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Blackstar Jewelry

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

Brookite in Quartz

Brookite is a titanium oxide stone . May occur in combination with minerals such as albite, rutile and anatase. Commonly formed in low temperature alpine quartz veins and cavities in metamorphosed schists and gneiss, as well as placer deposits. Brookite is orthorhombic and one of the four naturally occurring polymorphs. ( minerals with the same composition but different structures of titanium dioxide. Usually formed in low temperature alpine - quartz veins and cavities in metamorphosed schists and gneiss, as well as placer deposits.

Chemical composition: 
Ti02
Color: 
Black, dark grey or shades of brown.
Lustre: 
Adamantine, submetallic
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6
Crystal system: 
Tetragonal
Origin: 
Brazil and Pakistan
Healing properties*: 
Brookite expands awareness and intuition. Its a high vibration quartz that has a powerful effect within the higher chakras to heal and balance scattered energies. Brookite is often called the Crystal of awareness. It balances and opens up the chi energy flow throughout the whole upper body. Increases circulation and lets more oxygen flow throughout the body.
Folklore: 
Named after the English mineralogist, Henry James Brucke ( 1771 - 1857

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