Vesuvianite was named for Mount Vesuvius in Naples, Italy, by A. G. Werner in the year 1795. This gem-grade quality of Vesuvianite is called Idocrase. It is a stone of soothing, restoration, and cooperation to name a few of its best attributes for crystal healing therapy.
One of the best applications for Idocrase is its ability to wash away negative thoughts and emotions for long periods of time. Therefore, Idocrase, helps you to sustain a mental balance and focus on the important tasks in front of you, giving you the time you may need to deal with any lingering emotions in your life until you are ready to take a deeper look.
Idocrase is a very important stone for those that are having a hard time breaking away from the chains of the past which have created a block that prevents them from moving forward in life. Idocrase works to help overcome these blocks through heightening the ability to see and understand the part one has played in each situation, and promoting acceptance of each situation as a "learning experience" that allows one to move on and grow in consciousness.