ShangrilaGems ‘The Best Gems on the Web!’ Gem-A Corporate MemberPay $5 postage and get up to 10 items sent for free. Paypal buyers need to pay for a postage upgrade to tracked post. We do not ship paypal orders by standard post.8" line 10mm to 9.5mm Sodalite sapphire blue faceted beads 24 beads sod038.5mm wide. Natural and untreated. The occasional red inclusions are red jasper. AAA quality gemstone beads - can be used as sapphire replacement.These Sodalite beads are new in stock and the color is blue Sapphire colored - they are sensational. No one has this kind of quality in sodalite - also see our sensational cabochon!Sodaliteis a rich royal blue tectosilicate mineral widely enjoyed as an ornamental gemstone. Although massive sodalite samples are opaque, crystals are usually transparent to translucent. Sodalite is a member of the sodalite group with hauyne, nosean, lazurite andtugtupite.Discovered in 1811 in the Ilimaussaq intrusive complex in Greenland, sodalite did not become important as an ornamental stone until 1891 when vast deposits of fine material were discovered in Ontario, Canada.Hardness 5.5 to 6Healing Properties:Sodalite brings order and calmness to the mind. It encourages rational thought, objectivity, truth and intuition, along with verbalisation of feelings. Sodalite brings emotional balance and calms panic attacks. It enhances self-esteem, self-acceptance and self-trust.Sodalite balances the metabolism, boosts the immune system and overcomes calcium deficiencies. It combats radiation damage by soaking up electromagnetic smog. Sodalite treats the throat, vocal cords, larynx and helps with hoarseness and digestive disorders. It cools fevers, lowers blood pressure and stimulates the absorption of body fluids. Sodalite can also help to prevent insomnia.Please read our terms and conditions on our profile before bidding. Many thanks.If you would like this item shipped by fast tracked and insured post please purchase the item we have listed marked 'Airsure'. You only need to purchase this once as this will also pay for up to 10 items. The service is an additional $12.