What is chalcedony? Pronounced kal-sed-uh-nee, this gemstone is a microcrystalline variety of quartz. A common gemstone that is found in many locations throughout the world, its appeal can be dated back as far as the Bronze Age. The name refers to a family of gemstones, were the single coloured varieties are commonly sold under the family name, and were banded varieties are often given specific names such as onyx and carnelian.
In its natural form, this gemstone has a waxy lustre and a pale appearance, with its colour ranging from translucent white to semi-transparent lilac. Its fair surface and chemical structure allows for its natural colour to be altered by embedding minerals. And it is this quality that makes chalcedony a great gemstone for jewellery. In recent times, light blue Chalcedony has become a popular choice of gemstone due to its calming blue hues and pleasing appearance.
Chalcedony Healing Properties
A nurturing stone, chalcedony is known to absorb negative energy, allowing it to dissipate to prevent onward transmission. Great for bringing the mind, body, emotions and spirit into harmony, it can help increase physical energy and ease self doubt.
Also a reflective stone that encourages inward reflection, possessing such item is said to make you feel more alive and energised. A powerful healer and cleanser, this precious gem allows people who wear this stone to become more enthusiastic, confident and open about life.
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