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What stones go with sunstone?

Sunstone, now given the more scientific names “heliolite” or “andesine,” is a truly fascinating gift. And not only because it amazes with its unique natural beauty, but also because of its amazing properties – as well as the abundance of exotic tales that are built around it.

Myths and legends about the sun stone

One of the most romantic stories associated with the sun stone is a mythical event on a literally universal scale. It began with the fact that the Sun once noticed another luminary of enchanting beauty in the sky – the Moon. But no matter how hard the lover, blazing with the heat of passion, tried to reach out to the beauty who had captivated his heart, he could not even talk to her. The moon always moved away from him exactly as much as the daylight approached it. Realizing the futility of his efforts, the Sun began to cry – and his burning tears began to fall on the surface of the Earth. Falling down, they cooled, turning into gems of warm, gentle tones – sun stones. But another legend turned out to be reality. Viking legends say that these brave warriors and sailors could easily navigate the open sea in absolutely any weather. They did this according to the sun with the help of a magic stone, through which the luminary could be seen in the sky even through the clouds. These stories were considered fables by modern science for a long time – until in 2018 this unusual property was identified in a solar stone and successfully proven in practice. The sun stone turned out to be completely true to its name: by lifting it into the sky before your eyes, you can discover exactly where our luminary is located – the stone will literally collect sunlight and become brighter in its rays.

Heliolite at the center of a scandalous investigation

Amazing and often scandalous stories accompany heliolite today. For example, the famous Olympics in Beijing, held in August 2008, were not without mysteries that had nothing to do with sports. The fact is, one of the most beautiful types of stone, “red andesine,” was officially declared the symbol of the entire event. Naturally, a huge number of people immediately wanted to purchase unique souvenirs made from solar stone. However, independent scientists, having familiarized themselves with the statistics on the number of souvenirs sold, suggested that not all of the “purchases” that went around the world were actually made from real heliolite. Such a large deposit of this mineral simply does not exist in nature, and it is impossible to produce the specified number of souvenirs from genuine red andesine. The theory was confirmed – and during a thorough investigation, a huge number of fakes were revealed.

Beauty and varieties of sunstone

Red andesine is far from the only variety of heliolite, and other variations can demonstrate a couple of very impressive effects. The first thing that catches your eye when examining the stone is an unusual, enchanting effect called “adventurescence.” It looks like a scattering of shimmering inclusions that react to light. This radiance is created by a large number of inclusions of hematite, iron and biotite. Many sunstones also exhibit another eye-pleasing effect called “schillerization,” a stable golden sheen that seems to come from deep within the stone. This occurs when the inclusion of other minerals in the sunstone appears to be evenly distributed within a single planar orientation of all inclusions.​​​​​​​ Most often we see heliolites in red, yellow or orange shades. However, in nature there are also varieties of gray, green, rich red, brick and tangerine colors. It all depends on the deposit where the stone was mined. For example:
– in the Congo region you can find andesine in green and red halftones;
– in Oregon (USA), transparent stones with a golden straw tint are mined (gems ​​of peach, pink, green-blue and orange are less commonly found). Heliolite, like golden labradorite, is the official symbol of the state of Oregon;
– Norwegian stones are distinguished by their special radiance due to the large number of inclusions of hematites and goethites, and also have orange and brown shades;
– greenish stones with the above-mentioned aventurescence effect (“cat’s eye”) can be found in deposits in Tanzania;
– stones mined in Mexico are also called “royal gold labradors” – they stand out among others with their bright shine and at the same time darker golden coloring;
– if you are interested in shiny stones of a rich red-orange color that shimmer in the light, then look for offers marked with mining in India.

How to determine the authenticity of a sunstone

The abundance of varieties makes you wonder – is the stone correctly identified? Fortunately, all the techniques for identifying heliolite and its fake are quite simple, and you can do them yourself. The first method is by weight: hold the stone in your hand and try to estimate its weight. A real gem will be quite heavy, an imitation will be much lighter. The second method is by thermal conductivity: place the stone in the center of your palm, and then cover it on top with your other hand as tightly as possible to try to heat it. It will take a long time for a natural mineral to become truly warm. The fake will heat up pretty quickly. The third method is acoustic: gently tap the stone on any hard surface and listen to the resulting sound. If you hear a characteristic sound, also called “empty,” you have a fake in your hands.

