The resinous transparent crystal Vessonite beads (Eng Vessonite) are mostly green, black-green, brown or yellow in color. In rare cases Vessonite beads can even be blue, purple or colorless. The most famous warm green Vessonite beads are uniform with some inclusions in them. It is precisely these inclusions that give this bead a special and lively appearance. Vessonite beads not only have many colors, but also have many different names. So you will find the Vessonite bead also under the (maybe even better known) name Vesuvianite bead. The stone for this bead was discovered for the first time in the area around the volcano Mount Vesuvius in Italy. Nowadays you also see that Vessonite beads get the name of the area where it is found, such as California (California) or Vilyuyiet (from the Vilyuy River in Siberia). A mineralogist from the 18th century found that place names were not suitable for minerals. He preferred to use the name Idokraas after the Greek word idea (form and scratch), meaning 'mixture form', which meant the crystal forms, because Green Vessonite is often confused with green jade.
The symbolism associated with the Vessonite beads
The green Vessonite increases your zest for life and leaves you open again to love and change. If you wear a green Vessonite you will notice that you can feel joy again. Any depression is relieved and positive thinking patterns predominate. Vessonite improves blood circulation, lowers blood pressure, reduces the effects of anemia and the risk of heart disease.
Another extra fact about Vessonite beads
Queen Máxima has striking gold plated earrings, rose quartz, smoky quartz and green Vessonite. She wore them during the baptism of the lifeboat of the KNRM in 2014
The constellation of the Vessonite bead
Vessonite belongs to the constellation of the Sagittarius (23 November to 22 December) and the Capricorn (23 December to 20 January).