Verdelite is one of the varieties of tourmaline. The mineral is colored in green with hues varying from grass green to dark green. The luster is vitreous. The hardness of the stone is 7.0-7.5; its density is 3.1 g/cm3. The main deposits of the gem are located in the Urals, Brazil, California, and Namibia.
In antiquity it was believed that wearing the beads made of this mineral rejuvenates the human body making the skin fresh and firm. Verdelite makes the nervous system clear and strong. Lithotherapists recommend tracing lines with verdelite sticks along the meridians and nerve pathways to relieve one from the nervous tension. On their opinion, this stone should be worn in case of nervous exhaustion and excessive fatigue.
Verdelite has a truly magical effect on its owner. It fixes one’s health and improves the appearance. It also makes one virtuous, courageous, brave and high-minded at the same time. But most importantly, it teaches people to understand the language of the nature. Of course, this statement should not be taken literally. The owner of verdelite won’t learn to understand the language of birds, animals and plants. This understanding will emerge at the intuitional level. One will feel both positive and negative vibes of animals, birds, fish or trees. Verdelite can be called an interpreter in the dialogue between its owner and the wildlife.
This stone harmonizes one’s relationship with their environment. It prompts what needs to be done so as to avoid disturbing the world balance and doing evil voluntarily or involuntarily. The mineral can’t stand those who exterminate animals, birds and plants. However, it does not imply that verdelite cannot be worn by hunters or fishermen. The stone realizes that a person should eat to live, and does not prevent the production of food. Yet it seeks to punish those who go hunting or fishing for the sake of pleasure by depriving them of good luck, their physical and spiritual appeal. Loggers cause a particularly strong indignation of verdelite. People of this profession should avoid not only wearing jewelry with this stone, but also giving it as a gift to their loved ones.
Astrologers recommend wearing verdelite to people born under the signs of the water (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces), air (Libra, Aquarius, Gemini) and Earth (Capricorn, Sagittarius, Virgo) elements. The fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) are absolutely contraindicated from wearing it but the works of verdelite combined with diamonds and citrine.
Verdelite is a talisman of foresters (but yagers), biologists, vets, landscapers, gardeners, landscape architects, healers, herbalists, in other words, all those of nature related activities.