Dioptase on Matrix
This Dioptase on Matrix specimen shows off spectacular, vibrant green Dioptase on the matrix it grew on. This piece holds incredible natural green tones, characteristic of this unusual mineral.
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Forgiveness, compassion, release of karmic patterns, prosperity
Zodiac Signs: Sagittarius, Scorpio, Virgo
Dioptase Crystal Healing Properties
Dioptase is thought to heal the heart by helping to free us from the limits of our past. As such, it allows us to embody our fullest potential with joy and peace. Furthermore, it is believed to help us forgive and release karmic patterns, empowering us to be our true selves. Similarly, it may help release perceived feelings of lack and encourages a prosperity consciousness.
History and Uses
Dioptase was known to the prehistoric world. Three Neolithic pottery statues dated 7200BC were found with their eyes outlined with Dioptase paint. It was more recently rediscovered in a mine in Kazakhstan in the 18th century. At first, it was mistaken for Emerald due to its vibrant green colour. In 1797, it was named by the French mineralogist Rene Just Hauy after the Greek words dia “through” and optos “visible” referring to the way in which it can be seen to cleave in three directions inside the crystals.
Dioptase is a copper silicate mineral with a hardness of 5. Its prismatic crystals terminate in rhomboidal faces. It is found in arid climates in Chile, Namibia, Russia and the USA.
I forgive and release all the old patterns which have held me back, and I accept with an open heart the many blessings of my life.