Chalcedony stones are one of the most widespread varieties of quartz in the world. Many agates, jaspers, and even fossils are considered to be this type of gemstone. They are naturally nurturing, often serving as good companion stones for groups seeking to form strong, deep bonds with each other. They are also natural harmonizers that help align one’s energies, allowing one to be more generous and enjoyable. It should be noted that the term chalcedony can refer to both the variety of quartz and a specific blue-and-white gemstone known as Blue Chalcedony (see photo).
Chalcedony is believed to be named for the Ancient Greek city of Chalcedon.
The High Priest of the Israelite’s holy breastplate supposedly contained blue chalcedony.
Blue chalcedony has long been considered a boon for public speakers, dating back to Ancient Roman times.
Chalcedony stones are a type of cryptocrystalline mineral formed from quartz and morganite. As previously stated, some agates, jaspers, and other gemstones are considered to be part of this group. They can be found worldwide.
For more about Blue Chalcedony, see our Dictionary page here.
As a group of stones, different types of chalcedony can be associated with different chakras.
You can place these stones in full moon moonlight to energize. It can also be moved through sage smoke or incense, placed in rice, or buried in the earth overnight.
As with chakras, different types of chalcedony have differing associations with the zodiac.
Chalcedony is thought to have various healing benefits based on its variety. Many are believed to support the throat and aid in allergy symptoms.
Disclaimer: Crystal meanings and spiritual healing lore are not a prescription, diagnosis or healthcare information. They are presented as spiritual supports to healing and other life issues. See a doctor or licensed medical practitioner for all health issues.
Chalcedony at Crystal Life
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