Stones and crystals native to Hawaii include peridot, obsidian, basalt, and serpentine, which contribute to Hawaii’s mineral make-up and stunning backdrop. These stones and crystals are formed through cooling lava, as well as heat and pressure. Another famous stone of the islands is black coral, which is a living organism, harvested and used in jewelry. Here is a list of Hawaii’s beautiful creations. This set includes:
Basalt: Basalt makes up much of the seabed. It is mostly black in color. Basalt is the most extrusive igneous rock. It composes several land forms, including Hawaii, Iceland and large portions of Oregon and Washington. Its uses include construction material, flooring and sculpting. Very similar to gabbro in its chemical composition.
Gabbro (AKA Merlinite): Gabbro, sometimes called Indigo Gabrro or Merlinite, is usually dark in color, such as black or gray and is a coarse-grained igneous rock that makes up most of the seabed. Gabbro is a densely packed rock formed from the slow cooling of magma chambers beneath mid-ocean ridges. This stone encourages the world of dreams and dreaming, teaching us the fundamental of mysticism, past incarnations and recollections.
Lava Rock: The elemental powers of fire and earth, lava rocks are rich in minerals from deep in the earth’s core. Born of fire, these molten creations raise to the surface and become porous creations of earth. Fire is one of the four classical elements in ancient Greek philosophy and science. It was commonly associated with the qualities of energy, assertiveness, and passion, while earth was commonly associated with qualities of practicality, restraint and materialism. Lava rocks embrace both elements.
Obsidian: is Igneous rock with inclusion. Solid/translucent black to smoky, this stone takes on many characteristics due to its unique formation. Bubbles of air can get trapped in molten rock, which, when densely packed, can produce effects that look like rainbows. Obsidian is actually natural glass that is formed when hot lava is submerged in water. This is a strong grounding stone and is known as”the protector“.
Rhyolite: is a volcanic rock (just the opposite of Basalt stone) it is high in silica content and occurs when the lava cools very slowly and takes on different colors. Rhyolite was named “streaming rock” because of its beautiful bands, bubbles and crystal-rich layers that form as lava flows onto the surface of stone and moves forward. Rhyolite can look very different, depending on how it erupts. Rhyolite has a composition similar to granite but has a smaller grain size. It is composed of the light-colored silicates and is usually buff to pink in color.
Serpentine: Serpentine is usually green in color, but can also be yellow, black or brown. It is an alteration form of the mineral olivine. Antigorite, clinochrysotile, lizardite, orthochrysotile and parachrysotile are all in the same family as they have a similar chemical makeup. It is used as a substitute for jade and can be used for carving. This stone is an excellent stone for meditation. It can be used to clear clouded areas of all the Chakra and especially to assist in opening the Heart Chakra.
Seashells: (honorable mention): Not a stone or crystal, seashells are magnificent works of Universal creation and are wonders to behold. Finding and searching them out is a great past time that can last for hours, taking us away from ourselves and giving us a carefree adventure that is rewarding on many levels.
This set includes: the 6 Hawaiian stones and seashells, the stones metaphysical properties and how to cleanse and care for them. This also comes with ways to use your crystals and a special Hawaiian meditation circle taught to Andrew by one of Oahu’s best Kahuna healers.