Originally named kupfernickel in 1694 by Urban Hjärne from the German nickname for Nick (in the sense of a mischievous deceiver), because the ore seemed to contain copper but yielded none. Renamed nickeline in 1832 by François Sulpice Beudant in allusion to its nickel contents. Also renamed niccolite by James Dwight Dana in 1868 from the Latin "niccolum".
The energy of this stone suggests it is ideal for increasing intuition, especially in relationship matters. It also helps to balance sexuality allowing one to release emotional control.
Promotes balance in couples and stability in their relationships.