Hello dear Wiezewasjesfan!
Welcome to our Gemstone page! This is where you can find all kinds of fun facts and interesting information on the gemstones we sell. We update this page regularly, so make sure to keep an eye out!
Disclaimer: The effects of gemstones are not proven and can differ from person to person; everyone can experience the effects of gemstones differently. This is why we always recommend you to go see a doctor in case of any health issues!
Apatite is a big softie with a hardness (or in this case we better speak of softness) of 5 on the Mohs scale, so not for heavy-handed use. This beauty belongs to the phosphates and is actually a mineral group consisting of chlorapatite, fluorapatite, and hydroxapatite. The most common of these is fluorapatite. Apatite comes in almost all colours, and some stones can have a special cat-eye effect! We sell blue apatite, which was often confused with other minerals in the past, giving it the name apatite. This name is derived from the Greek term for deceive: apatein.
Apatite is a great stone to carry with you on a daily basis. It represents confidence and success. The stone is also said to support social capacity by acting as a shield against anger and fear. Say bye-bye social anxiety! Finally, one last fact about apatite: did you know there were traces of apatite in the stones collected during the moon landing ?! Move over moonstone! So are you looking for a partner on a daily basis who also has a connection with the moon? Apatite is ready for you!
Apatite is found all over the world.
angel aura quartz
Angel aura quartz is a clear quartz treated with silver and platinum. This unites the symbolism of the three materials and represents a peaceful and satisfying feeling. It symbolizes spiritual insights and knowledge and finding your spiritual purpose. Angel aura quartz is worn by some as a powerful cleanser of body, mind, and spirit. It could help to detach from negative entities and connections. This lovely and calming stone is also said to reduce stress, tension, and worries.
Angel aura quartz is best kept from bright sunlight.
aqua aura quartz
Aqua aura quartz is a clear quartz treated with gold. It represents protection, healing, and the aura. Aqua aura quartz is said to protect against negative energy and influences. The stone symbolizes self-fulfilment by strengthening your inner potential and reducing obstructions. Aqua aura quartz is the stone of communication and self-expression.
Aqua aura quartz is best kept from bright sunlight.
Aragonite is the skeleton of several marine organisms and comes in various forms and colours. From white to grey, reddish star clusters, yellow-green, and even blue. Blue and Red Agaonite are most popular.
We at Wiezewasjes Love the Aragonite star clusters! The Aragonite star clusters are associated with renewed (emotional) strength, confidence, and maintaining centred and serene in trying circumstances. Aragonite is said to help discharge subconscious held tension and release emotional drama or ego investment relating to past wounds. The perceived soothing, energizing, clearing, cleansing, and balancing properties of Aragonite could be helpful contributors to emotional growth.
Other well-known varieties are Blue Aragonite and Spanish Aragonite.
Aragonite is found in Italy, Greece, Austria, England, Czech Republic, Mexico, Peru, Pakistan, and the USA.
Celestine represents spiritual development and clairvoyance. This stone symbolises prosperity, luck and relying on your own intuition. Celestine is said to improve creativity and calmness and, therefore, be worn by those who speak in public.
Celestine can discolour due to exposure to (bright) sunlight and is best kept away from water.
Chalcopyrite symbolises the truth and is said to increase our cognition and insight. This stone is said to boosts intuition and can help you contact your inner source of power. The stone represents abundance and prosperity. Chalcopyrite is also worn as an aid during meditation and breaking energetic blockage.
It is best not to expose Chalcopyrite to water.
Chrysoprase is a green Chalcedony that derives its name from the Greek words for “golden apple” or “golden leek”. Chrysoprase is a stone of the heart and said to encourage growth and forgiveness. This gem could be a great companion during times of heartbreak. This stone might help look back on relationships that ended badly with a sense of compassion and forgiveness and help overcome bitterness and disappointment. Chrysoprase is said to give strength to the heart, healing feelings of separation and isolation and preparing the heart to be hopeful and open to new relationships. Thank you, next!
Chrysoprase is mainly found in Australia and therefore nicknamed ‘Australian Jade’. Furthermore, the stone is found in Brazil, Madagascar, South Africa, and Russia.
