The first week on Lodolite is finally here! This crystal is kicking off our weekly themed spotlight series of blogs, videos, and crystal releases in our shop.
Lodolite is one of our specialties at Moonlit Wilds, so we’re breaking down this spotlight into a series:
And if you’re not a fan of Lodolite, no problem! We’re not going to release this series back to back. We’re going to mix it up with other crystal spotlights between.
An important note: throughout the series, I’m going to refer to this crystal as Lodolite. Not because it’s the “right” name, but because it’s the first name I learned for it. I also don’t want to add to the confusion by switching names every few sentences!
What's in a Name?
Lodolite has a load of names. (I’ll see myself out).
Garden Quartz, Scenic Quartz, Landscape Quartz, Phantom Quartz, Ghost Quartz, Shamanic Stone, Shamanic Dreamstone…
Trade names can help market and sell crystals, often at a higher price. Some of them are misleading, and suggest a crystal is a different material. An example of this is African Turquoise. It’s not a Turquoise at all, but a type of (often dyed) Jasper.
Some trade names don’t mislabel the material, but make it sound nicer. Lavender Rose Quartz IS Rose Quartz. But the reason it’s a newer material on the market is because it’s actually a low grade version of this pink crystal. It wasn’t popular for that reason, until someone gave it a more flattering name.
Telling Crystals Apart
We’re interested in the second reason right now.
Inclusion Quartz is a very broad term. And while you can specify you’re talking about Quartz with inclusions of *insert mineral here*, that’s not exactly pithy or easy for everyone to remember. So we wind up with the trade name Lodolite, among many others. Let’s take a closer look at them!
Garden, Scenic, & Landscape Quartz
So there you have it! Whether you prefer to call this unique crystal Lodolite or Garden Quartz, you’re right.
You may have noticed we didn’t cover Phantom or Ghost Quartz. That’s because they’ll be covered in the third installment of this series, Lodolite’s cousins.
Next time we’ll look into what, exactly, those inclusions in Lodolite are. Spoiler alert: they’re not actually gardens!
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They are a neurodivergent, two-spirit member of the Cherokee Nation.
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