Super seven stones are popular healing gemstones consisting of seven different crystals. The crystals inside super seven stones include multiple types of quartz, along with rutile, cacoxenite, goethite, and lepidocrocite.
Though super seven stones aren’t usually recognized in official mineralogical literature, they’re widespread among crystal healers. Besides, why not condense a group of gorgeous gems into one super stone?
Want to know more about this sacred, supercharged gem? Stay tuned to learn all the properties, benefits, prices, and meanings behind the super seven gemstone!
Though “super seven” is a nickname itself, this stone has other monikers:
Sacred Seven Crystal
The super seven stone is a semi-precious gemstone. Unlike most gems, however, super seven stones aren’t minerals. Instead, they’re composed of multiple minerals, making them rocks.
Though not birthstones individually, super seven stones do contain some traditional birthstones. Amethyst is the traditional February birthstone and clear quartz is an alternative April birthstone. Rutile is also a zodiac stone for the signs Gemini and Leo.
Additionally, smoky quartz (particularly its local variety called “Cairngorm quartz”) is the national gem of Scotland.
Speaking of the minerals inside super seven stones, let’s see how they affect the stone’s properties.
If you don’t know, stones must meet certain requirements to be considered minerals. Mineral-like stones that don’t meet all requirements are mineraloids.
Rocks are composed of multiple minerals or mineraloids. The exact amount of each material inside varies from one rock to the next — that includes super seven stones.
Therefore, the best way to discuss super seven’s composition is to break down the composition of its parts: the minerals inside!
Here are the basic compositions and mineral properties of each gem inside super seven stones:
Clear Quartz: Composed of silica; Transparent to translucent; Colorless to milky white; Little to no impurities present
Amethyst: Quartz variety; Composed of silica; Transparent to translucent; Light to dark shades of purple or violet, often with blue or red undertones; Color caused by natural irradiation of iron or aluminum impurities
Smoky Quartz: Quartz variety; Composed of silica; Transparent to opaque; Light to dark shades of brown to black, sometimes with gray undertones; Color caused by natural irradiation of aluminum impurities
Cacoxenite: Composed of iron aluminum phosphate; Semi-transparent; Shades of yellow to orange, rarely green; Color caused by iron impurities
Lepidocrocite: Composed of iron oxide-hydroxide; Transparent; Red to reddish-brown; Color caused by iron rusting underwater
Rutile: Composed of titanium dioxide; Transparent to opaque; Commonly red, golden, brown, or black (all caused by iron), rarely green (caused by niobium or chromium), blue, or violet (both synthetic or treated)
Goethite: Composed of iron oxide-hydroxide; Sub-translucent to opaque; Shades of yellow, orange, or red to black, brown, or silver; Occasional iridescence caused by surface layers of turgite (hematite & goethite)
Most often, super seven stones contain these minerals as inclusions encased in quartz. In most super seven stones, the predominant mineral is amethyst. Some specimens, dubbed “Super Eight” stones, also contain the iron oxide mineral hematite.
Below are the general properties for super seven stones:
Mohs hardness: Around 7
Color: Typically multi-colored, variations differ by specimen; Commonly predominantly purple/violet (amethyst); Other colors are brown or black (smoky quartz), yellow to orange (cacoxenite), red to golden-yellow (rutile or lepidocrocite or goethite); Possible red from hematite
Crystal structure: None
Luster: Vitreous (glassy)
Transparency: Translucent to opaque
Refractive index: 1.54-1.55
Streak: Usually white; Certain areas of some specimens may lend orange, red, brownish-yellow, or yellow streaks from exposed lepidocrocite, hematite/rutile, or goethite, respectively
Pictured above: Auralite 23 rough
A similar stone to super seven is auralite 23. But what is auralite?
Auralite is not an officially recognized mineral, but aurolite is a mineral officially recognized by the International Mineralogical Association (IMA) with the formula Mn2+Mn4+3O7·3H2O. Aurolite and auralite are not the same.
Unfortunately, the confusion may continue with auralite vs. auralite 23. Auralite is possibly an altered cordierite or iron, magnesium, calcium, and potassium aluminosilicate first reported from the Aura River in Finland.
Auralite 23, however, is completely different.
Essentially, auralite 23 is a rock with all of the super seven minerals plus more. It’s sometimes called “red cap amethyst.” Auralite 23 may contain up to 23 minerals but usually contains 17.
The potential minerals or elements inside auralite 23 stones are:
Like super seven stones, auralite 23 stones are usually predominantly purple with red, brown, and yellow as common additional hues.
Besides composition, one key difference between the two is source. Super seven stones are most well-known from Brazil, while auralite 23 stones famously come from the Auralite 23™ Mine in Canada.
With that settled, it’s time to get into super seven’s spiritual side!
The super seven crystal meaning has many interpretations, but a common one is that it symbolizes unification or the brotherhood of humanity. Super seven stones are said to be bursting with spiritual healing energy.
Additionally, the number seven is considered sacred in many cultures.
