Vivianite is Hydrated Iron Phosphate: (Fe2+Fe2+2(PO4)2·8H2O.
Vivianite is best kept out of sunlight as it loses its colour.
Since Roman times, it was known as a pigment, but its use in oil painting was rather limited.
It has been found in Vermeer’s The Procuress in the blue-grey parts of the carpet in the foreground.
This stone is transformative for those who feel ill at ease with their own bodies and are self-conscious.
It is known as the “Stone of patience”, bringing patience and compassion for all carers of the sick, disabled and the elderly.
Chakra: Third eye and Heart