Iva Jovanovic

Iva Jovanovic

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After scientific studies that led me to the Faculty of Medicine, I attended a school of Decorative Arts. Since 2015, I became passionate about minerals and acquired a solid knowledge of stones through the study of geology.

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Garnet properties

The garnet is a stone that can be orange, brown, red, black, green. the most used in lithotherapy will be the red-brown garnet called almandine garnet. the name garnet comes …

Hematite properties

Hematite is a mineral with a high iron content, we see it from the livers magnetized (polarized) to make games. Its name comes from the laton hematite which means blood, …

iolite sapphire water properties

Iolite is a purple variety of cordierite. It is also called Dichroite, Yolite, New Finland Blue Quartz, Water Sapphire, Steinheilite. Find an iolite Virtues in lithotherapy : Therapeutic efficacy: important. …

Malachite properties

Malachite is a green-coloured stone, with shades of light to dark green marking lines in this mineral. The name comes from the Latin malachites, from the Greek molochē which means …

Lapis lazuli properties

Lapis lazuli means blue stone in Arabic, this stone has a hardness of 5 to 6. This magnificent mineral of a light to deep blue with golden glitter has always …

Magnesite properties

Magnesite is a white to yellowish porous mineral. It was named after its chemical composition, magnesium, but also because of its place of discovery, Magnesia in Greece. Other synonymous names …

Red Jasper properties

The red jasper is a relatively common stone in the world we find it in most countries, symbol of strength and stability it has brick-red tones, it is not because …

Jet properties

The jet is a variety of lignite consisting of fossil plants compressed by the ocean basin, its name comes from the Latin gagâtes, pledge is a Turkish city of discovery …

Jade properties

The term jade refers to three different minerals : jadeite or imperial jade, nephrite and kosmochlor, it is a stone of generally opaque green color more or less dark. Jade …

falcon’s eye properties

The hawk’s eye is a variety of tiger’s eye with blue reflections. Its name comes from its appearance similar to a hawk’s eye. Virtues in lithotherapy : Therapeutic efficacy: important. …

Morganite properties in lithotherapy

Morganite is a pink beryl stone more or less transluicidal. Its name comes from the American collector banker John Pierpont Morgan.   Virtues in lithotherapy : Therapeutic efficacy: important. Availability …

Peridot properties

Peridot is a transparent green stone, it is also called chrysolite or olivine, its name has two probable origins, the Arabic word faridat meaning precious stone, or the Latin word …

Sun Stone Properties

The sunstone, also called heliolite, is orange-pink with some pailette, its name comes from its shiny and warm appearance. Beware of common imitations. Virtues in lithotherapy : Availability on the …

rose quartz properties

It is a pale pink to dark pink, semi-transparent quartz that can be found all over the world. This stone very much used in lithotherapy is a stone of love …

rhodochrosite properties

Rhodochrosite is a pink stone generally veined with pale pink. The name of this stone comes from the Greek rhodon which means pink “rhodon” pink and chros which means color. …

Serpentine properties

The serpentine . the green colour as well as the scaly aspect gave it its name lation serpentinus which means stone serpent. Virtues in lithotherapy : Availability on the market: …

Sodalite properties

Sodalite is a dark blue mineral with white veins. When it was discovered it was given this name in reference to its chemical composition, soda for sodium and from the …

golden blue topaz properties

Topaz is transparent, it can be blue, white, yellow, pink, green according to tradition it can have the names chrysolithos, chrysolite of Saxony, physalite, pyrophysalite. Its name comes from the …

Turquoise properties

Turquoise is also called callaite, it is a blue-green mineral. Its name probably comes from the Greek kalláïnos which means shimmering blue and green. Beware of false turquoise many sellers …

Alexandrite properties

Alexandrite in its transparent gem quality has an optical characteristic of changing colour from green to pink depending on the type of light passing through it, under synthetic lighting or …

Ametrine properties

Ametrine is a yellow and purple stone, it can have more yellow than purple or vice versa, it depends on the proportion of amethyst for purple and citrine for yellow. …

Amethyst properties

Amethyst takes its name from its ancient use against drunkenness and excess. In the past it was sometimes used as a chalice to protect oneself from possible poisoning attempts during …

Amber properties

Amber is a resin that has been mineralized over millions of years. Amber at 50 million years is the difference with copal which is also a resin but it is …

Amazonite properties

The Amazonite takes its name from the great river the Amazon, because it was discovered and named in this region. Moreover the green colour veined with lighter tones of this …

Aquamarine properties

Aquamarine is a well known and used in jewellery, in its best qualities this crystalline blue stone is used to make jewellery. It is more often found in a more …

Agates properties

Agates are found to be of many varieties throughout the world, they are part of the quartz family, the origin of the word agate comes from the river Achates in …

black tourmaline properties

Black tourmaline is a basic stone in lithotherapy. This completely opaque black mineral anchors deeply to the earth and frees from evil. The largest deposits are as often in Brazil, …

labradorite properties

Labradorite has a hardness of 6 to 6.5 and was discovered in Labrador, hence its name. This stone is fascinating by its visual aspect, its brightly coloured reflections vary according …

Angelite properties

Angelite is the contemporary name given to anhydrite, the term anhydrite means without water, while angelite is a name that comes more from the energetic effects of the stone promoting …

Aventurine properties

Aventurine is a quartz with inclusions of other minerals, the green aventurine is the best known, but there is also blue, red, or yellow. The name aventurine comes from the …

Aragonite properties

Aragonite generally strengthens the body’s bones, it is favourable for growth and in case of bone fragility. The name is derived from the geographical locality of discovery, Molina de Aragón …

Apophyllite properties

The apophyllite has the property of unblocking the chakras. It amplifies the power of thought, it is the stone of mediums and seers. Natural pyramid created by Nature in the …

Fluorite properties

Fluorite is a semi-transparent mineral with green, purple, blue or yellow as its colour. Its name comes from the Latin fluere which means melting or sticky. It is also called …

Black Onyx Properties

Black onyx is a variety of opaque agate, it is a very common stone found in most countries. It is commonly used in sculpture, ornament, or the realization of coatings …

Apatite properties

Apatite favours inspiration and communication in general, it is a stone that helps sociability and exchange. It is found in different colours, the most accessible are blue and green apatites, …

Howlite properties

Howlite is a variety of porous white magnesite with grey lines, named after the Canadian chemist who discovered it in Nova Scotia, Henry How. Tinted blue it is widely used …

Heliodorus properties

The heliodore is a transparent yellow beryl, its Greek name hêlios, sun and dôrea, don. In lithotherapy this stone brings joy and positivity. Virtues in lithotherapy : Therapeutic efficacy: important. …

Moonstone properties

Moonstone is a stone with shades of colour that can be white, yellowish, orange, brown, the transparent bluish varieties found on the market are unfortunately often counterfeit (synthetic stone or …