‘...breathe in… breathe out…’ The rumbling sea, a babbling brook.. It’s the weekend or a holiday, or no, it’s… Dumorierite! This blue beauty belongs to the nesosilicates, is pretty rare, and pretty amaaaaazing! This gemstone was named after the French palaeontologist Eugene Dumortier, who discovered the mineral near his home. The stone is also found captured in quartz, this variation is called dumorierite quartz. Dumortierite is known for its opaque blue colour and can look a lot like lapis lazuli or sodalite. It is, therefore, not uncommon for these stones to get confused. However, with a density of 7-8,5 on the Mohs scale, dumorierite is a whole lot tougher! Dumorierite is known to turn white when heated and is, therefore, often used in ceramics!
Did you know that dumorierite was referred to in Africa as ‘water turned to stone’? For some magical and mysterious reason, this gemstone was always found near water! And just like water, the dumorierite is said to have a cooling and calming effect on its wearer. Dumorierite symbolises harmony and patience. It is the stone for all people that could use some rest and relaxation.
Amongst others, dumorierite is found in Europe, the US, South-Africa, and Brazil.
Epidote can range from a yellow-green to deep, dark green or even black colour. This gemstone stands for insight, confidence, and patience. This stone is said to help you take a realistic look at yourself, the situation you find yourself in, and your capabilities. This stone tends to work as a magnifying mirror, so you better be ready to get very real with yourself. Epidote is said to attract what one emanates, giving you a taste of your own medicine, so to speak (whether this is positive or negative). It could help release negativity and embrace new positive patterns, increasing hope for the future and the willingness to pursue one’s dreams. Epidote is a great reminder that what you reap is what you sow.
Epidote is found in Austria, Pakistan, Mexico, Norway, Mozambique, and the USA.
Fluorite represents confidence and structure. It symbolises protection and stability. Fluorite is a great stone to wear when you are studying. It supposedly boosts your concentration levels, helps you to process information quickly and helps to see connections.
Fluorite is associated with the zodiac signs Aquarius and Pisces. Read more on which gemstones match which zodiac signs on this page!
Fluorite can discolour when exposed to sunlight and it best kept from exposure to water.
Hematite has protective and grounding properties. This stone represents harmony and boosts confidence and self-respect. Hematite could strengthen your will to survive and increase willpower. This stone is often worn during exams as the it is thought to boost concentration levels and improve memory.
Make sure your Hematite is not exposed to water.
Hematoiet kwarts bestaat uit Bergkristal met Hematiet. Door het rood-roze uiterlijk, wordt het ook wel de Red Healer genoemd. De naam Hema, is afgeleid van het oude Griekse woord ‘Aima’, wat bloed betekent. Hematoiet kwarts heeft een hardheid van 7 op de schaal van Mohs. Hij wordt voornamelijk gewonnen in Madagaskar.
Hematoiet staat spiritueel gezien voor aardend, beschermend en wilskracht.
Hematoiet hoort bij de sterrenbeelden Ram en Waterman. Lees hier meer over welke edelstenen bij sterrenbeelden horen!
Meet mega babe Howlite! This darling has a density of 3-3.5 on the Mohs scale and belongs to the Borat minerals. Howlite is named after the Canadian mineralogist/geologist/chemist Henry How, who discovered the stone in 1868 on Nova Scotia. 🍁 This Canadian beauty can be recognised by its marble-ish white colour and black veins. Howlite is very porous, which makes it very suitable for durable colouring, just like the chalcedony. Turquoise coloured howlite is super pretty and is officially called Turquenite; we have noticed that turquenite is often sold under the name turquoise. The real turquoise stone is much rarer and more expensive, so pay attention when purchasing this precious gemstone!
Howlite is an incredibly zen stone as it might help with relaxing and grounding. It supports tolerance and helps you relax in times of stress. Insomnia has no chance when howlite is around, and headaches might disappear before you know it! So, grab the nearest yoga mat, Namaste, and have a howlite day!
Amongst others, howlite is found in the United States and Canada.
Howlite is associated with the zodiac sign Libra. Read more on which gemstones match which zodiac signs on this page!
It stole our hearts within seconds, and it’s there for keeps. We’re talking about tough Viking stone Larvikite! With a density of 6-6,5 on the Mohs scale, this rough Norman belongs to the feldspars and contains pieces of quartz. Larvikite is named after Larvik in Norway and is sometimes referred to as blue pearl granite or labrador granite. Did you know that this beauty is excellent for using as a decorative stone for your interior?! (Uhm, hello bathroom completely covered in larvikite!😍) Thanks to its international popularity, larvikite has obtained a status as a Global Heritage Stone Resource. This beauty can be recognized by its radiant blue, silver and black scaled appearance. Mind you! Due to its similar appearance and misleading nickname, larvikite is easily confused with fellow feldspar labradorite.
