Hackmanite & Sodalite Specimens
Also Known As: Chameleon Stone, Chameleon Crystal, Stone of Eternal Belonging
Size: ~ 1 x 1 x 1 cm
Weight: 1-3 g
Product Type: One of a Kind
Hackmanite is a rare variety of Sodalite that is notably high in sulphur, that was first discovered in Greenland in 1896, later named after Finnish geologist Victor Axel Hackman. It appears violet when initially mined, but rapidly changes to grey or greenish-white when exposed to sunlight, this changeability is referred to as tenebrescence (some Hackmanite has the reverse color change). Hackmanite possesses the very rare ability to slowly return the violet color when stored in a dark place or exposed to Ultraviolet lighting; heat treatment destroys this effect.
This relatively small specimen sure pack in some dynamic color. The initial photos, were taken under regular lighting. After exposing the piece to the black-light, some of the violet color did indeed return, and is slow to fade, incredible! This piece would be great for meditation, travel, an altar, collection, or even on display in the home or office.
Hackmanite is known as the Chameleon Stone, for it's ability to change color, and the Stone of Eternal Belonging as it is thought to helpful to sufferers of anxiety, fear, and harassment. It is believed to enhance confidence, self-esteem, self-worth, happiness, while strengthening self-acceptance and forgiveness. It encourages us to embrace openness, let go of rigid mindsets, and live in full and complete expression. A supportive crystal that reminds us to be authentic, and stand up for our beliefs without fear of judgement of criticism.
You are purchasing the exact piece in the photographs.
Due to the nature of photography techniques and natural products, size, color, and style may vary slightly from photos.