Chalcedony is considered a powerful cleanser, absorbing negative energy and dissipating it to prevent onward transmission. It removes self-doubt and facilitates constructive inward reflection, creating an open and enthusiastic persona.
Spiritual & Emotional Influence:
Chalcedony promotes brotherhood and enhances group stability and can be used to assist telepathy.
It is a very calming stone that eases the emotions and mind. Balances mind, body, and soul causing a feeling of peace and relaxation. It helps ease bad dreams and nightmares.
The Physical Connection:
Chalcedony is thought to assists with recovery from drug or alcohol addiction or any other type of addiction. It is said to ease obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and dementia. It is believed to increase mineral absorption and prevent minerals from building up in the body. It is also thought to aid in the health of the gallbladder and spleen. It is said to help the circulatory system and cleanses the blood.
The Chakras Connected to Chalcedony:
Root (Base) Chakra, Sacral Chakra, Solar Plexus Chakra, Heart Chakra, Throat Chakra, Third Eye (Brow) Chakra, Crown Chakra. Cleanses and aligns All Chakras.
Locations Found & History:
USA, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Iceland, England, Mexico, New Zealand, Turkey, Russia, Brazil, Morocco. Chalcedony is compact silica that is found mainly in sedimentary and volcanic environments. Named for the Greek city Chalcedon, in ancient times chalices carved from Chalcedony and lined with silver were believed to prevent poisoning.
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 ceremonies. At one point in time, people used Chalcedony to make goblets that were lined with silver. This was supposed to prevent poisoning.
Rarity, Value & Variations:
Gemstones that are specifically named Chalcedony are mainly translucent and one color. The rest is sold as its type of chalcedonies like red or pink Chalcedony or as Agate or Jasper. The highest quality Chalcedony would be translucent or pigmented in color. Chalcedony is a form of Quartz crystal found in abundance all around the world. Named after the ancient port of Chalcedon where people would mine and trade gemstones. There are various types of Chalcedony including Agates, Carnelian, Bloodstone, Jasper, Chrysoprase, Flint, Onyx, and Sardonyx. It has a Mohs hardness of 7.
How to Use Chalcedony:
Wear in jewelry or place on the appropriate areas of the body that need balancing.