Wednesday, April 4, 2012

About Stones: Spiny Oyster

Astrological Sign: Aquarius

Sacral, Crown

Called the stone of the sea, spiny oyster provides patience and understanding, bringing comfort and peace of mind to the wearer. The Incas employed purple spiny oyster (the color of good judgement) for seeking spiritual fulfillment. Orange spiny oyster (the color of vitality and endurance) stimulates creativity and encourages willingness to embrace new ideas.

Biology: Spiny oyster, Spondylus princeps, is named for the spines on its back and comes in shades of orange, red, white and purple. Spiny oyster shell has been used in Native American jewelry for centuries.

Locality: Off the coast of Baja California, Mexico and Ecquador