Got the name from its origin Mount Vesuvius in Italy, where it was first found amongst the lava. Vesuvianite also known as ‘idocrase’ is derived from Greek words ‘idea’ meaning ‘likeness’ and ‘krasis’ meaning ‘mixture’ which is apt for this crystal since its a mixture of certain minerals.
This stone is available in colors green, yellowish tone & blue; semi transparent to translucent options, transparent ones being the most commonly used for jewelry. From the colors available, the most popular variety are the ones in light green which have very close resemblance to Jade and are known for their multiple healing properties.
Vesuvianite is a birthstone for people having zodiac signs of Capricorn and Sagittarius. The people under these signs are the fastest to be affected by the healing properties of this stone. Vesuvianite stones positively effects not one but two chakras namely, heart chakra and solar plexus chakra. It is a powerful stone and influences you to follow the desire of your heart and also clear the confusion of choosing the career pathway. It also helps in letting go of the ego as well as the fear of the superior power which helps you to take beneficial risks. The healing properties of Vesuvianite are mainly associated with the inner peace and the heart, making it highly recommended for those suffering from depression.