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Chrysanthemum Stone

Luck, Prosperity, Fresh Starts, Opportunity, Inner Joy

Also known as the flower stone, Chrysanthemum stone gets its name from the flower-like patterned inclusions visible against its dark matrix

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Pale white or gray against a dark background.

Hunan Province, China.

History

Though chrysanthemum stones were first discovered over 200 years ago in China.  They were first formed over 250 million years ago, in what is now considered to be the Permian Age.  During the Permain Age, thick layers of mud settled on the bottom of the sea.  This mud was full of organic material, and calcite and celestite formed within the muck on the sea floor.  As the layers of mud were compressed and hardened, and more mud layered atop more mud, the celestite and calcite deposits grew outward in radial patterns in the solidifying limestone.  The flower on the chrysanthemum stone is made up of celestite, calcite, andalusite or feldspar, though celestite and calcite are most common.  They grew against a base of black limestone, dolomite or gypsum.

Chrysanthemum Stone comes from China, where it is also the official symbol of the Chinese imperial family.

Spiritual Attributes

It is said that the flower pattern on the chrysanthemum stone represents the burst of energy that is love and joy and abundance.  It inspires you to start new paths in life (such as a career or relationship), and bestows lucky opportunities along the chosen path.  With this in mind, chrysanthemum stone is a traditional gift for people starting out on new paths, ventures, or relationships.  It makes a fantastic wedding gift or graduation gift.  Chrysanthemum is a lucky stone that brings opportunities and helps dispel jealousy and resentment from within, leaving only joy and possibility.