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Terminology surrounding what is called in the world of Gemstones and Crystals as "Phenomena"

The Power of Gemstones

Super 7 (Melody Stone) SUPER SEVEN CRYSTAL


Terminology surrounding what is called in the world of Gemstones and Crystals as "Phenomena"


ADULARESCENCE - Moonstone, being a variety of feldspar, shows a blue-whitish billowing light, which glides over the surface when the stone is cut into a cabochon form and rocked back and forth under a light (sun or lamp). The billowing light when the stone is rocked back and forth is caused by very small inclusions in the stone (layers) which serve as a reflectance surface(s).

ASTERISM - This is the effect of light rays forming a star. The rays meet in one point and the number of rays can be up to 12 (rare for saphires) from a low of 4 (garnets). These stars are created through reflection of light by thin fiberous or needle-like inclusions that lie in the same plane, perpendicular to the stone's surface (they are aligned parallel to the base of the stone, oriented at different angles to themselves). Usually, ruby and sapphires (all colors) will show 6 rays. You can also have stars in synthetic gemstones.

ADVENTURESCENCE - Colorful play of glittering reflections of small, plate-or-leaf like inclusions located near the surface of the stone. The inclusions are hematite or goethite in the case of aventurine feldspar, fuchsite or hematite in aventuring quartz, or copper scrapings (very small) in what is called "goldstone" which is man-made (copper scrapings in glass).

CHATOYANCY - An effect which resenbles the slit eye of a cat caused by the reflection of light by very fine parallel fibers, needles, or channels. You can see the effect when the stone is cut in a cabochon shape in such a way that the base is parallel to the fibers. Tiger Eye quartz is a good example of this Chatoyancy effect. The fibers are always parallel to the base and aligned in the same direction (as oppose to the star effect where the fibers are also parallel to the base but aligned at an angle to each other). Fiber Optic (man made) materials also illustrate this chatoyancy.

IRIDESCENCE - The rainbow-like hues seen in some gems caused by cracks or structural layers on/near the surface breaking up the light into its spectral colors (rainbow of colors, not just one or two colors). Fire agate is a natural stone that shows this phenomenon. You can also create this effect by artifically cracking rock crystal (clear quartz) so the light bounces off the cracks creating rainbow colors. Its like the peacock feather colors and the rainbow of colors from an oil slick on water.

LABRADORESCENCE - Iridescence in metallic hues, called by some as "shiller". Found in the stone Labradorite (also called Spectrolite). In Labradorite, the colors are a broad flash of a few colors, not a rainbow of colors as you see with iridescence. This effect is caused by an interference of light as it penetrates into and is reflected back (out) from very thin layers of material concentrated near the surface of the stone.

ORIENT - Iridescence in pearls. Created by interference of light by shingle-like layers of aragonite platelets near the pearl surface. Same as Iridescence only Orient relates to pearls.

Gemstones of the World: Walter Shumann




The Power of Gemstones

The inherent powers of gemstones are recognized by modern science in the technological use of crystals in watches, lasers, and computers. In addition to their use in modern science, throughout history, gemstones have been recognized and used to heal, protect, divine, manifest, transmute and transform energy. They are storehouses of empowerment, transmitted through contact with body, mind and spirit.
All living and “non-living” things vibrate to particular frequencies. Gemstones and crystals have a pure energy. When the vibrations of gemstones/crystals come into contact with our own vibration, they will have an effect in much the same way as we experience sound waves. It is believed that the influence of your astrology sign is strengthened by wearing, holding or carrying, gemstones associated with the constellation under which you were born and gemstones you have a particular connection with.

Wisdom Art - Super Seven

Super 7 (Melody Stone) SUPER SEVEN CRYSTAL

Melody's Stone is a much-needed gift from the Espirito Santo (meaning Holy Spirit) region of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Also called Sacred Seven, they are yet another stone which never needs clearing or cleansing.

Contained within the Super Seven Crystal, Melody's Stone are all the energies of Amethyst, Clear Quartz, Smokey Quartz, Cacoxenite, Rutile, Goethite and Lepidocrosite combined. The stone exhibits a phenomenon often referred to as St. Elmo's Fire, or the electro-magnetic emissions sometimes seen during an electric storm above a spire or the mast of a ship.

Super Seven Crystal, Melody's Stone are also said to exhibit a display resembling Aurora Borealis, or the Northern Lights Super Seven Crystal, Melody's Stone contains the properties of at least seven different minerals, making them tremendously "potent," and some of the natural crystals have exhibited other incredible characteristics and habits as well.