Assorted Small Gem Hearts

Stones: Assorted Gemstones
Size: 1''

These carved and polished gemstone hearts come in a variety of different gemstones. These hearts can be carried around in your pocket or placed around the home to remind you of the love that is ever present around us.

Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz and owes its violet color to irradiation, iron impurities, and the presence of trace elements, which result in complex crystal lattice substitutions. The hardness of amethyst is the same as quartz, 7. The ancient Greeks wore amethyst and carved drinking vessels from it in the belief that it would prevent intoxication.  Amethyst is the power stone of the Crown Chakra and is thought to transform negative energy into positive energy, open intuition, clear and liberate; help with grief and sadness and bring inner peace; awaken and stimulate awareness. 

Clear quartz is the most iconic of the quartz family. One of the most abundant minerals in the world, clear quartz can develop in a wide range of environments and can be found on every continent. For this reason, quartz is tied into the lore of many ancient cultures from around the world. The term “quartz” comes from the Greek word for “ice.”  Clear quartz is rated at a 7 on the Mohs hardness scale.  Clear quartz is thought to promote understanding and clarity and is associated with inner strength.

Jade refers to an ornamental mineral, mostly known for its green varieties. It can refer to either of two different minerals: nephrite, a silicate of calcium and magnesium, or jadeite, a silicate of sodium and aluminium. Jade is featured prominently in ancient Asian art, as well as having an important place in many other cultures. Jade is rated between 6 and 7 on the Mohs hardness scale.  Jade is thought to help maintain balance between work and rest in life, as well as promote peace and harmony.

Sodalite is a rich royal blue tectosilicate mineral. Well known for its blue color, sodalite may also be grey, yellow, green, or pink and is often mottled with white veins or patches. Sodalite is rated between 5.5 and 6 on the Mohs hardness scale. Sodalite is thought to enhance the mental body to aid in clear, rational and logical thinking and increase clarity in search for the truth. 

Tiger's eye is a chatoyant gemstone that is usually a metamorphic rock with a golden to red-brown colour and a silky lustre. In some parts of the world, the tiger's eye stone is believed to ward off the evil eye. Tiger's Eye is rated at a 7 on the Mohs hardness scale.  Tiger's eye is thought to sharpen the senses while enhancing willpower and self-expression. 




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