Healing properties of stone and lithotherapy

At all times, this stone has been associated with the practices of white magic and was used to accompany calming and healing meditations. However, its power will only work in natural sunlight. You should not try to “activate” it at night or under other types of lighting – only natural light turns on its magic. The sun stone is credited with the ability to increase the owner’s self-confidence and reveal the magical abilities inherent in it, including clairvoyance. But not from a distance – direct contact is needed. It is believed that “touching the Sun” will be very useful for people who are depressed, subject to severe physical and nervous stress, depression or severe fatigue. Sunstone gives a person energy support to restore normal well-being and good mood. Modern lithotherapists use heliolite balls for healing and relaxing massages. The stone is also simply applied to the sore spot where the circulation of energy has been disrupted. And finally – a little subtlety. Those who use the sunstone as a protective talisman are not recommended to wear the gem openly. It is better to place it in a secret pocket – closer to the heart and away from prying eyes. This Sun is just for you. November 19, 2019 In order for jewelry with stones to delight the beauty and benefit the owner, it is worth paying attention to the color harmony and energy compatibility of the minerals. Correctly selected stones look great next to each other and are in energetic harmony; unsuitable specimens are “lost” in an unfortunate neighborhood and can negatively affect a person. Having studied information about the compatibility of stones in jewelry from different angles, we share our conclusions.

Compatibility of stones in jewelry by color

  • Red. This is the leading color; it does not tolerate any proximity. It is better not to combine jewelry with red accents with other colors. It is optimal to wear a set in the same color scheme; in some cases, you can complement rubies with transparent diamonds.
  • White, transparent. Such stones are rightfully considered universal, because they are suitable for all other minerals. The most striking example is the diamond; this group also includes onyx and pearls.
  • Blue, blue. Inserts of these tones are in harmony with any color except black, orange and yellow.
  • Green. Emeralds and other green-hued minerals look harmonious next to stones of any color except red.
  • The black. Not the most successful combination – black minerals next to purple, blue, and crimson specimens. Dark crystals are not recommended to be worn together with gray, brown, or orange ones.
  • Yellow. Yellowness is poorly set off by violet and blue tones; other combinations with yellow stones look decent.

When making jewelry with multi-colored stones, jewelers take into account the transparency, brightness and warmth of the shades. For example, transparent cubic zirconia and diamonds are successfully combined with colored transparent stones, specimens of rich colors are combined with each other, and minerals of cold or warm colors are combined in one piece of jewelry.

Astrological compatibility of stones with each other in jewelry

Stones are grouped according to their elements (Water, Fire, Earth, Air), properties and energy. Stones, like the signs of the Zodiac, are considered associated with the planets. Some minerals are neutral, others combine perfectly and enhance each other’s effects, while others are at odds. To get the maximum benefit from jewelry with stones, astrologers recommend taking into account the compatibility of minerals and not wearing “warring” jewelry at the same time.

If you wear incompatible minerals, they will suppress each other, which will affect the condition of their owner – both the physical and emotional state of the person may worsen.

General rules for choosing stones according to astrological compatibility

  • Stones of antagonistic elements cannot be combined in one piece of jewelry or image.
  • You cannot combine minerals of opposite zodiac signs.
  • The Zodiac sign, the element of man and the mineral must coincide or be harmoniously combined.
  • Minerals of the same element enhance each other’s effects.

