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Introduction to the Meaning and Uses of Tiffany Stone
Gazing into a fine cross-section of Tiffany Stone is a spiritual journey unto itself, soothing the mind and stimulating it at the same time. The eye travels the beautiful patterns taking in the whole, trying to decide which of its lavender and violet swirls, black and silver veins, or gold intrusions to examine more closely. All too quickly images form…a heavenly universe, an underground cave, a creek bed meandering the mountains…. Ultimately the decision is to simply explore them all.
This lovely stone engenders a light-hearted freedom, whether it is in meditation, connecting to spiritual realms, finding creative inspiration, or just learning to “be” in the moment. It is ideal for releasing stress and pent up emotions, clearing blockages of the meridians and chakras, and allowing positive energy to flow. This high-vibrational, energizing stone carries a soft frequency that nurtures the mind, stimulating and opening the Crown and Higher Crown Chakras, and increasing one’s intuition and metaphysical abilities.[Hall II, 337-338][Gienger, 39][thebesttiffanystone.com]
Tiffany Stone is composed primarily of Opalized Fluorite which produces its signature blend of rich purples, blue-violets, lavenders, and creams. It is usually brecciated with interwoven veins or patches of Quartz, Chalcedony, Dolomite, Rhodonite, Manganese oxides (blacks), Bertrandite (white, pink or yellow, containing Beryllium), Beryl, and/or solid white or translucent-yellowish Opal. It has a hardness on the Mohs scale ranging from 4 to 7 depending on the concentration of minerals, and forms in nodules that vary in size from very small to over 100 pounds. The wonder of Tiffany Stone is in its beauty, and each unique formation is secret until the rock has been opened. [mindat.org][www.spiritrockshop.com][thebesttiffanystone.com][www.shopic.com]
Tiffany Stone is extremely rare and valuable, found in only one place on earth, the Brush Wellman Beryllium Mine in the Topaz-Spor Mountains of Juab County in western Utah, USA. It was unearthed in the 1960’s with the discovery of Bertrandite, the principal mineral mined for its Beryllium content, though it contains less than 1%. Beryllium is a silver-gray metallic element, non-magnetic, stronger than steel and lighter than aluminum, used in the aerospace, telecommunications, information technology, defense, medical, and nuclear industries. Brush Wellman’s mine and refining plant, now called Materion Brush, is the sole source of processed Beryllium in the U.S. and the only known fully-integrated Beryllium company in the world. The extraction process involves crushing massive amounts of material which yield only 1 to 2 percent of Beryllium ore, and is the reason Tiffany Stone is so rare, and consequently expensive, as very few survive this extraction process. [mindat.org][www.spiritrockshop.com][thebesttiffanystone.com][www.osha.gov][beryllium.eu][www.shopic.com]
At one time the remote Brush Wellman Mine was open to collectors, though it has been closed to the public for many years. The most beautiful specimens of Tiffany Stone are from what is referred to as “Old Stock” material and came from the miners bringing out pieces, or from people allowed to collect the rock off private land. There is very little “old stock” left, and as mine operations policies have tightened, there is precious little authentic Tiffany Stone being released from owners for sale today. While the new material may not be as stunning as “old stock” stones, it will not affect the metaphysical properties. Buyers should be aware of inexpensive imitations and choose reputable dealers who have no trouble disclosing the origin of the material they sell. [Hall II, 337][www.spiritrockshop.com][www.shopic.com]
The name Tiffany Stone is often erroneously attributed to Tiffany & Co. of New York because the slabs resemble Tiffany glass lampshades, though it is more often linked to a miner who picked up the nodules for his daughter, Tiffany (sometimes named as Tiffany Harris). Tiffany Stone is sometimes referred to as Opal Fluorite, Bertrandite, Beryllium Ore, and even Ice Cream Opalite for its creamy swirled appearance. (Though there is a true Opalite composed of Dolomite, Quartz and Fluorite, not Tiffany Stone, the term Opalite is almost always used for synthetic opalized glass used in jewelry, and to promote impure Common Opal.) [mindat.org][www.spiritrockshop.com][thebesttiffanystone.com][www.shopic.com]
Note: As Beryllium is toxic, Tiffany Stone should be worn or used only in polished form, and gem essences should be prepared by the indirect method. [Hall II, 338]
