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Updated: Jan 23, 2022

Grab a piece of this beautiful pale pink to purple stone with gray undertones and flashes of sparkle. Enjoy its ability to stabilize your mood, revitalize your spirit and renew your sense of purpose.

Lepidolite means "scaly stone" after its rose colored gray to lavender gray hexagonal stacks that look like the scales of a dragon. Lepidolite is a type of mica that is composed of aluminum, potassium and lithium. Manganese is responsible for the color of pink, red and purple lepidolites, although many people assume it it the lithium.

Lepidolite was first discovered by Robert Bunsen and Gustav Kirchhoff in 1861. It is a secondary source of lithium and is mined throughout the world for this purpose. Lepidolite is also an abundant source of other rare earth elements, including cesium and rubidium and thorium. It also is a major component of the aventurine gemstones. Lepidolite is used in rechargeable batteries, heat insulators, aircraft parts, mobile phones, toasters, microwave ovens, and air purifiers. Lepidolite can only form in certain geochemical conditions where there are high amounts of lithium. Lepidolite is found most abundantly in Graniteville pegmatites.

Lepidolite also is sought after in the gemstone world. Lepidolite makes beautiful jewelry such as cabochons of fine grained masses to clear quartzosed lepidolite. It's beautiful pink to lavender hue with shimmers of sparkle make it a wonderful choice to wear, the best part it is, it will calm your fears and anxieties at the same time!

Lepidolite has a few health benefits that you can try. It can help regulate your sleeping cycles if placed near your bed. It is said to act as melatonin. I have not tried this myself but I may have to try it! Lepidolite relieves exhaustion and also helps release tension. It's is also said to lessen some of the effects of menopause.

Lepidolite can open and activate all seven chakras. It helps them find their natural spin by releasing stagnant energies and breaking bad habits of your mind. Lepidolite's high levels of lithium boost your dopamine levels and can even cause sensations of euphoria. This is a great stone for dealing with anxiety and/or depression.

The vibrations of lepidolite can enhance the synchronicities in your life. So grab a piece of lepidolite, let go of your anxieties & fears and let those coincidences guide you on a personal journey that fulfills your purpose!

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