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Pink Calcite

Everything you need to know about Pink Calcite.

IDENTIFICATION

Pink Calcite can be found in just about any country with the highest quality crystals coming out of Mexico.

Its' chemical formula is Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3) that usually crystallizes in large mass formations. It is of the Hexagonal crystal system. Pink Calcite ranks 3 on the Moh’s scale of hardness. 

The pink colour is caused by tiny inclusions of Manganese, which can range from a light white-pink, to an extremely bold almost violet.

The calcite is readily identified by its rhombohedral cleavages. The non-90° angles between the cleavage planes will tell you that it's real calcite. Looks can be deceiving, and many minerals look similar to calcite, and it also comes in so many aesthetics.

The main difference between real and fake calcite is that the real one occurs in the rhombohedral form of crystal, has double refraction, and reacts with hydrochloric acid with the formation of gas bubbles. Fake calcites are usually harder than real ones and cannot be scratched by a knife.

Pink Calcite best combines with:

  • White, Red or Yellow Calcite: These combinations will make you feel more compassionate or empathic for saving relationships. Pairing any of these can even facilitate positive transformation and forgiveness.
  • Andalusite: Combine these 2 crystals for some calming and soothing energies.
  • Tigers Eye: To aid you with releasing the distress you may be feeling and assist you to let go of any fear that you are holding onto.
  • Morganite or Apache Tears: These stones have a lovely energy to bring an increase of compassion into your life. 
  • Element: Earth
  • Planet: Earth, Venus
  • Zodiac: Libra
  • Chakras: Heart

HISTORY

The name calcite comes from a Greek word meaning lime. This comes from its chemical component, Calcium Carbonate, which sometimes is mistakenly known as "lime." Calcite is known in more than 300 forms of crystals. 

Calcite is one of the most common minerals, making up about 4% by weight of the Earth's crust. Calcite is common as vein fillings in many rocks in western and central Ohio.

Pink Calcite was first discovered in 1846 by A. Breithaupt in Banská, Štiavnica, Slovakia.

Calcite was named as a mineral by Gaius Plinius Secundus (Pliny the Elder) in 79 AD from calix, the Latin for lime. Burning lime (as in limestone – a variety of calcite) and mixing the resulting powder with sand and water creates cement, believed to have first been discovered by the Macedonians, but put to use on an industrial scale by the Romans. In the form of marble, calcite has been use a building and carving material for thousands of years. Virtually all Ancient Egyptian so-called ‘alabaster’ carvings are actually made of yellow calcite – this includes the Sphinx (alabaster is a variety of gypsum). In spite of its history, there are few early references to the medicinal use of calcite, possibly because it wasn’t considered a gemstone. Hildegard von Bingen (12th century) describes a calcite poultice to kill worms which eat the body (the type or worm isn’t clear, but from the description she is most likely referring to maggots in a wound, and not intestinal parasites).

Norse legends speak of a “sunstone” which was held up to the sky in order to see the sun on an overcast day, allowing the Vikings to navigate in open sea. Archaeologists now believe this was clear optical calcite, as the double refraction does help to locate the sun visually through clouds. The most notable deposit of optical calcite was at Eskifjord, Iceland – hence the nickname “Iceland spar”.

SPIRITUAL ATTRIBUTES

The Pink Calcite spiritual properties help you develop deep, unwavering compassion for both yourself and others. This stone connects to the loving energy of Quan Yin and helps us cultivate unconditional love for all. If you are having a difficult relationship with someone, maybe a family member or co-worker, this crystal helps you see a situation from their point of view and enhances understanding. Pink Calcite helps the heart grow and inspire deep love and compassion for people you don’t even know. This is a great stone for encouraging works of service, charity, and selfless acts.

PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES

It is a wonderful stone to enhance the feeling of falling in love, or just being in love with life. It can also induce a calm and contemplative state of self-love.

If you work in a place with a lot of emotional trauma, you can place pink calcite in your environment to improve the energy and soothe the emotions of people passing through.

The physical healing benefits of Pink Calcite helps to ease heart troubles. It is also said to ease digestion issues caused by anxiety and stress.

EMOTIONAL ATTRIBUTES

Pink Calcite provides calming and loving energy. It inspires peace and well-being, and lifts tensions and anxiety. Pink Calcite can be extremely supportive, especially in times of grief or other emotional hardship. It inspires peaceful sleep and is said to prevent nightmares. Pink Calcite activates and heals the Heart Chakra. It helps those who may have trouble expressing their emotions. Pink Calcite helps you to be able to forgive yourself and others who may have wronged you. It allows you to accept the past, and look forwards to new positive experiences.

ETHICAL SOURCING 

We source our pink calcite material from Mexico, our supplier travels to Mexico from the United Kingdom to meet with the local mine owners and suppliers. Although we have a middle man to this mineral all ethical sourcing and fair trade checks are carried out by our middle man to ensure safety protocols and genuine material. 

None of our suppliers work with children under age. It is illegal in most countries now to mine with children, the businesses we work with comply and are registered under the Ethical sourcing conduct.

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