Tiffany Stone Uses and Purposes
Tiffany Stone inspires the need for decluttering one’s life, not only for simplifying and tidying one’s physical environment, but for recognizing and releasing emotional baggage or people that no longer serves one’s better good. Its essence encourages freedom and ease, and living unencumbered. [Hall II, 338][Gienger, 39]
Tiffany Stone enhances clear thought and mental sharpness, and is an ideal support stone for academic study. [Hall II, 338]
Wear, carry or hold Tiffany Stone to enhance intuition, telepathy, clairvoyance, clairaudience, or other channeled information and to clarify its meaning and purpose. [Hall II, 338][thebesttiffanystone.com]
Also known as Purple Passion, Tiffany Stone stimulates the libido and may be used to increase the flow of sexual energy. It is highly beneficial for tantric practices. [Hall II, 338]
Tiffany Stone Healing Therapies - Overview
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Tiffany Stone Physical Healing
With a high Fluorite content, Tiffany Stone is believed to strengthen bones and ligaments, and is beneficial for tendonitis, arthritis and osteoarthritis. It is also thought to aid in treatments for allergies, problems of the skin and respiratory tract, infections, and cough. [Hall II, 338][Gienger, 39]
Tiffany Stone is reputed to energize the endocrine system, boost hormones, and assist in regulating reproduction and sexual function. [Hall II, 338][thebesttiffanystone.com]
Tiffany Stone Emotional Healing Energy
Tiffany Stone is a marvelous support for the emotional body, alleviating blockages and clarifying thought, helping one to be more open and receptive to others and to change. It bolsters mental strength and the ability to express one’s natural feelings, both positive and negative, and to verbalize feelings that have been hidden or of which one may be ashamed. Tiffany Stone relieves tension and worries from the past, and brings an effortlessness and gentleness to one’s life. It empowers one to be more objective, inventive, and to live joyously in the present. [Hall II, 338][Gienger, 39][thebesttiffanystone.com]
Tiffany Stone is superb for clearing blockages in all the meridians and chakras, and is especially stimulating for the Crown and Higher Crown Chakras.
The Crown Chakra is located at the top of the head, and is our gateway to the expanded universe beyond our bodies. It controls how we think, and how we respond to the world around us. It is the fountainhead of our beliefs and the source of our spirituality. It connects us to the higher planes of existence and is the source of universal energy and truth. When the Crown is in balance, our energies are in balance. We know our place in the universe and see things as they are. We are unruffled by setbacks, knowing they are an essential part of life. Imbalances of the Crown Chakra are treated with Violet or Lavender crystals. Their rays embody the universal life force of magic, dreams, inspiration, and destiny.
The Higher Crown Chakras are located above the head and are aligned with high vibrational White and Lavender/White crystals. They are attuned to higher, more spiritually enlightened things, and embody true humility. They provide a soul connection and the highest self-illumination, as well as providing a cosmic doorway to other worlds. They represent personal identification with the Infinite, and oneness with God, peace and wisdom.
Tiffany Stone Spiritual Energy
Tiffany Stone channels a sweet, spiritual essence, a high-vibrational energy that opens the Crown and Higher Crown Chakras and connects to multi-dimensions and the highest of guidance. It encourages following one’s path wherever it might lead, and supports the soul in its quest. Tiffany Stone is a beautiful vehicle for Spirit, and is exceptional for communication and interpretation of psychically received information. [Hall II, 337-338][thebesttiffanystone.com]
Tiffany Stone centers around a dominant Violet color energy. Violet stones display the darker hue of winter’s majesty, the time just after the winter solstice. It inspires awe, and invites a feeling of mystery and magic, nobility and luxury. It is one of the most powerful rays in nature, helping us interpret our dreams and inspiring us to great deeds and accomplishments. Dark violet crystals are dream talismans, providing insight and giving us a window to the soul beyond ordinary understanding. Lavender talismans, the lighter shade of violet, provide not only the wisdom of self, but focuses on our feelings and understanding our hidden yearnings. They’re crystals of the free, unfettered intellect and heart.
