In nurturing shades of green, from pale and soft to sunny emerald, Hiddenite encourages growth. It is a Crystal of Evolution, helping individuals to grow spiritually, emotionally, and to be aware of their collective responsibility for the care of the Earth. It supports new beginnings and focusing on the present, relinquishing injustices of the past or anxieties for the future.
Hiddenite is the yellow-green to green variety of the silicate, Spodumene, and is named for William Earl Hidden who discovered it in 1879 in Alexander County, North Carolina, USA. The town there was later renamed Hiddenite, for the mineral, and its mines are still active today. Hiddenite, also referred to as Green Kunzite or Lithia Emerald, has a glassy transparency, and forms in prismatic crystals in pegmatite veins. It is highly pleochroic, shifting in color from near colorless to pale green or yellow-green to emerald green. Though its perfect cleavage makes cutting difficult, it can be faceted into beautiful gems.
In addition to Hiddenite, the green Kunzite, Spodumene also forms naturally as colorless, pink, lilac, and yellow crystals. The transparent pink to violet variety is known as Kunzite, while the colorless to light yellow variety is known as Triphane, or Spodumene. Genuine Kunzites are quite pale in color, with natural darker shades being higher in value. There are some heat-enhanced varieties on the market. All Kunzite is prone to fading in direct sunlight.
Carrying Hiddenite awakens and attracts true love in the earthly sense as well as spiritual twin soul love. It provides a constant pulse of loving heart energy, and is a great gift to oneself and partner if love has gone stale in a relationship to help dissolve blockages in both hearts.
Hiddenite is an excellent crystal for those who have difficulty expressing their emotions or in proclaiming their love.
Hiddenite is a wonderful stone for children, easing their emotional distress, and can be used as a healing stone to treat members of the family, friends, or pets, especially when conventional treatments are traumatic or not working.
As a protective stone, Hiddenite dispels negativity, shielding the body's aura from unwanted energies and mental influences, and dispelling attached entities. It also works in the environment to block geopathic stress. Wear as a pendant or tape to a cell phone or other electromagnetic devices.
Hiddenite helps in healing deep psychic wounds of the heart and is an excellent crystal for recovery from addictions and abuse. It is particularly comforting for those who have lost someone dear, whether through bereavement, moving far away or because of estrangement. It also assists in coping strategies when dealing with the loss of something central to your life, such as a home or job. Besides its healing properties, Hiddenite is a crystal of renewal, providing hope in difficult circumstances.