Blue Monday is considered to be the most challenging day of the year for mental health and well-being thanks to the cold, dark days of January, an empty social calendar and often, those New Year's resolutions falling by the wayside. A term first coined by a professor has become worldwide known for its ability to affect the mood and create rather depressing energy.
This Blue Monday, Tateossian wants to inspire you with our calming semi-precious pieces, which harness the natural healing properties of the stone. Incorporate the healing properties of the stones into your life to cure the blues.
What better way to cure Blue Monday than using Sodalite, a blue stone. The stone’s name refers to the sodium content within the stone. Sodalite comes in many varieties of blue. The most important deposits are found in Bahia, Namibia and India. Sodalite is used to help organise the mind.
From Greek, translated as ‘blood’. This is because when it is cut, the resulting coolant is a shade of red. In ancient times, shiny varieties were used as mirrors. If cut thinly, Hematite is transparent and reddish. Hematite’s properties keep us grounded and safe. It strengthens our connection to the earth and provides us with a sense of safety and security
Part of the Quartz group, brown iron gives the stone its golden-yellow colour. It has a silky texture, and when cut into a cabochon, produces a shine reminiscent of a cat’s eye. Tiger eye is related to power and activating the mind.
Named after the Sicilian River, Achates is formed from the crystallization of volcanic rock. This fairly hard stone comes in a multitude of colours. Green moss agate is associated with abundance and focus.