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Blackstar Jewelry

Quality, Hand-Crafted, Sterling Silver Jewelry from Nepal.

Astrophilite

Astrophyllite is heavy, soft and fragile. Astrophyllite forms a bladed, radiating stellate aggregate S Matrix mineral usually found in cavities and fissures in felsic igneous rocks. Big-flattened crystals shift color from brown to flashy bronze as the stone is moved. Bright gold flashy dendrites is a very rare brown to gold-yellow hydrous potassium iron titanium silicate mineral.

Chemical composition: 
K2Na (Fe++,Mn)7Ti2Si8O26(OH)4
Color: 
Brown, Brownish-red, Bronze, Yellow.
Lustre: 
Adamantine - pearly
Hardness: 
3.3-3.34
Crystal system: 
Triclinic - Pedial
Origin: 
Russia (Kola Peninsula)
Healing properties*: 
Gently calms over-activity in any area of the body; clarifies personal goals.
Folklore: 
From the Greek for “star and leaf."

* Scientific proof may not be available to substantiate these claims.