Hypersthene is a mineral found both on Earth and in meteorites. It has a beautiful shine that cannot be captured in a picture and is best experienced by yourself. Read more.
Occurs on Earth and in meteorites
Hypersthene belongs to the category of orthopyroxenes, a material that is also regularly found in meteorites. Together with bronzite, hyperthene belongs to the pyroxenes family. The name is derived from the two Greek words "hyper" which means above and "stenos" which stands for strength. Hypersthene contains both iron and magnesium in different amounts, along with other minerals such as silicon.
Depending on the direction you look at the stone, hypersthene can show different colors. The best is to turn it in your hand under the light and experience its different colors and intensities. Usually this is deep brown to grey with nice shiny lighter shades through the stone. The color depends on how you look at the stone. It is impossible to show this effect in the pictures.
How hypersthene works
Hypersthene regulates both the energy flow and thought in a more organized way. Like this, the way forward becomes clearer and solutions come within reach. The stone helps to calm and ground and is an excellent tool for deep meditation or inner reflection. Because of its calming effect, the stone is also effective in stressful situations.