The word Axinite was derived from the greek  word "Axina" which means Axe. Axinite was  discovered in 1797 by R. J Hauy. While  exploring the Alps mountain he discovered  highly vitreous, piezo- electric wedge  shaped crystals. The chemical composition  is 3Al2BSi4O15(OH).  Axinite crystals have an axe shape  formation. It is a triclinic mineral with  the shape of a flattened spatula which  makes it shower a wide range of color. The  color play ranges from Clove Brown, honey  yellow with rare blue sheen. Axinites are  rich in Calcium, Manganese, Iron, Magnesium  with a complicated chemical boro silicate  group. The iron (Fe) rich content is called  Ferroaxinite, similarly is manganaxinite,  magnesioaxinite.  Axinites are widely available in many  mining areas in the world. The excellent  color play, brilliant luster makes axinites  a collector's choice. The axe effect which  is an inheritent property of the axinite  gemstone makes the inclusions to be  considered. Oilpearl has a wide range of axinite loose gemstones and also deals with  custom jewelry for more than two decades.  Please feel free to email us if you have  any orders and we most warmly welcome you.  We serve certificates from Gubelin, GIA-  Gemological Institute of America, AIGS-  Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences,  Tokyo gem lab, GIT, GRS etc. Axinites are also called as poor man's  alexandrite due to the wonderful  combination of color and the sparks under  incandescent light source. The Hardness of  axinite is 7.00 with a Specific gravity of  3.27-3.29 and Refractive Index of 1.54- 1.55. Axinites are said to harmonize  emotions, improve stamina and vitality and  governs ones spiritual balance and aids in  avoiding power conflicts.

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