Calcite is calcium carbonate mineral and one of the most varied crystals with a wide variety of forms / colors on the planet, they are found on every continent. It is said that regardless of the type of calcite, this mineral carries with it very gentle energy. Crystal healers say it helps to remove blockages, helping one move beyond their patterns. It is also said calcite is connected to the fire element, assisting in moving energy through the chakras (energy centers in the body) and the meridians. These particular pieces are bright orange in color, connecting it to the sacral chakra, the womb space, the place where creativity and connection lives.
These brightly colored calcites are completely natural, from the earth in Mexico. They were not polished by a machine, but by a dip in a hydrochloric acid solution to dissolve a thin layer of the calcite, leaving a smooth, lustrous, glassy surface. Although calcite is slightly more dense than quartz, it is actually much softer - just a 3 on the Mohs hardness scale. Keep it dry & away from harder stones that may scratch or damage them.