Gemstone of the Day for August 25th is Bavenite

Gemstone of the Day



                                      Bavenite is named after the type locality of Baveno, Piedmont, Italy.

Hardness: 5.5                  
Specific Gravity: 2.7             
Chemistry: Ca4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2                
Class: Silicates                
Crystallography: Orthorhombic                 
Cleavage: perfect        
Fracture: uneven                     
Streak: white                    
Luster: vitreous – pearly

Healing: Bavenite is used to treat disorders of speech, hearing, sight, smell and touch.

Workings: Bavenite is used to provide incentive to grow spiritually, emotionally, and intellectually. It is used to enhance one’s self image. Bavenite is associated with the astrological sign of Libra and vibrates to the Master numbr 33.

Chakra Applications: Bavenite is associated with the Throat chakra.

Foot Notes: Bavenite is a rare silicate that forms radial crystals in shades of white. It is found in beryllium-rich granite pegmatites.
Author: Crick