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Vesuvianite gets its name from Mt. Vesuvius in Italy where the gemstone was originally described by German gemologist Abraham Gottlob Werner in 1795. This gemstone was originally known as idocrase, a still somewhat common name amongst those using vesuvianite for metaphysical benefits. This term came from the Greek words “mixed form.” Vesuvianite is believed to be connected to the heart chakra. This stone has been used to help release pent up anger in a gentle way that helps an individual find balance in their emotions. According to metaphysical beliefs, vesuvianite helps not only level out emotions, but can help us think level-headed by clearing negative or repetitive thoughts. Vesuvianite has been used as a gift to newlyweds due to its connotations as a cooperative stone that facilitates awareness of one's heart and an ability to express love. Vesuvianite is not an actual birthstone, but the gem is associated with the zodiac signs of Sagittarius and Capricorn.