The name 'Enstatite' comes from the Greek "Enstates" which means "An Opponent" referring to its refractory nature.It is composed of Magnesium Silicate. The most famous variety of Enstatite is Chrome-Enstatite, the emerald-green variety which is commonly cut as a gemstone.
Enstatite is a relatively common mineral and is found in metamorphic and some igneous rocks as well as in stony and iron meteorites.Enstatite is an orthopyroxene or a pyroxene with an orthorhombic symmetry.
Promotes loyalty, devotion, memory and channeling abilities.It is sometimes used as an ornamental stone.
Rarely seen in jewelry stores this unusual gemstone is more for collectors than consumers. This stone does have a rather pleasing earth-tone brown color that is gaining popularity within the jewelry industry.
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