Bronzite stone finds its origin in the Greco-Latin world, under the name of enstatite, a term inspired by the Greek « enstates », which means «opponent». It takes its name from its particular colour, resembling bronze. The Romans believed in the therapeutic and protective power of bronzite. They used it in powder form, to protect themselves from physical disorders and mental confusion. They also used it as a protective amulet, because they believed it had magical, even sibylline power. Today, it is highly appreciated in goldsmith’s and silversmith’s art, and is used to decorate different jewels: piece of jewellery, bracelets, or pendants.
Bronzite is a mineral that belongs to the category of silicates. It differs from stones of the same mineral family in that it contains a large amount of iron and magnesium silicate. Scientifically, it is an altered enstatite. The “variety” of this stone includes about 12 to 30% iron oxide. With golden glints, it results from the meteorological and geological conditions acting on the iron and silica composing the stone. It can be polished round or cabochon shaped, and can have a style called “cat’s eye”, characterized by a beautiful gold glittery reflection that glides across the surface of the stone, depending on the direction of artificial light or sunlight. This brown stone’s lustre varies from pearly to pale. It is an intermediate variety of enstatite and hypersthene, obtained by the alteration of the latter, having the same chemical composition. The difference between the two lies in their crystalline system. The most important deposits are located in Austria, Brazil, Madagascar, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Burma. It is composed of rare short, greenish-brown or blackish prismatic crystals in the form of irregular grains or compact masses. Belonging to the Pyroxene family, it consists of iron and magnesium. It has the following chemical composition: (Mg, Fe)2 Si2 O6 or (Mg, Fe) Si O3 (magnesium iron silicate). It belongs to inosilicate class VIII (pyroxenes). Bronzite stone is medium hard and heavy. It is translucent with a bronzed submetallic lustre. The higher its iron content, the faster it will melt. It is acid-resistant. Its density is between 3.2 and 3.5. As for its hardness, it ranges from 5 to 6 on Mohs scale. Endowed with an orthorhombic crystal system, this stone offers several qualities.
Bronzite stone is reputed to bring inner peace and gently resolve any physical or emotional blockages. Delivered from these blocking situations, you can thus regain control of your life and regain the lucidity necessary for any decision-making. This stone also brings us courage to achieve the goals we have set for ourselves. It also inspires courtesy, teaching everyone self-respect to become less selfish. If you are subjected to a heavy workload, it can give you the strength and energy you need to take on a gruelling effort.
It has many therapeutic qualities. It gives us a feeling of well-being and happiness. For emotional people, who are too irascible, it allows them to find serenity and inner peace, thanks to the simple fact of wearing bronze jewellery (pendants or bracelets). The stone also favours the impulses of sociability, and helps us to tend towards a feeling of tenderness and conciliation. It frees us from nuisances such as stress and psychological trauma. This natural material helps us to fight against negative thoughts, in order to overcome the blocking elements of our life, in a perspective of personal reconstruction. It brings us the necessary discernment to be able to regain control of ourselves. On the level of karma, it corresponds to the heart chakras and the Solar Plexus. Its corresponding astrological signs are Taurus, Libra and Gemini. It is the bearer of positive emotions: well-being, tenderness, gentleness. It soothes anger and helps us keep a cool head in the most stressful situations. If placed on the Solar Plexus, it allows a peaceful reconciliation between two friends. Placed on the heart, it favours an opening of the heart and helps us love our neighbour. Effective against states of sadness, it frees people from psychological stress linked to a trauma, by blurring the impact of memories. Whether worn as a pendant, bracelet, or used as a rolled or rough stone, the stone needs to be purified and recharged so that it can bring you its benefits again. Indeed, after some time, bronzite stone will have exhausted all the energy it contained, and will have to find natural energies again. Do not hesitate to clean it regularly in distilled and salted water. Then, it will have to be recharged by exposing it to the sun for 6 to 12 hours on a quartz heap. It is very important to purify and recharge a stone after use to eliminate old vibrations.
At the medical level, the beneficial effects of bronzite stone are numerous. It is effective in the fight against acidity and gastric ailments. Acting as a regulating stone, it manages to stabilize the functions of the liver, as well as menstruation cycles and hormonal secretions. It is often used to improve blood circulation. It is also used in case of skin disorders, such as pimples, rashes. Thanks to its analgesic qualities, it relieves cramps and prevents relapse, by having a softening action on the muscles, and by facilitating their blood irrigation. It can also soothe prostate problems for men. It promotes good blood circulation and has a preventive effect on varicose veins. It improves strength in the lower limbs. More generally, bronzite stone fights against premature ageing and protects the skin from dehydration. With its shade with bronze accents, it will bring you an important natural benefit, in case of physical or psychological problems, by rebalancing your chakras. It therefore has a power of improvement for many everyday ailments and is a natural alternative to the physical problems mentioned above, in addition, of course, to a suitable medication. It is not intended to supplant traditional medicine but to complement it, by relieving certain physical pains and alleviating psychological suffering.