Larvikite has been assigned both very pragmatic and very spiritual properties. The stone can help to view the world neutrally. Dealing with wet feet? Larvikite is connected to water and the weather and is supposedly used for influencing both! Also, the stone is supposed to have a cooling effect AND helps with connecting to nature ghosts.
Larvikite is found in Norway.
Limonite is not actually one mineral; it is a collective term for iron and oxygen hydroxides. The name Limonite is derived from the Greek word for meadow or swamp as the mineral is often found in these places. This mineral is orange to brown and sometimes even has an earthy red colour similar to clay. The depth of the colour is determined by the amount of iron that is present in each specimen.
Limonite has been used for over 4,000 years. Neolithic cave paintings have shown us that Limonite was used as yellow, brown, and red pigment.
Limonite is thought to hold us close to Mother Earth and provide the necessary strength to stick up for ourselves and move forward during situations of stress and overwhelming anxiety. This mineral’s empowering energy may offer a swift adjustment resulting in increased confidence levels in addition to better decision-making capabilities.
Limonite is very common and can be found all throughout the world, with major deposits located in Austria, France, Australia, the United States, Brazil, and the island of Cyprus.
Limonite is best not exposed to water.
Malacolla is a combination of chrysocolla and malachite. To find out more, see the description of these gemstones. It is best not to expose malacolla to water.
obsidian is a shiny glassy volcanic stone with a hardness of 5 to 5.5. This stone owes its name to the prominent Roman Obsius and has been used for making spearheads and other tools since the Paleolithic Age.
The majority of obsidian has a black to dark brown color, but this stone can also be found in green or gray. Due to slight color and structure differences, one is a wide range of different types of obsidian. The best known types are: black, snowflake, mahogany, rainbow and gold obsidian.
Obsidian represents grounding and cleansing of negativity. Black obsidian is sometimes referred to as a psychic vacuum cleaner. Obsidian can help you recognize where you are holding negative energy and thoughts and help release anger, greed, fear and resentment. This gemstone has a protective energy that could help you stay close to yourself when exposed to negativity.
Prasiolite is a green amethyst with a soft energy. It symbolises balance and grounding, and is believed to help you be guided by your heart and soul.
Prasiolite may discolour when exposed to (bright) sunlight.
Prehnite stimulates personal growth and provides insight into our own patterns and behaviours. The stone represents love, tranquillity, peace, and healing. The stone supposedly improves the senses and boosts analytic thinking.
Prehnite may discolour when exposed to (bright) sunlight.
Pyrite is an insightful stone. It improves self-knowledge and is believed to resurface repressed memories. Pyrite is associated with the zodiac sign Leo. Read more on which gemstones match which zodiac signs on this page!
Pyrite contains iron and can, therefore, rust when exposed to water.
Quattro Quantum is a combination of Chrysocolla, Dioptase, Malachite, and Shattuckite in (Smokey) Quartz. Quattro Quantum is found in Namibia and has a beautiful green-blue colour. Quattro Quantum is said to be both a gentle and powerful gemstone that is associated with balance, healing, protection, and love. This gemstone is said to provide space and peace of mind, helping you stay true to yourself and ward off outside influences. Quattro Quantum is said to be great when it comes to healthy relationships. It could help you redefine love relationships in which you have lost yourself or attract new loving relationships. Quattro Quantum is said to be a good ally in balancing existing relationships as well as helping you get over heartbreak.
Quattro Quantum is best kept from water and bright sunlight.
The name Rhodochrosite refers to the Greek words for its rose-red colour. However, Rhodochrosite can be found in a wide array of colours, ranging from pink to red and yellowish, orange or brown. As pink is the colour expression of love, virtually all pink stones relate to this theme, and therefore, so does Rhodochrosite.
This stone stands for self-love and compassion and is said to help with emotional healing and the recovery of lost memories and forgotten gifts. Rhodochrosite carries a tender and loving energy that soothes the heart and comforts the soul. This gemstone might be a great friend when you need some help with self-forgiveness and feel like rediscovering some of that childlike playfulness!
Though the most important deposit of Rhodochrosite is in Argentina, this gemstone is also found in Africa, Brazil, Peru, Russia, Romania, and the United States.
