Orchid calcite is a name for Madagascar orange calcite palm stones with black tourmaline inclusions.
These are quite unique and stunning and aren't the typical orange calcite stones you usually see. Black tourmaline sometimes naturally develops within and alongside growth sites of orange calcite.
The color of and inclusions in the stone resemble the flesh of papaya and its black seeds. Papayas are also fruits that symbolize inner peace and happiness.
Orange calcite is a stone associated with fire, passion, youth, vitality, sensuality, libido, confidence, high energy and creativity.
Black tourmaline is considered to be a strong grounding stone that blocks negative energy and channels positive energy from the earth and all natural surroundings.
Together orange calcite and black tourmaline are believed to create a synergistic effect on the body,, mind and spirit. While orange calcite works to boost your confidence, passion and virility, black tourmaline works in tandem to ground and strengthen its effects as it wards off detractor energy.
A - Creamy marbling with subtle orange translucent banding (orange creamsicle effect) and a good amount of black tourmaline inclusions. Subtle flash on one side.
B - Arched white veining on one side, marble-like beauty, a couple of sparkles and very faint flash on the other side.
C - Rich black tourmaline clusters, juicy, papaya orange coloring, subtle, tiny, shimmery specks on both sides, and a beautiful look, overall.
D - Peach sorbet, slushy-like texture and coloring, medium large black tourmaline inclusions on the perimeter of the stone.