Idocrase is thought to open the mind and clear negative thought patterns so the mind can function clearly. It is good for protection, courage, discovery, awareness of danger, and invention.
Spiritual & Emotional Influence:
Idocrase is great for empathy, either to enhance it or dial it down for those who are highly sensitive. It’s said to provide strength and courage and to help ease depression or get to the root cause of our feelings.
The Physical Connection:
Idocrase is thought to be a great stone for teeth as it restores the enamel on the tooth. It’s also thought to be good for restoring a sense of smell. It is believed to help diverticulitis and digestive issues and the absorption of nutrients and minerals. It is thought to help skin issues like eczema or acne.
The Chakras Connected to Idocrase (Vesuvianite):
Connected with the Heart Chakra.
Capricorn and Sagittarius.
Locations Found & History:
Found in Italy and the United States. The name Vesuvianite which is the stone’s other popular name came from where it was first discovered at Mount Vesuvius. Idocrase is the name it’s called when it’s a polished gemstone while Vesuvianite is the name it has when it’s rough. The name Idocrase was first found in 1795 by geologist Abraham Gottlob Werner who was also the first to find chrysoberyl. He was also the mentor of Friedrich Mohs, who created the Mohs scale of hardness which is still used today to rate the hardness of gemstones.
Rarity, Value & Variations:
Idocrase is a very popular stone among collectors. It is a very rare gemstone, that is often mistaken for Jade because of how similar it can look to this stone. It is a combination of metals, oxygen, hydrogen, and fluoride, which is called a calcium aluminum silicate. It rates a 6.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness and they form in a tetragonal structure. It’s quite rare though and can be hard to find perfect pieces.
How to Use Idocrase (Vesuvianite):
Use Idocrase when you are feeling overwhelmed and need to rebuild your strength and courage. Wear it or hold it close to your heart to balance emotions.