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Andesine

Andesine

Andesine is a silicate mineral, a member of the plagioclase feldspar gemstone.  It is often reddish, sometimes with greenish hints and a slight labradorescence. 

Making its first appearance in 2003, it’s considered a relatively new gemstone.  Although the origin has yet to be confirmed, some claim the gemstones from Congo as naturally colored, and much of the material being offered today is copper-diffused Labradorite. 

Being rated at 6 - 6.5 in the Mohs hardness scale does make them fall into a category of softer gemstone that can be used in jewelry but could be damaged if not worn with care.

Andesine is known to provide clarity to your thoughts helping you to think more positively. It awakens your potential and self-confidence as you get out of fear and move into trusting yourself and the world around you.