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One of the newest and most exciting gems that we have acquired is rainbow scapolite. This is a trade name for a rare variety of scapolite that contains attractive iridescent inclusions. Rainbow scapolite has a transparent to greenish or gray body color, which allows the colorful inclusions to be easily seen. The inclusions may be sparse or dense and appear brownish under dispersed light, such as daylight. The magic of rainbow scapolite can be seen when the gemstone is viewed under focused light, such as a penlight or flashlight. Once the light is shone upon these gems, the beautiful colors inside can be seen; these may vary from two or three colors to a whole spectrum.
Like other phenomenal gems, such as star and cat's eye gemstones, rainbow scapolite shows its best feature when it is cut en cabochon, though faceted rainbow scapolite gems are also available. Rainbow scapolite is an affordable gem that is perfect for a unique piece of cabochon jewelry, such as a necklace pendant, a cuff bracelet, a ring or a pair of dangle earrings.
It is said by crystal healing practitioners that scapolite promotes achievement and problem solving in its wearer. Whether this is true for you or not, rainbow scapolite is likely to arouse wonder in both the wearer and admirer, for it is a truly unique and intriguing gemstone.