Sodalite and Red Tiger Eye
Sodalite is an igneous mineral formed from a molten mass deep below the earth’s surface. This rich blue gemstone has a similar chemical composition to lapis. Sodalite contains calcite, the white inclusions, whereas lapis contains pyrite. Most sodalite comes from Brazil today.
Sodalite is supposed to improve courage and endurance. It was utilized by Egyptian priests to dispel guilt and fears. It is reputed to help find inner peace.
Red Tiger’s eye is a variey of Tiger’s Eye with a deep red brown coloration. It is a variety of quartz with very fine similarly oriented fibrous inclusions. When this gemstone is cut it produces a chatoyant effect (changeable luster).
Tiger's eye is mined in Western Australia, South Africa, USA, Canada, India, Namibia, and Burma.
Many legends about quartz say that wearing tiger's eye( which is a form of quartz) is beneficial for health and spiritual well being. It is good for clear thinking and facing problems objectively and it is said to attract good luck.