People worldwide have treasured sodalite stones for many millennia. Even as early as 2600 B.C., the ancient city of Caral near Peru bartered goods with sodalite.
Thousands of years later in 1811, European explorers discovered sodalite during their travels in Greenland.
Toward the end of the century in 1891, Princess Margaret discovered sodalite during their tour of Canada. After that, sodalites became popular for their ornamental qualities that we know and love today. In fact, Canadians now refer to sodalite as the “Princess Blue” stone.
Although somewhat similar to lazurite and lapis lazuli, sodalite rarely contains pyrite (a common inclusion in lapis) and its blue colour is more like traditional royal blue rather than ultramarine. It is further distinguished from similar minerals by its white (rather than blue) streak.
Sodalite is a stone of insight and mental enhancement. Sodalite enhances mental capability and allowing self evaluation enabling you to highlight your own strengths and weaknesses.
Similarly, sodalite assists in the development of intuition and helping you to understand yourself and is a great crystal for supporting the third-eye chakra and promoting intuition and helps still the mind.