More Information About Chalcedony:
The name chalcedony (pronounced “kal-SEH-dony” or “chal-SEH-dony”) is a blanket term for many varieties of cryptocrystalline (small-grained) Quartz. Often when jewelers and gemologists talk about chalcedony, they mean the white-to-blue variety, but we’ve also seen lovely specimens (like Black Mystic Chalcedony). Chalcedony exists in almost every color. In fact, many forms of Quartz are technically also forms of chalcedony: jaspers, agates, onyx — even petrified wood! The reason for this is that when Earth’s geological activity breaks up her abundant supply of quartz, small crystals often morph into something new, picking up all kinds of minerals and other stuff in the process. The large crystalline pieces are varieties of Quartz, the banded varieties are Agates, the opaque varieties are Jaspers, and the translucent varieties without banding are Chalcedony (generally speaking).
Metaphysical Uses of Blue Chalcedony:
Chalcedony is a stone of balance, which can counteract any scattered tendencies, as when sometimes we want to have things both ways. Compromise and generosity, chalcedony’s gifts, encourage our better side. The stone fosters openness, agreeability, and personal charm. Its milky appearance suggests some of the properties historically associated with it; for example, Italian women traditionally wear chalcedony beads after childbirth for successful lactation. Chalcedony — especially the common blue kind — has a cool, soft quality soothes energetic causes of inflammation of the eyes, blood, and sexual organs.
*Crystal Healing is not meant to replace conventional medicine, but rather to complement and enhance it. Information within this site is metaphysical in nature and is by no means medical. Crystals should only be used with the understanding that they are not an independent therapy, but rather are just part of a holistic healing approach to wellness.