This pink gemstone decorates lots of Russian palaces. Rhodonite’s name is derived from the Greek ‘rhodon’ (pink), and it belongs to the inosilicates. This babushka can be recognised by its opaque, salmon pink colour (thanks to manganese) with black dendrite details that stand out. There are also transparent rhodonites, but those are very rare. With its density of 6 on the Mohs scale, it is a relatively soft gemstone. Rhodonite has the reputation of being one of the most challenging stones to facet, which is why most stones are polished cabochon.
Not only is this beauty used in jewellery quite a lot, but it is also very suitable as decoration. They were huge fans of rhodonite in Tsarist Russia. Huge rhodonite vases, lamps, ornaments and even sarcophaguses stem from that time period. Some of which can be admired in the Hermitage in Sint Petersburg.
Traditionally, rhodonite is seen as the stone of luck and happiness. It has a soft energy that slowly but certainly softens the raw edges of intense experiences. Rhodonite is like a warm blanket to psychological wounds. This stone is said to strengthen compassion, patience, intuition, and emotional balance. Are you in need of some sincere, tender energy? Rhodonite is the cuddly grandma that everybody secretly needs in their life.
Amongst others, rhodonite can be found in Russia, China, Australia, Japan, Sweden, Tanzania, the United States, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, South-Africa and the United Kingdom.
Rutile Quartz is a combination of clear- or smokey quartz with inclusions of rutile. These rutile inclusions often resemble gold, silver, or copper coloured fine metallic hairs. Rutilated quartz is the stone of amplification, acceleration, and attunement. It is said to hold a synergistic effect with the energising and grounding energies of clear- and smokey quartz. Like most quartz, rutilated quartz is said to be programmable and could be used to amplify the energy of an intention or affirmation.
This special gemstone could help expand one's awareness and help know if a person or situation carries good or bad vibes. Rutilated quartz can bring a joyful vibration that can help you feel less overwhelmed by life's responsibilities and lighten the road ahead.
Most rutilated quartz comes from Brazil or Madagascar.
Sapphire is said to have a very positive effect on the psyche. The stone represents calmness, mental health, wisdom, and insight. Sapphire is believed to provide a clear mind and stimulate level-headed, critical, targeted, and concentrated thinking.
Serpentine derives its name from its green colour and smooth surfaces resembling snakeskin. This gemstone’s colour can vary from a pale yellow-green to deep forest-green, to almost black. Serpentine is often mistaken for Jade due to its similar colour & texture and is sometimes referred to as ‘green marble’.
Serpentine stands for flexibility and balance and is said to help release the fear of change and hardship. It could help give perspective, be less self-centred and increase one’s willingness to compromise and spend time and effort contributing to the greater good. This gemstone is believed to bring emotional and spiritual balance. Serpentine might help look ahead to the future with expectation and excitement and could, therefore, help reclaim authority over one’s life.
Serpentine is found in Afghanistan, Africa, China, New Zealand, Turkey, and the USA.
It is best not to expose Serpentine to water.
Ever heard of Shattuckite? We have been able to get our hands on this rare inosilicate with a density of 3,5 on the Mohs scale, and we’re never letting go! Shattuckite is named after the copper mine Shattuck in the American state of Arizona. The stone can be recognised by its semi-transparent, speckled blue, and sometimes green, appearance. The stone tends to look quite like chrysocolla and malacolla, so be careful that you don’t confuse them! Shattuckite is copper-bearing and often found near malachite.
This beauty is believed to stimulate paranormal communication with higher powers and alien creatures; yep, you’ve read it correctly, E.T. phones home! 🖖👽The stone is connected to the elements water and air and is said to raise vibrations. This stone represents truth and wisdom. Hotheads amongst us that often see the world through a red haze may greatly benefit from its calming effect!
Amongst others, shattuckite can be found in the United States, Namibia, South-Africa, Argentina, Germany and Austria.
