Sunday, November 11, 2007

Sphene or Titanite?

Sphene also called titanite for its titanium content, is a fairly unusual gemstone that until a very few years ago was virtually unknown to most jewelry consumers.

The use of sphene as this gemstones name has been discredited by the International Mineralogical Association Commission on New Minerals and Mineral Names (CNMMN) and titanite is the approved name.

However, sphene persists as the informal name for titanite gemstones and recent finds in Brazil and the Far East have brought more and more of the material to the market which has resulted in an increased awareness of this gemstone.

Some believe that sphene promotes enlightenment and used during meditation and rituals. It works to improve the mind and the processing of information. It brings a gentleness to those who use it. It can also help us to reflect who we truly are and allows this light to shine brightly on everyone with whom you come into contact.

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