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Chalcedony is a form of quartz crystal found in abundance all around the world. Named after the ancient port of Chalchedon where people would mine and trade gemstones. There are various types of chalcedony including agates, carnelian, bloodstone, jasper, chrysoprase, flint, onyx, and sardonyx.
Physical Energy Properties: Assists with recovery from drug or alcohol addiction or any other type of addiction. Eases obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and dementia. Increases mineral absorption and prevents minerals from building up in the body. Can also aid in the health of the gallbladder and spleen. Helps the circulatory system and cleanses the blood.
Emotional Energy Properties: Chalcedony is a very calming stone that eases the emotions and mind. Balances mind, body and soul causing a feeling of peace and relaxation. Helps you release self-doubt to get a better sense of self-trust. Also helps ease bad dreams and nightmares.
Chakras: Depends on the colour and type of chalcedony. There are different chalcedony stones for each chakra.
Astrological signs: Sagittarius and Cancer are the two signs that this type of stone is related to.
History: Chalcedony has been used as early as the Bronze Age and was considered a treasured gem at that time. There have been chalcedony seals, tools and jewelry that date back to 1800 BC found in areas where Romans, Greeks, and Babylonians lived. Indigenous tribes also consider chalcedony to be sacred and it’s used in special ceremony. At one point in time, people used chalcedony to make goblets that were lined with silver. This was supposed to prevent poisoning.
Where it's found: This gem is a compact silica that is found mainly in sedimentary and volcanic environments. They form over long durations of time which is why a layering effect occurs in the gems making each one unique and unique. It can be found all over the world including all over the United States is known to produce chalcedony as well as in India, Madagascar, Uraguay, Myanmar, Mexico, Brazil and Southwestern Africa.
Variations, Rarity and Value: Gemstones that are specifically named chalcedony are mainly translucent and one colour. The rest is sold as its own type of chalcedonies like red or pink chalcedony or as agate or Jasper. The highest quality chalcedony would be translucent or pigmented in colour.
How to use it: Wear in jewelry or place on the appropriate areas of the body that need balancing.
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