Raw Benitoite Crystal in Matrix Pendant Sterling #2516
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This raw Benitoite crystal silver pendant is unique. The raw benitoite crystal in matrix with other minerals was set in sterling silver by an artist in our studio.
Benitoite, named by Discovery as the 5th rarest gem in the world, is known to help enhance communication with ETs (extra terrestrial) beings once contact has been made. It is also used to aid in achieving a greater level of astral travel. Benitoite is a highly beneficial stone for humanity.
Science & History
Benitoite is a rare blue barium titanium silicate mineral, found in hydro thermally altered serpentinite. Benitoite fluoresces under short wave ultraviolet light, appearing bright blue to bluish white in color. The more rarely seen clear to white benitoite crystals fluoresce red under long-wave UV light.
It was first described in 1907 by George D. Louderback, who named it "Benitoite" for its occurrence near the headwaters of the San Benito River in San Benito County, California.
Many other rare minerals are found in matrix with benitoite, and some are listed below.
Neptunite is a black crystal named after Neptune, the Roman god of the sea. In minerals from San Benito county, neptunite grows beautiful crystals.
Natrolite forms in a thin layer of white crystals on the surface on crossite. High in sodium, this sodium aluminum silicate is a zeolite, a mineral species that can be a catalyst and exchanges ions readily.
Crossite is a greyish blue mineral in the amphibole group. It has a hardness of 6 and is a host mineral on which natrolite, neptunite, and benitoite are found.
You will receive the exact pendant shown. Close-up photography is used in natural sunlight to show detail. The item may appear larger than actual size. Please see size listed for the dimensions. 1" = 25.4 millimeters.