Smithsonite is a lovely mineral that was named for the founder of the Smithsonian Institute. THIS IS AN OUTSTANDING Botroydial or 'Grape Like' Specimen, perfect in every way and from my own collection. The color is a lusterous lavender, layered colors of lavender and blue green Smithsonite. Usually this mineral is seen as more of a blue to gray color. This specimen is from Choix-Sinalloa Mexico. The vibration is very calming and pleasant. Smithsonite has been one of my favorites for some time now. I feel it is emotional in nature and helps to build positive energy in relationships. Use Smithsonite to provide comfort when making changes in your life. New beginnings.