The endless paths and patterns and currents of color make Tiffany Stone an ideal tool for meditation and reflection, with a calm, soothing energy and an ease for opening the mind. It provides a safe environment for creative dream work and astral travel, and is highly effective for connection to Spirit and expanding one’s psychic abilities.
Tiffany Stone is one of the few opaque gems used in divination, and is primarily used as a dream stone, and for assistance in interpreting dreams. To use it for this purpose, place it under the pillow at night or near the bed to capture the dream essence, and upon wakening hold it to the Third Eye for several minutes until the dream and its meaning reenters the mind.
Tiffany Stone varies in shades from deep violet to lavender. If your birthday falls in the following period, a Tiffany Stone of the color listed can be a valuable conduit to your Guardian Angel. The table also provides the name of the Guardian Angel of those born in the time period.
|Date||Crystal Color||Name of Guardian Angel|
There are other Angels that are partial to Tiffany Stone. The table below gives you information about them.
|Purpose||Crystal Color||Name of Angel|
|Master of the 13th Tarot Card “Death”. associated with Aquarius.||Lt. Violet||Barchiel|
|Master of the 12th Tarot Card “The Hanged Man”.||Lt. Violet||Taliahad|
|Guardian of the Twenty-Eighth Mansion of the Moon which is Pisces.||Violet||Amnixiel|
|Jeremiel helps to Heal your Emotions.||Violet||Jeremiel|
|Mastema helps you Deal with Adversity.||Violet||Mastema|
|Protector and Ruler of the dates Sept.18-23; Virgo.||Violet||Menadel|
|Michael is the Beauty Angel, Tree of Life. He is the Ruler of Sunday and the Sun. Michael is also the Master of the 19th Tarot Card “The Sun” and the 20th Tarot Card “Judgement”. He also helps you Heal Fear and Nervousness as well as being the ,aster of the East wind and the Angel of Sound Sleep, Repentance, and Truth.||Violet||Michael|
|Guardian of the Seventh Mansion of the Moon; Gemini.||Violet||Scheliel|
|Master of the 8th Tarot Card “Strength”.||Violet||Sheratiel|
Tiffany Stone honors Minerva, the Etruscan and Roman Goddess of Wisdom. She is considered the incarnate of intellect and wisdom, and inspires creativity, new ideas, and art.
Tiffany Stone honors Cerridwen, the Welsh Goddess of Inspiration and Knowledge. She rules the gifts of prophecy and magic, and powers death and rebirth. She is the guardian of spiritual transformation.
Tiffany Stone honors Vac, the Hindu Goddess of the Spoken Word. She is the source of wisdom and the ability to communicate it to others. She was the one who uttered the OM of creation, and is the mother of the four sacred Vedas.
Tiffany Stone may also be used to honor Chirakan-Ixmucane, the Mayan Creator Goddess, and Violet crystals honors Sophia, Goddess of Wisdom and contradiction personified. She is the story of being lost then regained, the wisdom of understanding, doubting, and spiritual exploration without dogma.
There are several ways to find an appropriate birthstone. The traditional one is listed first. These are from the popular lists that most people are familiar with. The second way is to find your natural birthstone by the color wheel of life. You can click on the Natural Birthstone graphic below to learn more. Finally many people use the traditional stones of the Zodiac.
In this section you will find information on all three approaches.
Tiffany Stone is not a traditional or historical birthstone
Tiffany Stone which is violet in color is one of the natural birthstones of those born at the time when the year is new, just after the winter solstice (December 21 - January 19). Violet crystals bring you intuition, magic, dreams, and imagination.
