Lepidolite which exhibits a subtle violet to purple colour is a variety of the mineral mica and an ore of lithium. Inclusions of lithium and traces of the chemical element rubidium can usually be clearly seen in good quality lepidolite as tiny silvery specs.
Lepidolite is the earth's most common lithium bearing mineral and it's one of the very few which also contains rubidium. This soft silvery white metallic element is used to determine the age of rocks which are over ten million years old.
In medicine lithium is used to treat abnormally excitable behaviour and mood swings in people with bipolar disorder as well as depression so in crystal healing, lepidolite is used for stabilising mood swings. It's therefore also said to be a useful crysal for those who are bipolar. Both calming and soothing it soothes sleep disturbances and combats stress bringing deep emotional healing.
Our lepidolite tumbled stones are size medium but exact weights and measurements do vary slightly from piece to piece. When making your selection from the drop down list should you choose to purchase 5 or 10 pieces there is a possibility you may be charged slightly more for postage than we end up paying because of the difference in weight of individual stones. Should this be the case any difference will be refunded once your order has been posted.
Save 10% on 5 lepidolite tumbled stones and 30% on 10
Weight Range (grams): 12 - 16
Size Range (cms): 2.2 - 2.9