
  • Idocrase stones are highly suggested for newly married couples or and business partners or associates, as it is helpful in the cooperative effort between two persons.

Metaphysical Properties

Vesuvianite is tetragonal prismatic crystal, which can be extended and consist quadratic cross section symmetry. This mineral rich stone is a hydrous silicate of calcium, magnesium, iron and aluminum. Most varieties of vesuvianite crystals are thick prism and their surface consist some parallel grooves.

This prosperous stone tend to change their color, which completely depends on the direction of light. Vesuvianite also occurs in the form of columns or in granular aggregates. Sometimes, these crystals can be used for carvings or for an art of works, but only for displaying the collection, as they are too fragile to use commonly for ornamental or jewelry purposes.

According to the hardness on Moh’s scale, Vesuvianite measures 6.5, which is quite impressive.

Vesuvianite In News

Vesuvianite Color

Vesuvianite crystals can be found in numerous color varieties including red, yellow, green, olive green, brown, yellow-brown, pale blue and brown.

  • CleavagePoor on {110} and {100} very poor on {001}
  • Other Names idocrase
  • Crystal HabitShort pyramidal to long prismatic crystals common, massive to columnar
  • StreakWhite
  • Refractive Indexnω = 1.703 - 1.752 nε = 1.700 - 1.746
  • DiaphaneitySubtransparent to Translucent
  • Mohs scale (hardness)6 - 7
  • SourcesAustria, Canada and Switzerland
  • Chemical formulaCa10(Mg, Fe)2Al4(SiO4)5(Si2O7)2(OH,F)4
  • LustreVitreous to resinous
  • Colorred, yellow, green, olive green, brown, yellow-brown, pale blue and brown
  • Chakra HealingHeart chakra
  • BirthstoneDecember
  • Zodiacsagittarius,capricorn
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  • Bela
    Nov 26, 2014, 3:37:38 AM

    This gemstone makes the person emotionally strong by releasing his fears and restoring his courage. It also fights from negative feelings like anger etc. I want to try the healing properties and power of this gemstone I am noticing that its features match with my requirements. The gemstones should be worn suiting the needs also. So, should I don it? Please suggest.  

  • Gemexi
    Jan 13, 2015, 1:51:19 AM

    You already know that the needs of the wearer should match with the properties of the talisman in case you want to don it. So, in this case consult with your astrologer and move on accordingly.

  • Irina
    Oct 3, 2015, 5:17:41 AM

    Holla!.. This is a really beneficial stone.. i was so negative in my life.. used to frustrate many times on plenty of things.. my anger was becoming a habit and an uncontrollable power and i had no idea how to overcome from it.. Hence my friend suggested me Vesuvianite stone.. I bought it and say many thnks to her for bring positivity and happiness in my life !! :) :) :)

  • pelma
    Jan 30, 2016, 12:28:41 AM

    Vesuvianite is a really good emotional healer. I appreciate if someone can give me more information about this stone.

  • jenny joy
    May 20, 2019, 10:42:17 PM

    Is this stone really helps in restoring courage by releasing hidden fears?

  • trinity
    Jun 22, 2019, 12:39:40 AM

    Very good stone with mind-blowing healing properties.

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    Aug 11, 2019, 9:50:20 PM

    I really like its all color...!

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    Sep 25, 2019, 11:04:32 PM

    Such an amazing stone!!

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    Jun 5, 2021, 10:10:44 AM

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  • kathima
    Jun 23, 2022, 6:48:00 AM

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