Tiffany Stone is a zodiac stone for those born under the sign of Pisces as winter makes way for spring, from February 19 to March 20. Pisces’ symbol is two fish swimming in the opposite directions of each other, and illustrates the problem of dealing with conflicting emotions and goals. Pisceans love making friends and being around them, and often put their friends’ interests and needs before their own. They are very empathetic and enjoy giving gifts. They are quite resilient in life, and are successful in the businesses of art, music, marketing, and drama.
Tiffany Stone is a Seeker Transformer crystal. Seekers contain a crystal energy structure that aligns the natural energy of the crystal to the natural power of the human mind in finding the way to new horizons and new capabilities. They’re pointers, directors, and compasses; the fresh start crystals. These are talismans of the scientist, the adventurer, the hunter, wanderer, and explorer. They’re also crystals of the student and the researcher.
Transformer crystals enhance efforts to change our situations, prospects, health, outlook or relationships. By transforming ourselves we transform our lives. We learn to dance, speak a new language, grow stronger, or become a better spouse or child. Seeker crystals with the earth power of the Transformer are excellent talismans to aid our efforts to grow, develop new capabilities and change our lives.
Tiffany Stone utilizes Fire energy. Fire energy is the energy of enthusiasm, warmth, brightness, illumination and activity. It is Yang in nature. It is the energy of heat, action, emotion and passion - of ideas, of concepts, and sex. It is traditionally associated with the south area of a home or room, and with the fame and reputation area of your dwelling. Use its energy to give your life the boost it needs to enhance your standing in the community and within your family.
Tiffany Stone in Ancient Lore and Legend
Tiffany Stone is a newly found stone and does not have any ancient legends.
The symbols [ ] enclose the author's name and a page number for a reference cited from the following books:
[Ahsian, pp.] Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian, The Book of Stones (Berkley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 2007).
[Altman, pp.] Jennifer Altman, Gem and Stone: Jewelry of Earth, Sea, and Sky. (San Francisco, Chronicle Books, 2012)
[Eason, pp. ]Cassandra Eason, The New Crystal Bible (London: Carlton Books Ltd., 2010).
[Fernie, pp.] William T. Fernie, The Occult and Curative Powers of Precious Stones (Blauvelt, NY: Rudolph Steiner Publications, 1973).
[Gienger, pp.] Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals (Scotland: Earthdancer Books, 2009).
[Hall, pp.] Judy Hall, The Crystal Bible (Cincinnati, OH: Walking Stick Press, 2003).
[Hall 2, pp.]Judy Hall, The Crystal Bible 2 (Cincinnati, OH: Walking Stick Press, 2009).[Hall III, pp.] Judy Hall, 101 Power Crystals (Beverly, MA: Fair Winds Press, 2011).
[Kunz, pp.] George Frederick Kunz, The Curious Lore of Precious Stones (New York: Dover Publications, 1971).
[Lembo, pp.] Margaret Lembo The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals, & Stones (Woodbury, MN: Llewellyn Worldwide, 2013).
[Lecouteux, pp.] Claude Lecouteux, A Lapidary of Sacred Stones (Rochester, VT: Inner Traditions, U.S. edition, 2012).
[Margherita,pp.] Margherita, The Crystal Lotus Handbook (Ontario, Canada: The Crystal Lotus, 2010).
[Megemont, pp.] Florence Megemont, The Metaphysical Book of Gems and Crystals (Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press, 2008).
[Mella, pp.] Dorothee L. Mella, Stone Power II (Albuquerque, NM: Brotherhood of Life, Inc., 1986).
[Melody, pp.] Melody, Love Is In The Earth (Wheat Ridge, CO: Earth-Love Publishing House, 1995).
[Raphaell, pp.] Katrina Raphaell, Crystal Enlightenment (Santa Fe, NM: Aurora Press, 1985)
[Simmons, pp.] Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian, The Book of Stones (Berkley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 2007).