Bringing Trollite to Light: The New Brazilian Gemstone
To date, there have been more than 4,000 natural minerals found here on Earth. And yet we have so much more to discover. Just in 2018, there was a new crystal find in Brazil. We’re calling it “trollite,” but it’s important to note that there are a few spelling variations.
Because these stones are still new to everyone, you might see it listed as “trolite,” “triallite,” or “trialite.” (It takes a little time to reach a consensus on new names!) Some people will also refer to trollite as “blue flame,” which is especially fitting. But no matter the name you’re using—when you see the right piece for you, it’s going to be beautiful!
The Different Sides of Trollite
Similar to how granite is made of multiple minerals (quartz, feldspar, and mica), trollite is made of a constellation of minerals. This unique combination is what makes it special. Trollite is a mix of lepidolite, which is a lithium-rich type of mica, plus lazulite and blue tourmaline. The array of all these minerals’ colors working together creates the sort of flame or wave of deep blue to sky blue and white. No two designs are alike.
Trollite is certainly distinct, and it’s been a lot of fun to watch it gain recognition. When we received our first order of polished trollite from Brazil, all of the pieces sold within 36 hours. People are really drawn to it! Our second order has been incredibly popular too. That’s why it’s worth taking a closer look at what this crystal might offer to all of our lives. We can’t say we’ve had much experience with trollite (because no one really has), but knowing about its composition certainly helps.
Interpreting the Metaphysical PropertiesAs with most blue stones, we might expect trollite to be particularly useful for communication. If you’re looking for support to speak truthfully and from the heart—and to listen effectively—then trollite could be a good fit. Others may notice that this helps them connect with their higher self and spirituality. Trollite could even have a reputation as a stone of ascension because it contains lepidolite, and those pieces can aid with personal awakenings. Ultimately, though, it’s all about trusting your intuition.
The presence of blue tourmaline suggests that trollite will be a stone that channels peace and tranquility. This type is rarer than the other tourmaline crystals, and it’s associated with emotional healing. In deeper shades, blue tourmaline relates more closely to the third eye chakra and greater intuition. These properties are also found with lazulite, or that third material in trollite.
A high vibrational energy makes lazulite great for bridging the physical and spiritual worlds. You can work with this stone for dream work or deep meditation practices. It’s also beneficial for receiving inspirational insights. All of the aspects of lazulite, blue tourmaline, and lepidolite are harmonized in trollite. If you have an interest with one stone individually, then it could make sense to turn to trollite and have all of those properties enhanced. In trollite, you may find that “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”
Want to Talk About Trollite?We’re still learning about trollite, and we hope you’ll consider bringing this crystal into your own life too. The fact that it’s new really makes it fun. Feel free to browse our collection for a new crystal point, flame, or another piece for your collection.
If you have a personal experience with trollite that you’d like to share, you can always send us a message through email. We’d love to hear how this new crystal is making its presence known to the world!