Once and a while I like to share other websites.
This is one I found and really find helpful. The site is called Geology.com and it’s jam packed FULL of great information and well worth a visit.
They also have a great MOHS chart that tells you the harness – softness of gemstones, crystals and minerals. Here’s where you can find it : Click here and a new window will open.
Okay so why is this an important site for me? (You may be asking yourself). This chart is not only hand for mineral collectors and those who work with gems to turn them into jewelry, it’s especially handy for someone who wants to wear gemstones. If you don’t realize you are wearing a “soft” stone, you may cause damage to it by wearing it under certain circumstances.
I’m going to show you an example: I often sell pieces of Selenite and I also see it quite a bit offered as healing wands and crystals you might carry around for working with Moon energy.
What you may not know, off hand, is that Selenite is actually from the Gypsum family which is a very soft stone.
On the MOHs scale, its around 2 – that means it will scratch and break very easily. That’s where a handy chart like this might be hand when you are looking at purchasing healing crystals online.
When you can’t feel a gem, mineral or crystal in person, it’s sites like these that can help you to make the right decision on what stone you might like to share your healing journey with.