Chalcedony is a silicon dioxide composed of submicroscopic quartz shards, coloured by pigments of other minerals. Chalcedony, like the other members of the Quartz family, has a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale. Even though the Quartz fibres form chalcedony appear parallel or perpendicular, at a macroscopic level we can observe radiant stones, clumps or kidney shapes. Chalcedony deposits are found anywhere on Earth, especially in India, Brazil, Madagascar, and Turkey.
Chalcedony presents a wide range of colours, patterns, places of origin and names. Agate, Aventurine, Carneal, Agate, Onyx are a variety of Chalcedony. His name comes from the Greek port city of Chalcedon. Chalcedony has been worn as a jewel ever since ancient civilizations in Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Chalcedony Geodes, painted in silver and other colours, are sold in Morocco and other places. Under wet conditions, the paint begins to flow and reveals Chalcedony White or Gray underneath.
Chalcedony is a stone of affection that promotes brotherhood and goodwill, enhancing the stability of the groups. It can be used to transmit thoughts through telepathy. Absorbs negative energy and dispenses it, thus purifying communication channels.
In antiquity, people made chalcedony, lined with silver, which was thought to prevent poisoning. Chalcedony harmonizes the mind, the body, the emotions, the Spirit and the Soul.
Through the feelings of benevolence and generosity that they give, drive away hostility and turn melancholy into joy. Psychologically, Chalcedony casts out self-doubt and facilitates lucid introspection. Stimulates the open and enthusiastic personality. Absorbs and dissipates negative thoughts and emotions, and expels the nightmares.
Quartz variety with fine striations like a lace.
Chemical composition: Silicon Dioxide
Hardness: 7 out of 10
Appearance: glossy, translucent to opaque, with fine coats
Colors: white-blue, white, very pale blue.
Crystallization bases: trigonal
Keywords: communication, clarity, trust
Chakras: root (1), Sexual / Creative (2), Solar plex (3), Heart (4), throat (5)
Countries of origin (where the crystal is found): United States, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Iceland, Mexico, Morocco, Brazil, Russia, Great Britain, New Zealand, Turkey
The authenticity of the crystal is given by:
- Specific color: The predominant hue is blue-gray or white-blue
- Specific pattern: it has layers intertwined in various colors of predominant color, arranged as a fine lace.
Chalcedony is a powerful purifier, so it can be used as an antiseptic for open wounds. Amplifies maternal instinct and stimulates lactation. Improves the assimilation of minerals and prevents their accumulation in the veins. Chalcedony reduces the effects of senility and dementia.
- It can be worn on the body in the form of a ring, pendant or keychain, or placed on the affected area, especially on the organs, in contact with the skin.
- This stone amplifies physical energy, balances the body, emotions, mind, and spirit. Heal eyes, bile, bones, spleen, blood, and circulatory system.
Legend and History
- In the sixteenth century, it was used by magicians to dissipate fantasies and illusions.
- It was once worn by sailors to protect them from drowning.
- In Italy, women wear chalcedony to increase lactation.
Recommended stone for:
- Zodiac: Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Pisces
- Birth month: June
- Amulet: Cancer
- Associated Day: Monday
- Related planes: Moon
- Chakras: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
- Associated Letter: C, recommended for those with names beginning with this letter
- Associated Numbers: 7. Numerical Recommendations: For those who have this number as a way of life, expression number, birthday 3, 12, 21, 30
- Associated Age: 21, recommended to wear at this age or to give a gift at this age
It is a stone of creativity. It opens the mind, allows the assimilation of new ideas and facilitates the acceptance of new situations.
Blue Chalcedony amplifies mental flexibility and verbal dexterity and improves learning and communication power.
It stimulates the ability to learn foreign languages and improves memory.
Blue Chalcedony gives optimism and confidence in the future and improves self-perception.
This stone was once used to influence meteorological conditions through magical rituals and to cure diseases associated with changing the weather.
Physically, Blue Chalcedony stimulates the regeneration of mucous membranes and relieves conditions caused by sensitivity to weather or atmospheric pressure, such as glaucoma.
Stimulates the immune system and lymph flow, neutralizes oedema, has anti-inflammatory effects, lowers body temperature and reduces blood pressure.
Heals the lungs and purifies the respiratory system from the effects of smoking.
Stimulates goodness and all positive aspects. He teaches us to enjoy the children of everything that happens to us and invites us to learn new things. Encourages creativity, especially for those who have the gift of the story. It is a spiritual stone that enhances empathy and inner peace and leads to great self-confidence. Pink Chalcedony is especially useful for treating psychosomatic disorders. It strengthens the heart and supports the immune system. Facilitates breastfeeding and lymph flow.
Provides the power and perseverance necessary to achieve any purpose. It teaches us when to fight and when we have to retire with dignity, but also to accept the situation graciously. It is a stone of trust, especially in translating into reality its own dreams in a more positive way. From the therapeutic point of view, Red Chalcedony stimulates circulation without raising tension and encourages blood clotting. It reduces hunger, but should not be used for long periods of time because it inhibits the absorption of nutrients and may cause temporary nausea.
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