The yellow to green crystals of the mineral Spodumene are called Hiddenite after William Earl Hidden who first got hold of the new material in 1879. The yellow to green colour is caused by the presence of chromium in the crystal. Hiddenite is a popular gemstone because of its brightness and is brighter or paler in colour depending on the viewing angle. Be careful with bright light or sunlight, this can cause the colour of Hiddenite to fade.
Spodumene is a mineral consisting of lithium, aluminium and silicate. The crystals can be colourless, yellow, green, pink or purple. The colourless variant is called Triphane. The pink to purple variety is Kunzite and the yellow to green variety is Hiddenite. Spodumene is an important source for the extraction of lithium.
Effects of Hiddenite
Hiddenite is a loving stone that protects against negativity and unwanted negative influences. The stone works well with children and is very suitable as a comfort stone. Hiddenite also helps those who have difficulties with expressing emotions or expressing love for others.