Zoisite has been known for nearly two centuries as as a sometimes ornamental stone of limited distribution.
Only in 1967 was the blue gemstone variety found in Tanzania. The variety was named Tanzanite and was a surprise to minerologists and gemologists alike in that it had come from a very ungemstone-like mineral. The blue-lavender color of Tanzanite is unique and sets it apart from the other gemstones.
Besides Tanzanite, Zoisite has produced other attractive specimens that are of interest to collectors.
A pink variety called "thulite" is usually massive and used for beads and cabochons.
A brilliant green variety is associated with medium grade rubies and is quite popular as an ornamental stone.
The red rubies are often distorted and irregularly spread throughout the sea of massive green Zoisite.
Zoisite is one of the most colorful of ornamental stones and competes well with the popular pink tourmaline and lavender lepidolite of California.
Zoisite (green) is considered in mystical lore to be a stone that brings and enhances trust in the universe and trust in the ultimate goodness of life.
Zoisite brings trust in general as well as releases fears, which can bring a depth of happiness to one's life.
Zoisite is also said to bring energy and dispel laziness. Zoisite is associated primarily with the heart chakra, but is sometimes associated with the root and sacral chakras.
Zoisite is an energising stone said to dispel lethargy, to enhance vitality and to transform negative energy into positive energy. Zoisite can encourage you to be your own person and to revel in your own uniqueness, prompting you to follow your own path and not to follow the crowd.
Zoisite is believed to enhance creativity. It is a useful stone if you have lost your creative spark as it is said to encourage you to focus on what you really enjoy and want to be doing.
Zoisite is also said to promote trust in the universe and in the ultimate goodness of life, lifting your spirits and allowing you to be happy.
This powerful stone transmutes negativity into positive energy. Zoisite relieves lethargy and boosts physical energy. Zoisite offers stamina to the mental processes, facilitating advancements of the wearer's goals.
Zoisite is a recovery stone, it aids in healing in the areas of recovery time from any illness or heavy stress. Heals diseases of the ovaries and testicles. Stimulates fertility and increases potency.
In healing, Zoisite is believed to be a natural detoxifier and to help reduce inflammation. It is said to stimulate fertility and to help heal diseases of the ovaries and testicles.
Crystal healing lore purports thatZoisite is good for vitality, adrenal glands, reproductive organs, and strengthening the heart.
Zoisite is a slow acting crystal and can therefore be worn for long periods of time.