“Renaming a crystal or mineral with a fancy foo foo name is prostituting Mother Nature’s children. It is neither necessary nor appropriate. Dress it up and give it a fancy name and sell it for more than it is worth, is a common practice for few in the metaphysical community. The practice of misleading and making something it is not, is the practice commonly used by politics and snake oil salesmen.”
Honesty, Integrity, Truth in labeling.
The Rebel Rocker
This will never be a complete list although I have added a few new names I have already researched to the list. New crystals and minerals are found all the time and old rocks are increasingly given “new” names. I believe this is a great guide to get you started and encourages you to always ask questions.
It should be noted that federal registration of a trademark is not mandatory, meaning anyone can stick a TM on anything that no one else has legal rights to. One specific company is a master at this with less than 10% of its Trademarked names actually appearing in any of the Trademark databases.
LEGAL Trademarks do, however, have several advantages, including notice to the public of the registrant’s claim of ownership of the mark, legal presumption of ownership nationwide, and exclusive right to use the mark on or in connection with the goods/services listed in the registration.
For the excerpt list below and in the complete book, several Trademark databases were searched, including those in Canada, the UK, Australia and the US.
At the time of compiling the list, some names may have been trademarked after the fact, while others may have dropped their Trademark application. Please excuse any inconsistencies. When I find updates, I will post them here.
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Agape Crystals™ When contacting this company to question the validity of the name Agape Crystals™, I received the following response: In order to stave off a potential lawsuit from the original trademarked name of Super Seven™/Melody Stone™/Sacred Seven™ this company renamed the crystal and trademarked the new name it. Hence, Agape Crystals™ were born. ALL of these trademarked names refer to the same mineral combination: Quartz, Smoky Quartz, Rutile in Quartz (Rutilated Quartz), Amethyst, Goethite, Lepidocrocite and Cacoxenite.
Agnitite™ is a new marketing/ non-registered Trademark name for iron included Quartz from Madagascar, previously and more accurately known as Hematoid Quartz (hematite inclusions in Quartz).
Afghanistan Jade or Afghan Jade is a marketing name for Bowenite (Var. Serpentine).
African Jade is a misleading marketing name for Grossular Garnet. African Jade is also a marketing name for Buddstone (Verdite which is a Var. Fuchsite).
Alligator Quartz is a nick name for Jacare’ Quartz.
Allura is a synonym for the mineral Gaspeite (Calcite Group)
Amazez™ is a non-registered trademark name for Chevron or Banded Amethyst.
Amazon Jade is a misleading marketing name for Amazonite (Var. Feldspar). Not a Jade at all.
Amazon Stone is another marketing name for Amazonite (Var. Feldspar).
Amechlorite is a new marketing name for an Amethyst point with chlorite inclusions.
American Jade is a misleading marketing name for Californite (Var. Vesuvianite).
Ammolite is a marketing name for an iridescent/opalescent Ammonite (fossil) from Alberta, Canada.
Anandalite™ is a non-registered trademark name for naturally occurring Quartz crystals displaying internal
spectral colors under minor rhombohedral faces. Other names include Aurora Quartz and Iris Quartz.
Andara “Crystals”= Slag Glass
Andescine Labradorite is a commercial marketing name for laboratory enhanced Labradorite using copper.
Angelinite™ is a marketing name (non- registered trademark) for white, opaque quartz and possibly calcium Carbonate. Calcium carbonate is a common substance found in rocks as the minerals calcite and aragonite, and is the main component of shells of marine organisms, snails, pearls, and eggshells.
Angelite is a commercial trade name for a semitransparent light blue-grey to blue-lilac Anhydrite from Peru.
Angel Quartz is a marketing name for Spirit Quartz aka Cactus Quartz.
Aphrodite Stone a marketing name for colbaltoan calcite.
Aqua Terra Jasper is a misleading marketing name for man-made shaped/poured resin.
Aqualite is a marketing name for blue Apatite included Quartz. There are several legal trademarks on the books for Aqualite, but NONE of them are in reference to a crystal/mineral.
Aquatine or Lemurian Aquatine Calcite™ is a nonregistered trademark name for Aqua colored Calcite from Argentina.
Ascensionite™ is a registered trademark name for a simple rock made up of Dolomite, Basalt and Quartz crystals. Owner (REGISTRANT) Steven Rosley on December 18, 2012
Astraline™ is a non-registered trademark name for Quartz, combined with Muscovite and Cronstedtite (a member of the Serpentine Subgroup).
Atlantis Stone (Channeled from Edgar Cayce) who identified it as Larimar.
Atlantis Stone is also a marketing name for Orbicular Sea Jasper /Ocean Jasper.
Atlantisite™ is a trademark name for a mineral combination of Serpentine and Stichtite. Atlantisite™ was first Trademarked in Victoria, Australia in the year 2003 by Crystal Universe Pty. Ltd.
Auralite 23 is a marketing name for a combination of Quartz (Rock Quartz, Amethyst, Prasiolite (green Quartz),
Smoky Quartz). The rest has yet to be proven and the results provided. I did not find any trademark
registration in either the US or Canadian Databases. The Identification of these minerals was taken from a land survey. To my knowledge they have yet to be properly tested. I will be happy to update and correct when provided with an accurate testing result of the mineral itself.
Aurora Quartz is a synonym for naturally occurring Quartz crystals displaying internal spectral colors under minor rhombohedral faces. Aurora Quartz is also called Anandalite.