Planets and their guide stones

  • The sun. All red, yellow and golden yellow specimens. Aventurine, diamond, amber, ruby, garnet, hyacinth.
  • Moon. All colorless, white, transparent blue specimens. Moonstone, opal, coral, aquamarine, selenite, beryl, rock crystal.
  • Jupiter. Blue minerals. Sapphire, turquoise, lapis lazuli, blue topaz.
  • Mercury. All lilac, lilac, violet specimens. Amethyst, topaz, turquoise, emerald, agate, peridot.
  • Mars. Red and red-brown minerals. Jasper, diamond, carnelian, bloodstone, ruby.
  • Venus. All green specimens. Malachite, emerald, sapphire, amazonite, pearl.
  • Uranus. Minerals with opalescence and iridescence effects. Labradorite, fire opal.
  • Neptune. Instances of greenish-blue shades. Rock crystal, moonstone, aquamarine.
  • Saturn. Dark, black minerals. Morion, onyx, jet.
  • Pluto. Jasper, rauchtopaz.

The correspondence of minerals to two or three planets is explained by their composition – one stone almost always contains 2-3 or more elements, including metals. When choosing jewelry according to the astrological theory of planets, one must take into account the relationship of the planets with each other.

Based on planetary compatibility, there are several pairs of stones that should not be combined in one piece of jewelry or image: topaz and diamond, sapphire and pearl, amethyst and emerald, onyx and citrine, hematite and amber, ruby ​​and amber, garnet and tourmaline, jade and jasper , topaz and rock crystal.

The elements and their guide stones

It is ideal when the elements of man and stone coincide. However, a combination of gems whose elements are in harmony is allowed.

  • Fire – Air. Harmony. Representatives of “air” signs can wear Fire minerals without fear.
  • Earth – Water. Harmony. “Earthling” will be comfortable with “water” minerals.
  • Fire – Earth. Enmity. Fire gems will suppress the “earthling”, which can awaken aggression or make a person withdrawn.
  • Fire water. Enmity. Water can extinguish Fire, while Fire causes Water to evaporate.
  • Air – Water. Enmity. The intersection of these elements leads to discomfort for a person.
  • Element – Minerals – Properties of minerals
  • Water – Aquamarine, moonstone, pearl, opal, topaz, alexandrite, coral, amethyst, alexandrite – Get rid of bad thoughts, improve mood, protect from negativity
  • Air – Topaz, lapis lazuli, emerald, rock crystal, amazonite, chrysolite, sapphire – Accelerate metabolism, have a positive effect on mental activity, make the owner more sociable and help make the right decisions
  • Earth – Lapis lazuli, onyx jade, turquoise, agate, malachite, green tourmaline, green jasper, jet – Strengthen immunity, improve health, help improve self-esteem
  • Fire – Ruby, diamond, almandine, hematite, red tourmaline, garnet, rhodolite, tiger’s eye – Increase the tone of the body, improve mood, encourage action

Compatibility of the most popular stones in jewelry

Amethyst: combination with other stones

  • Successful: diamond, aquamarine, zircon, rock crystal, moonstone, tourmaline, sapphire.
  • Unsuccessful: malachite, jade, emerald.

Lapis lazuli: combination with other stones

  • Successful: aventurine, diamond, garnet, opal, golden topaz, rock crystal.
  • Unsuccessful: malachite, jasper.

Turquoise: combination with other stones

  • Successful: pearls, opal, aquamarine, lapis lazuli, moonstone, malachite, agate, coral.
  • Unsuccessful: jade, red garnet, onyx, sardonyx.

Amber: combination with other stones

  • Successful: labradorite, carnelian, topaz, quartz, diamond, agate.
  • Unsuccessful: hematite, onyx.

Obsidian: combination with other stones

  • Successful: rock crystal, moonstone, emerald.
  • Unsuccessful: ruby, aventurine, peridot, diamond.

General table of stone combinations

When compiling this table, the properties and characteristics of stones, their interaction and influence on each other were taken into account.

Correctly selected gems are ready-made talismans. They will enhance a person’s personal energy, improve mood, and attract opportunities into the owner’s life. As a rule, several stones are suitable for one person at once – according to the Zodiac sign and Element. It is worth studying as much information as possible about each mineral in order to choose the best talisman for the current period of life. At the same time, it is important that the person likes the talisman stones, so that he feels comfortable around them.

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