|Color||Light pink, also white, gray, yellowish, greenish.|
|Crystal System|| Triclinic|
|Fracture||Uneven to concoidal|
|Hardness||6 - 6.5 Mohs scale|
|Luster||vitreous to dull|
|Transparency||Transparent, Translucent, Opaque|
|Specific gravity||2.65 - 2.69|
|Refractive index||1.543 - 1.564|
|Birefringence||0.007 - 0.011|
the gem market, Andesine is not much popular since although the mineral is
found in abundance in many rock forms on the earths crust the transparent
variety is rare. But its cousin stone Labradorite is much popular because of
its enhancing red color. The name Andesine-Labradorite is more widely accepted
but Andesine is also used. The Andesine derives its name from the Andes
Mountains of South America where it is found in abundance. Andesine is found in
a wide variety of colors like red, orange, champagne, yellow and green. While 1
carat of green stone is around 30 USD, the red variety is much costly and the
price is as high as 232 USD for one carat.
uses and properties:
gemstone will aid in healing skin and muscular disarray.
you cannot achieve your dream or goal, wearing an Andesine may help you find
the eccentric ways to achieve the goal.
will help you to solve problems or arguments in a relationship with your
partner which is not showing any sign to end.
is popular as a stone of creativity. It stimulates imagination by emphasizing
one to brood over new ideas.
precious gemstone is believed to find out lost goods which one has a faint hope
of finding out.
feldspar solves problems associated with self-awareness and self-love.
you are going through a changed social or work place setting, and cannot quite
blend yourself up with the new environment, you may consider wearing an
imparts strength and perseverance, banishing fear and insecurities.
Labradorite or the red variety works for good health. The charms of its
enchanting light shows effects on eyes, brain, rheumatism and menstrual cycle.
can calm down your overactive mind by keeping this stone near you. It will
relieve all the stress and anxiety affecting the peace and harmony of life.