Australian Jade is a misleading marketing name for Chrysoprase.
Avalonite is a marketing name for Blue Chalcedony.
Avalonite™ Avalonite™ is closely related to the gemstone Thulite. Avalonite™ and Thulite are in the Zoisite family of minerals. This is a nonregistered Trademark name.
Azeztulite™ is a registered trademark name for B-C grade Quartz and/or Quartzite. There is nothing special
about it other than someone is parting you from your money. Registration Date June 17, 2008 by Heaven & Earth
Azotic Topaz is a marketing name for lab enhanced, titanium coated white Topaz.
Azumar™ is a non-trademark name identified loosely as Quartz and Kaolinite with trace minerals. Kaolinite is a
member of the Serpentine group and to me, this looks like Serpentine possibly colored by Copper or inclusions
of Chrysocolla. The fact it was found in Arizona, USA further validates this supposition. (The real trademark
belongs to a Pharmaceutical company).
Bixbite is a type of Red Beryl. The name was changed from Bixbite to red beryl to remove any confusion with
the species Bixbyite, named for the same person.
Black Amber is a synonym for Jet.
Black Labradorite is a synonym for Larvikite.
Black Strongstone™ look like the pebbles we pick up on the beach and in fact, that is the description……that these are black quartz “material” from Mexico that have been smoothed by the ocean.
Blue Alexandrite is a synonym for Blue or Violet Sapphire.
Blue Andes Opal is a commercial name for a mix of Chrysocolla and Opal.
Blue Asbestos is a synonym for Crocidolite.
Blue Aura is a synonym for Aqua Aura.
Blue Liberite™ is yet another marketing name for what appears to be the same combination of Blue Quartz/Pink Feldspar/Llanoite/Llanite called Que Sera Stone™. Que Sera Stone™ was legally trademarked by Carol Wallace in 2012 and is listed in the UK Trademark Database as the same. This is why another name, Blue Liberite was concocted instead. (Think about all of the different “trademarked” names for Super Seven. These are created in order that they will not be sued.)
Blue Norwegian Moonstone is a synonym for Larvikite.
Blue Onyx is a synonym for Aqua colored Calcite from Argentina. See also Aquatine or Lemurian Aquatine Calcite™
Blue Pearl Granite is a synonym for Larvikite.
Blue Spar is a synonym for Lazulite.
Blue Zeolite is a synonym for Lazulite.
Blueberry Quartz is a misleading trade name for synthetically produced glass w/ blue swirling patterns
manufactured in China sold primarily as beads. Blueberry Quartz is also a commercial name for a variety of
Amethyst sold by QVC.
Boji® Stone is a legally registered name for a specific type of Iron Concretion found in Kansas. Boji Stones are
also called Pop Rocks or Kansas Pop Rocks (location).
Boli Stone is a marketing name for calcite nuggets found in the Saudi Arabian desert. The stones are smoothed as
they are tossed about by the wind and sands.
Bolivianite is a synonym for Ametrine.
Bornite, a very real mineral, is often confused with tarnished Chalcopyrite. It can also be in combination with Chalcopyrite, which only adds to the confusion.
Bowenite (Member of Serpentine Group) also called “New Jade”, Tangiwaite or Tangawaite.
Buddstone, also called African Jade, is a marketing name for Verdite.
Canadian Blue Stone is a synonym for Sodalite.
Catlinite is a marketing name for red clay used by the Native Americans to make pipes (also called Pipestone).
It is found in Minnesota and Arizona, USA. I was taught that this is sacred material that should not be sold or
Celestite is a trade name/marketing name for Celestine.
Cherry Quartz is a marketing name for synthesized glass with red color (Cinnabar, Hematite, etc.) introduced.
Chevron Amethyst is a trade name for banded Amethyst. Also called “Zebra” Amethyst.
Chinese Flower Jasper (also called Purple Flower Jasper and Flower Wood Jasper) is a re-marketing name by
China who originally marketed this as Charoite. It is neither a Jasper nor Charoite. It is a combination of D
grade materials including Fluorite, Quartz and iron.
Cinnazez™ is a nonregistered trademark name for the combination of Quartz and Cinnabar.
Citron Chrysoprase is a nickel rich variety of Magnesite that comes from Australia, NOT a Chrysoprase. Chrysoprase is a type of Chalcedony. Magnesite is a member of the Calcite Group.
Clevelandite is a synonym for Cleavelandite (spelling).
Colorado Jade is a misleading marketing name for Amazonite (Var. Feldspar).
Copale or Copalite are both synonyms for Copal, which is a young resin, NOT the same as Amber, but often
marketed as Amber.
Coracalcite™ is a marketing name and a non-registered trademark name for Golden/Honey Calcite located in
Florida. Others reference a combination of Coral (composed primarily of calcium carbonate) and Calcite.
Crab Fire Agate is a synonym for Spider Web Carnelian (that has no fire). This is heat treated to create the patterned crackled effect.
Cradle of Humankind The name Cradle of Humankind refers to the site in South Africa that has produced a
large number of (as well as some of the oldest) hominin fossils ever found, some dating back as far as 3.5 million
years ago. The stone marketed as Cradle of Humankind is a member of the quartz family (SiO2) with many
indicating it is a type of Agate.
Crocodile Jasper is another name for Kambaba stone.
Crocodile Rock is another name for Kambaba stone.
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