Lepidolite is a Phyllosilicate mineral from the mica group. It forms slender, prismatic, pink or purple crystals with a vitreous luster. It is found in granitic rocks, often in metamorphosed limestone and schists. Lepidolite's name comes from the Greek word “lepidos,” which means "scale" or "scales," and lithos, which means "stone." This is because it looks like scaly mica.
Moreover, Lepidolite can also form under low-pressure conditions in hydrothermal veins or contact metamorphism zones, where it may be associated with tourmaline, garnet, muscovite mica, staurolite, and kyanite crystals.
In addition, Lepidolite is mined for its use in jewelry making because it's known for its beautiful colors and luster when polished. People from many cultures have also used the stone for thousands of years as an ornamental or healing stone.
History of Lepidolite
Lepidolite was first discovered in the 18th century when it was called "lilalite" because of its lavender color. Researchers eventually renamed the stone "lepidolite" after discovering that it is a type of mica. Lepidolite is one of the significant sources of lithium, as well as of some rarer alkali metals such as rubidium and cesium.
In 1861, the chemists Robert Bunsen and Gustav Kirchhoff extracted 150 kilograms (330 pounds) of lepidolite and yielded a few grams of rubidium salts for analysis, thus discovering the new element rubidium. It occurs in granite pegmatites and high-temperature quartz veins.
Lepidolite is found in abundance at several locations around the world. It is especially plentiful in California, United States; Brazil; Ural Mountains, Russia; Bernice Lake, Manitoba, Canada; Tanco Mine, and Madagascar.
Benefits of Lepidolite
Lepidolite is a beautiful stone that is known for its soothing energy. Lepidolite can help you to feel more positive, find hope, and come to terms with your fears. In Feng Shui, it is associated with the Fire Element.
Lepidolite is an excellent stone for helping you to reach your goals, as it helps you to focus on what you want without getting distracted by other things. It also helps you to be independent in your thoughts and actions. This stone encourages self-love and trust in others as well as yourself.
Lepidolite helps one to cope with change in life, especially when it comes to dealing with emotional issues such as grief, anger, or fear. It provides deep emotional healing by allowing one to accept their feelings and then move past them so they can move forward in life.
These stones are highly protective and encouraging, not only physically but also emotionally and mentally. They protect against negativity while promoting positivity, making them great stones for daily wear or just keeping them around the house because they will always be there when needed.
Furthermore, Lepidolite is an excellent choice for people who suffer from insomnia or other sleep disorders. It helps regulate your sleep cycle so you can get a good night's rest and feel refreshed.
Hoseiki Products with Lepidolite
At Hoseiki, we incorporate the healing properties of Lepidolite into our products so our clients can reap their benefits. We have five items with Lepidolite:
First is The Empress. The Empress Bracelet is a Fengshui bracelet born of the Fire Element. The figure of influence and splendor representing the Empress is said to strengthen the wearer's ability to attract success, money, and prosperity into their life. It represents energy, vibrancy, ambition, creativity, and passion. This bracelet is a good choice for those who want to enhance wealth luck, and increase their focus.
Next is The Inveigliment. When you wear the Inveiglement Bracelet, it's like having a conduit of acumen and charisma right at your fingertips. It's an enrichment of one's acuity and style, and it enhances one's romance luck—all while promoting good fortune. The Inveiglement Bracelet was designed to help you get what you want: love or good luck. They're also thought to increase the clarity of thought, making them perfect for keeping you focused on what matters most: your goals.
Moving on, we have The Lavish. The Lavish Bracelet is an embodiment of elegance, style, and discretion—it's the perfect accessory for any occasion. It has been known to increase wealth luck and improve the flow of chi throughout your body. It also helps you to become more grounded in your daily life by connecting you to your inner self and equipping you with the tools needed to make good decisions that will benefit both yourself and those around you.
In addition, we also have The Seraphine. The Seraphine Bracelet is an excellent tool for those who want to make their dreams come true, whether they are professional or personal. It is also a powerful tool for improving wealth luck, as it increases positivity in your life. This can be used as a way to attract more money and abundance into your life, as well as keep negative energy away from you.
Lastly, The Stellar. The Stellar Bracelet is a Tibetan Dzi bracelet that can transform your negative thoughts into positive thoughts. It's also a protective stone that attracts good fortune, develops self-confidence, and energizes the wearer. The bracelet provides balance in your body, bringing harmony to your life.
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