Welcome to the world of Australian Crystals our hidden gems. We are all part of this lucky country that incorporates the crystal realm. Our crystals carry the energy of this fine land and so do we. To honor our land, mother earth, and our connection with the crystals that are birthed from this great land.
Smoky Quartz is hand fossicked and is often a mix of Smoky, Amethyst, Clear Quartz, Obsidian, and Citrine with Candle Quartz growth on the side (these are the protruding small white pieces), some are also Elestial formation (which is caused by fast growth trapped acid that erodes, resulting in a skeleton look). Other Smoky Quartz have another crystal growing from the inside out or the reverse or have attached to the side during the growth phase, making the piece a manifestation. Smoky Quartz is an excellent grounding stone and also enhances attentiveness to the moment. They gently dissolve negative energies and blockages, helping to bring the mind and heart into unison.
Citron Chrysoprase helps with tuning into your heart to see what is for your highest and best good in all situations. Sit in meditation and see what is delivered. This stone is very soft, gentle, and has a feminine energy that will help with perception, wisdom, self-confidence, and thinking out of the box. It will also show you how beautiful and soft the heart can be.
Petrified wood can be formed from several varieties, mainly Araucaria, which is found along the edges of the Kennedy Ranges about one hundred miles inland from Carnarvon, Western Australia. Petrified wood begins its life as a seed grows into a tree, and is washed into the ocean where it becomes driftwood. The driftwood is then devoured by clams and shipworms. On becoming waterlogged the wood sank to the ocean floor. The holes within the timber fill with sediment from the ocean bottom and this begins the certification process and transformation from wood to stone. The light coloured areas visible in the gemstones were previously the boreholes from the original wood.
For centuries, sapphires have been associated with wealth and royalty. There are many myths and legends featuring sapphires as magical healing or protection stones. In 1200 BC, Helen of Troy’s beauty was believed to be associated with a magical star sapphire. A Star is found in some cut Sapphires and this is visible, to the eye out in the sunshine or under certain lights, when 2 or 3 intersecting lines glow giving a star or asterisk appearance. This can be due to the inclusion of certain minerals formed in the stone.
King Solomon who lived around 1000 BCE was reported to be a big fan of sapphires.
In the late 1800s and early 1900s, most of the sapphires from Australia ended up in Europe as many of the miners in the Central Queensland gem fields originally came from Russia and either sent the gems home or more likely returned home with their newfound wealth.
Sapphires are not only the deep shades of blue commonly associated with them. Sapphires grace the colours of the rainbow and each brings with it the associated energies to harmonize with your own energies.
Yellow Sapphires are a stone of prosperity and wealth and are excellent for business and life in general. Yellow Sapphire is an exciting and joyful stone that overcomes fear and procrastination bringing in new ideas and following through until fruition.
Blue Sapphires are excellent for channeling and relaying information from the Higher Realms. Blue Sapphires open the vision of the third eye and communication and flow of truth from the throat chakra. Increase your focus and clarity of intention towards a particular goal with blue sapphire. Traditionally blue sapphires are gifted between long term partners in relationships as they invite, recognize, and promote loyalty.
Green Sapphire is a very soft and gentle stone opening the floodgates for prosperity and love to come into all aspects of your life. As a heart guardian stone it not only assists you to open your heart to receiving and giving love but it also acts as a protector against energies not of the highest intention.
The name Mookaite originates from the location where it is found in, Mooka Creek which is a part of the Kennedy Ranges of Western Australia. Mooks in Aboriginal means running waters. Mookaite reminds us of the sacred knowledge within each of us. Mookaite shows us the movement of life, the ebb, and flow of our untapped strengths. By letting go of what doesn’t matter, we will automatically sink into the flow of life and the Heart of the Earth and are then able to move more freely, and happily in our heart-centered way.
Zircon has been found in the Eastern Australian states of Tasmania, New South Wales, and Queensland. Zircon assists us to open up to the higher realms and to be a vehicle for the spirit to work through. Zircon helps us to manifest dreams into reality by uniting our spiritual and physical energy bodies. Zircon will help remove toxins from the body and clear all chakras.
Australian opals are debatably the most well known Australian gemstone and for this reason they will be the feature crystal of their own blog post so stay tuned and make sure you are following the blog and Facebook page for updates.
All the above Australian crystals are gifts from the heart of the earth. The earth is showing us the way forward, how to heal and grow in harmony with the natural rhythms. We have an abundance of crystals all over this fine land of ours to utilise, play with and especially to love and be grateful to for. We are truly gifted living in this great land called Australia. Why not drop by into Heart of the Earth when you are in Byron Bay, in the Industrial Estate and enjoy our selection of Australian crystals and gemstones we have on display in our showcase?
Enjoy the ride.