Fuchsite is a green crystal that is often used in jewelry and as a decorative stone. It is named after the German mineralogist Johann Fuchs, who first described it in 1819. Fuchsite typically has a Mohs hardness of 3-3.5 and a specific gravity of 2.58-2.70.
The stone is found in metamorphic rocks such as schist and gneiss. It is also found in some kinds of clay. When fuchsite is used as a gemstone, it is usually cut into cabochons or beads. It can also be tumbled into polished stones. Fuchsite is sometimes used as an ornamental stone on desktops, floors, and walls.
Fuchsite can also be used for crystal healing. Some believe that the stone can help to balance the emotions and relieve stress. It is also said to boost self-esteem and confidence. Fuchsite is typically green in color, but it can also be found in blue, purple, or pink hues.