Chakra: Throat and Third Eye

Mineralogy: Blue John is massive
fluorite, exclusive to Derbyshire. It shows distinct banding of purple with
yellow or white, and sometimes green. Purple with yellow is the most common
colour combination.

History and Tradition: Blue John may be a
corruption of the French bleu jaune,
meaning “blue yellow”. The mines were worked from the early Roman
period, when the stone was carved to make drinking vessels, and prized for the
flavour it gave wine – which was in fact created by the pine resin used to
stabilise the stone while carving. The mines fell into disuse, but were
rediscovered in the 18th century.

Healing Properties: Blue John shares the
properties of rainbow fluorite and violet fluorite. However, it is more of an
earthbound workhorse than violet fluorite – I mean that in a good way. It works
its way through the physical body, cleansing, balancing and relaxing as it