“… I seem to be what I’m not, you see…” When The Platters released their single ‘The Great Pretender’ in 1955, this sentence could just as well have been about our con artist. Why? Because there are few gemstones with such an illustrious career as Spinel! Firstly, spinel is not just one gemstone, but, like garnet, actually involves a group of minerals. This group contains, amongst others: gahnite, hercynite, ceylonite and galaxite. Secondly, this beauty has worked itself up from the deeper nooks of the earth into the comfortable setting of many crown jewels under the pretence of being a ruby or sapphire. Below, you can find a list of the most famous spinels:
• The Black Princess Ruby: a red spinel of 170 carats on the British Imperial State crown
• The Timur Ruby: a red spinel of 361 carats on a necklace that belongs to the British Queen Victoria
• The Imperial Crown of Russia contains a red spinel of 398.72 carats
• The St.-Wenzel crown of the Bohemian crown jewels contains 44 spinels
Even though spinel belongs to the oxides, just like the two Korunds, it is slightly softer despite its impressive density of 8 on the Mohs scale. The century-old misconception is understandable, though: spinel is mostly found in the same mines as korund, is also found in both transparent and opaque form and, finally, also exists in almost every colour shade. From blue to purple to red, they all speak to our imaginations strongly. When a virtually shadowless pink-red type of spinel surfaced in Myanmar during the second Star Wars craze, it was lovingly named the Jedi-spinel (‘cause it ain’t got no dark side).
Spinel is Augusts’ birthstone and associated with the 22nd marriage anniversary. This powerhouse has been assigned a strong manly energy. It gives power, activates, and is believed to be a great shield against negative feelings. In the same way that the stone has fought its way up courageously, wearing a spinel represents courage, wealth, and success! It is clear that the spinel belongs to gemstones’ absolute royalty, so let’s wave and may the force be with you!
Spinel can be found worldwide. The most important mines, however, are located in Asia.
Titanium Quartz provides a strong foundation for a happy, relaxed attitude. This stone represents strength and energy. Titanium quartz is said to boost concentration levels and make you more purposeful. With titanium quartz, the trust in your capacities can grow! Bye-bye imposter syndrome! This gem may help to deal with things in a more calm and flexible manner.
It is best not to expose titanium quartz to sunlight and running water.
Titanium Aura provides a strong foundation for a happy, relaxed attitude. It represents both mental and physical power and energy. This stone can support concentration, make you more purposeful, and boost self-confidence. Titanium aura is known for its cheerful effect and may provide you with the tranquillity and resilience to better handle upsetting situations.
It is best not to expose titanium aura to water and (bright) sunlight.
Tourmalined Quartz is a Clear Quartz with crystals of Black Tourmaline (Schorl) running through it and is mostly found in Brazil. Toumalined Quartz is associated with purification and recovery from negative influences. This unusual combination of gemstones is said to create a unique energy that could be described as a psychic vacuum cleaner, clearing out bad vibes, restoring dynamic balance, and promoting general well-being. Wearing Tourmalined Quartz is said to feel like a bubble of light, keeping negativity at bay while enhancing overall awareness. This gemstone could promote clear thinking and help you feel both enlightened and grounded.
Tourmalined Quartz is associated with the zodiac sign Libra. Read more on which gemstones match which zodiac signs on this page!
Trolleiet is een zeldzame blauw-groene edelsteen met een olie-achtige glans welke voor het eerst ontdekt werd in Zweden. Nu liggen de belangrijkste vindplaatsen in de Minas Gerais regio in Brazilië. De steen groeit oorspronkelijk in kleine prismavormige kristallen, helemaal ingekapseld door kwarts. Het mineraal heeft een hardheid van 5,5 tot 6 op de schaal van Mohs.
Spiritueel gezien staat Trolleiet voor verbinding, kalmte en verheldering en kan hij ondersteunend werken tijdens meditaties. Trolleiet wordt niet gerelateerd aan een sterrenbeeld of een bepaalde maand en is dus passend voor iedereen!
Trolleite wordt niet gerelateerd aan één bepaald sterrenbeeld of één bepaalde maand en is dus passend voor iedereen! Lees hier meer over welke edelstenen bij sterrenbeelden horen!
Sunstone derives its name from the warm colour and reflectiveness, resembling sunlight. This orange to red-brown gemstone with sparkling inclusions is said to hold a rich and positive spectrum of energies. Sunstone is the Yang to Moonstone’s Yin energy. It is associated with enlightened male energy, leadership, strength, kind-heartedness, and an abundance of blessings. This gemstone is said to help harness leadership qualities, helping one to find self-discipline and help those who feel held back by fear or self-doubt melt away the sense of unworthiness. Historically, leadership has often meant using power for personal gain or power over the will of others. Sunstone is said to promote leadership by taking responsibility and utilising knowledge and mental clarity for the higher good of all.
Sunstone is found in India, Canada, Norway, Russia, the USA.