Overview: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.
Usage:Promotes loyalty, devotion, memory and channeling abilities.It is sometimes used as an ornamental stone.
Legend: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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