Custom Wire Wrapped Natural Hypersthene Necklace/Pendant/Slide/Enhancer Sterling Silver .935
Size: 1 11/16 x 1/2 inch or 43mm x 12mm
Hypersthene is a rock-forming mineral composed of iron silicate and magnesium. This term was first devised in 1804 and is derived from two Greek words namely, ‘hyper’ implying above and ‘stonos’ signifying power. When these words are amalgamated, the resultant meaning is ‘over strength.’ Hypersthene belongs to the pyroxene and orthopyroxene class. It has an orthorhombic crystal system. Its individual crystals are rarely found. It is usually green, brown, or grey. It is opaque and features a vitreous to pearly luster. The deep brownstone is usually edged with shining, lighter hues. In some specimens, the color could be lighter and may take shades of even black. Thus, you can even find these stones in black-green, black-brown, and black shades. The stone is admired for its unusual optical feature, which is of showing a different color from each different direction of looking at the stone. Yes, the appearance of this stone depends on the direction from which you look at it. Looking at it from different angles reveals various colors due to which the stone stands out from other crystallized stones. This unique physical property makes it easy to identify this stone from any other prism-like crystal. While this is interesting, it can be tough to photograph the stone. The unique optical feature is akin to that of labradorite. As a result, it is also known as velvet labradorite. However, both are two different stones. Metaphysical Properties Hypersthene is regarded as a protective stone. It is known to generate calmness and quietness in the mind of the one who carries or wears it.
When the mind is overexcited, the stone shields us from external noise by generating a safe, velvety shelter. When outside noise is less, the proximity to this stone is said to organize thoughts in a better way and find innovative solutions to life or relationship issues.
Hypersthene is believed to arrange thoughts as well as energy in a more organized way. As a result, you can then have a clearer idea of what to do next or get solutions to problems. Through grounding, shielding, and calming, this gemstone acts as a superb medium for profound meditation and inner reflection.