Sodalite Puffed Heart
This shape is referred to as a puffed heart because it is thick and rounded. This Brazilian Sodalite heart has beautiful shades of blue and very nice swirls of creamy calcite. Sodalite is a sodium aluminum silicate and was first discovered in 1806 in Greenland. Its name derives from its sodium content. Sodalite can be blue, gray, white, green, yellow or reddish and can usually be found with stripes of white calcite throughout. It did not gain popularity until 1891 when vast deposits were discovered in Ontario, Canada. It can also be found in Brazil, Namibia, India and USA.
The heart has long been used as a symbol to refer to the spiritual, emotional, moral, and intellectual core of a human being. As the heart was once widely believed to be the seat of the human soul, the word heart continues to be used poetically to refer to the soul, and stylized depictions of hearts are used as prevalent symbols representing love, friendship and an openhearted attitude.