In the Bible, seven represented completion or fulfillment. The Biblical creation of Earth happened in seven days, plus there were seven tribes of Israel and many groupings of seven.
In Islam, there are seven heavens and Muslims circle the Kaaba in Mecca seven times during their pilgrimage. Hindus believe the universe has seven worlds, and the Sapta Puri are seven sacred cities in Hinduism. Buddhists follow the Seven Factors of Awakening.
Not to mention the seven deadly sins, seven wonders of the world, the luck of a triple-seven on a slot machine… the list goes on.
The origin of the name “super seven” isn’t entirely clear, though it can be assumed the “seven” refers to the number of minerals inside. As mindat.org points out, the name may have been chosen because of the former Canadian Lottery Super 7.
Similarly, the nickname “Melody’s (or Melody) Stone” is also not 100 percent clear, but some sites say it honors an author named Melody who is well-known in the crystal healing realm.
Melody is an acclaimed author who wrote the popular 1991 book Love Is In The Earth – A Kaleidoscope of Crystals Update and many subsequent books in the Love Is In The Earth© series, describing hundreds of crystal’s healing properties.
She also established Melody Crystal Workshops to teach “Crystology,” her form of gemstone therapy. Today, the group of instructors belongs to The Association of Melody Crystal Healers International™ or TAOMCHI.
Clearly, super seven stones are inherently tied to crystal healing. So, what is the super seven crystal good for?
By now, it’s no surprise that super seven is a healing stone. Every gem inside brings its own benefits:
Clear Quartz: Master healer; Spiritual growth
Amethyst: Sobriety & spiritual wisdom
Smoky Quartz: Grounding & balance
Cacoxenite: Ascension & amplification
Lepidocrocite: Intuition & divine power
Rutile: Illumination & elevation
Goethite: Connection to earth
The combination of all these properties leads to a host of healing benefits.
Whether or not you’re a spiritual person, super seven is said to broaden your perspective and understand your emotions better. It’s also believed to help you release self-doubt and manifest beneficial opportunities.
Chakra healing is an ancient practice used for promoting physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness by balancing one or more of the seven energy centers along the body called chakras.
Most chakra stones only balance one chakra, but super seven gems balances and aligns all seven chakras. This allows free energy flow and replenishment to your health.
Spiritually, super seven stones are commonly used to enhance or encourage:
Spiritual development & growth
With the spiritual side covered, let’s get into super seven gemstone value.
Since super seven stones aren’t in the official gemstone literature, they lack established grading guidelines.
Many mineralogists believe super seven stones are simply low-grade Brazilian amethyst or quartz given a fancier name to up sales. But as long as they’re not selling a gemstone as another (like labeling citrine as “topaz”), the practice is legitimate.
Also, cut super seven stones may not contain all seven crystals inside — that’s just how rocks work!
We’ll still go over some of the standard value factors of gemstones and how they relate to super seven stones below:
Color: Super seven stones are often predominantly purple, with zones of other colors like red making stunning specimens. Other zones may be colorless, white, gray, brown, yellow, orange, and sometimes green.
Cut: Super seven stones may be sold raw (uncut), but popular cut shapes include cabochons, beads, carvings, and tumbled stones.
Transparency: The stones range from transparent to opaque, but more transparent stones that still display multiple colors can be more valuable.
Tying back to healing, wearing jewelry like a super seven bracelet, carrying a strand of super seven beads, or keeping a super seven gemstone pyramid (or another shape) nearby are some methods to access the gem’s spiritual benefits.
Back to the physical aspects, how do super seven stones form?
As a predominantly quartz stone, one can assume that super seven stones form similarly to quartz.
Quartz typically occurs inside igneous rocks like pegmatites. It starts when the rocks themselves form from cooling magma. Silica water settles into crevices within the rock, crystallizing into quartz as the rock cools and solidifies.
For super seven crystals to form, the additional elements and mineral inclusions must make their way into the crystal before it’s done crystallizing.
Now, where do super seven stones come from?
Some say the only location of super seven stones is Espírito Santo (Spanish for “Holy Spirit”) in Brazil. However, there are other locales to find this stone:
Looking for a super seven crystal for sale? Then let’s talk about what prices to expect.
Luckily, super seven stones are almost always affordable, especially at wholesale sites like Gem Rock Auctions.
Cabochons range from $15 to $45, with some transparent options reaching $280. Carvings of super seven stones range by intricacy, starting at $25 and reaching $180.
Rough super seven crystals fetch $15 to $55 each, always under $1 per carat at wholesale.
Lastly, we’ll discuss gemstone care.
Super seven crystals are relatively hard, but lots of inclusions can weaken stones, so be gentle. You may want protective settings on vulnerable jewelry like a super seven ring.
To clean super seven stones, carefully wash them with a soft toothbrush, mild soap, and warm water. Dry the stone with a soft, microfiber cloth and store away from other gems.
Whether your crystal collection is expansive or not started yet, the super seven stone is a must-have. This powerhouse of a stone offers the benefits of multiple gems all in one! After all, lucky number seven is always a winner.
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