These gorgeous Peruvian hearts represent a new find in a vein of copper ore minerals from Peru! I’m so thrilled to bring you these gorgeous pieces, straight from the Denver gem show. They combine some of my all-time favorite minerals – into one powerful and sweet heart shape! Azurite, Malachite, Chrysocolla, and Turquoise grow together here, amplified by giant, super clear pockets of quartz, and are then thoughtfully and fairly carved into these gorgeous hearts (you can read more about hearts and the metaphysical properties of each of the copper bearing minerals below). Each one is truly special – with crystal caverns, caves, and little worlds that make them look like planet earth!
When crystals are carved into a specific shape, the properties of the mineral and the shape combine to create a new and potent energy unique to that piece. Hearts represent sweet, universal love – unconditional loving vibration that softens the stone it is carved from, and reminds us of gentleness. Love is the universal thread that is weaved between each of us – the language of all humans and sentient beings. Carving a gemstone into a heart shape connects the properties of that crystal to the Heart Chakra (the central chakra of the human body) and awakens the loving vibration intrinsic within all of us.
This listing is for the exact heart that you choose from the drop down menu. Please see the last photo for corresponding numbers and make your selection! All hearts measure between 1.75 and 3 inches in width.
Malachite is associated with the Heart and Throat Chakras, as most green/blue stones are. It can be used for very deep energy clearing, so it’s best used in shorter sessions for very intentional work. As with all crystals that absorb large amounts of negative energy, Malachite needs to be cleansed and cleared often. Run through natural spring water, smudge with white sage to clear, and re-charge under the light of a full moon (never use salt to cleanse polished Malachite, as it will ruin the finish of the piece). It guards against radiation of all kinds, including electromagnetic smog (or EMFs), so it’s a great stone to keep near electronics, such as computers, cell phones, tablets, microwaves, and other appliances. It is said that Malachite warns of impending danger by unexpectedly breaking into smaller pieces!
Azurite is a highly prized and revered stone, used by humans since ancient times to enhance psychic clarity and sharpen psychic vision by enhancing the third eye chakra’s natural inclinations. Characterized by its bright and vivid blues, Azurite forms under the same conditions as the stones mentioned above, and as such, shares and is enhanced by its Sister Stones’ properties. Azurite, the Priestess Stone, is a visionary. Tap into your inner wisdom with the aid of this crystal; channel spirit easily and access other realms during healing sessions, Tarot readings, and other energy work. This is a highly spiritual stone, boosting your natural intuition multi-fold, helping you tap into your spiritual wisdom.
Also called the Stone of Heaven, Azurite’s potent crystal magic has helped cultures around the world connect with spirit guides on their journeys to enlightenment. Peoples around the world historically ground Azurite to create deep, bright, blue indigo dyes.
Combined with Malachite, as in these tumbles, it is a powerhouse crystal in a tiny package; the perfect medicine bag tumble or pocket stone to bring with you on your travels, in your reams, and along for healing work, meditation sessions, yoga class, massages, and readings of all kind.
Luck, Power, Protection, and STRENGTH. The human relationship with turquoise has spanned countries, cultures and time. And I’m over the moon to bring it to you in its most natural and unadulterated form: these incredible raw turquoise nuggets from Mexico are UNDYED, UNTREATED (no coloring process), NOT stabilized, and NOT impregnanted (which is a process where the stone is injected with a foreign material to keep it stable, such as resin). Completely, truly, totally natural, with the most potent turquoise crystal medicine from one of my personal favorite turquoise locales in all the world!
This is The Stone of Communication. Chrysocolla resonates with the throat chakra, and this is *the* stone for anyone in the vocal arts – teachers, professors, singers and musicians, those that often lecture or speak in front of groups of people – this is the stone for you. It’s also an important gemstone for those in a relationship with anybody (so – everybody!) to work on improving our communication. Hold a piece of Chrysocolla while speaking or working out a problem with a loved one, and pass the stone back and forth between you as you speak, taking turns speaking with the stone. This is a wonderful, real-world application of crystal healing benefiting our lives.
Metaphysically, Chrysocolla is a feminine stone, and a wonderful stone for first time grandmothers and especially great grandmothers, should we all be so lucky! Chrysocolla is a creative stone – particularly wonderful for musicians and those in the performing arts – and for women in later life stages tapping into their creativity once again. It’s also a teaching stone, helping us realize and understand our experiences and insights, and reach our higher knowledge. Chrysocolla, being in touch with mother earth and Gaia, teaches us that sometimes the most powerful strength comes from a place of gentleness. While it helps you speak your truth, Chrysocolla also aids in speaking from the heart. As a green stone, it resonates with the heart chakra as well, encouraging ease and loving gentleness on ourselves, as well as others.
An interesting bit of folklore surrounds Chrysocolla, and that is one of encourages people to stay at home. Historically, this stone was used by monks, hermits and other clergymen to remain home and pious. Practically speaking, this stone can benefit those who are homebound due to a variety of reasons, easing the loneliness, separation, stress, or anxiety that can come from being at home. It’s also a helpful stone for someone who tends to succumb to wanderlust but wants to get rooted and stay in one place.
All stones and crystals in our shop have been cleansed with our natural mountain spring water (except for those that may dissolve in water, such as selenite) and have been smudged with organic white sage, harvested sustainably and produced fairly.
Please note that crystals, minerals and fossils are a natural product and are rarely perfect. I do my best to capture each side of each piece in the photos. They are creations of Mother Nature that have weathered the elements and more for untold number of years, and I cannot guarantee perfection or perfect points. These are natural objects. All photographs are taken outside, in natural sunlight, and the photos are NEVER altered.
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