Naturally blue sodalite is named for its sodium content, and it may be classed as a feldspathoid in mineralogy. Found predominantly in Canada and in other small pockets around the world, these beads are made from sodalite that was mined in Africa. This gemstone is sometimes mistaken for lapis stone.
Metaphysically, sodalite is said to increase one's confidence, enhance creativity and to have a balancing effect on emotions and one's mental state. This gemstone is also said to enhance self expression and communication, eliminate confusion, bring peace and facilitate spiritual growth.
Mohs hardness: 5.5 - 6.0