Chiastolite Andalusite Gemstone Natural Tumbled Stone | MEDIUM

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The natural patterning of Chiastolite Andalusite stone is mesmerizing. These tumbled stones show off whole and partial cross patterns that can only exist because of carbon inclusions within the Andalusite gemstone. This is what gives this variation of the gem its name: Chiastolite (from the Greek: chiastos, meaning cross). These striking patterns make Chiastolite perfect for jewelry making projects, but their texture also gives them a pleasant quality for fidgeting.

Andalusite (sometimes called Andalousite, Andaluzite, or Apyre) is a natural gemstone found in many shades, but commonly ranging from pinkish-mauve to reddish brown. It is a polymorph of Kyanite and Sillimanite, meaning that the stones have the same chemical composition but have formed different structures, resulting in different appearances. For ease of reference, think of polymorphic minerals like siblings: They come from the same basic building blocks, but are still unique and compelling individuals in their own right. When Andalusite stone features carbon inclusions creating the shape of a cross or compass points, it will commonly be referred to as Chiastolite (aka: Lapis Crucifer, Crucite, Cross Stone, Chyastolith, Macle, or Maltesite). 

The metaphysical properties of Andalusite make it a gemstone often called upon when seeking protection, guidance, comfort, and spiritual growth. Since it resonates with strong, positive energies, Andalusite is known for balancing the entire Chakral column, although it is most associated with the Root Chakra and Crown Chakra, and is used in emotional healing to encourage self confidence, happiness, and the removal of blockages. The meaning of Andalusite is in lifting us up from the challenges that surround us, so it is often carried by those seeking signs, protection, and blessings from the universe. Chiastolite Andalusite kept by the bedside is said to offer protection from nightmares, evil eyes, and psychic attacks while opening the mind to prophetic dreaming and spiritual guidance. 

How to Cleanse Chiastolite Andalusite
We always advise charging and cleansing crystals using Selenite or the Full Moon, as these options will not cause any damage to any kind of stone. Smoke Cleansing with Sage, Incense, or dried herbs are other safe methods for removing stagnant or negative energies from your crystals. A Dry Salt Bath is also a good cleansing method to use for this gem.

Andalusite has a Mohs hardness of approximately 6.5 - 7.5, but because Chiastolite Andalusite specimens contain their characteristic carbon inclusions, their Mohs hardness can range from 5 to 7.5. It goes without saying that this is a somewhat wider range, so we don't advise long-term submersion of Chiastolite stones as a method for cleansing. A quick dunk or wiping with a damp cloth will not hurt, but leaving your Chiastolite in liquid longterm can soften the stone, making it easier to scratch or break.

Product Information:
You will receive one tumbled Chiastolite Andalusite stone measuring approximately 0.8 - 1.25 inch long. These pieces feature a partial or whole cross on one face of the stone. Because these are natural Chiastolite Andalusite tumbled stones, they may feature texture, dips, or irregular shaping.

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C.C.
Richness... powerful and gorgeous.

Such a gorgeous and sturdy stone. Smooth surface and powerful feel when holding it or even just admiring its beauty. RICH look. (Like chocolate, but better!)

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Carina Aufderhar
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JP
Beautiful and powerful

I absolutely love this stone. It is so gorgeous.

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Claire Nienow
Great! Shipped pretty quickly and even gav...

Great! Shipped pretty quickly and even gave me a free green agate. Thank you so much!

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Rodney Tromp
great product at a great price

great product at a great price