The wonderful lepidolite gemstone cabochon shown here is 35mm long. It is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you. This stone comes from Africa.
Lepidolite is a form of mica. It is one of the major sources of the rare alkali metals rubidium and caesium. In 1861 Robert Bunsen and Gustav Kirchhoff extracted 150 kg of lepidolite and yielded a few grams of rubidium salts for analysis, and therefore discovered the new element rubidium.
Lepidolite is understood to be a stone of joy and gratitude, teaching us to truly express without inhibitions or fears of failure. It assists in bringing peace out of chaos and balance out of imbalance. Lepidolite is thought to dispel negative energies.