Chrysocolla

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Chrysocolla is one of my favourite stones. I just love the combinations of blues and greens combined in gorgeous swirly patterns! I love making Chrysocolla jewellery with Copper is the colours compliment each other beautifully.

The term Chrysocolla originates in ancient times, and was applied by the Greek philosopher Theophrastus in 315BC to various minerals used in soldering gold.  The name is derived from the Greek chrysos, meaning ‘gold’, and kolla, meaning ‘glue.  It is frequently intergrown with other minerals such as Quartz, Chalcedony, or Opal to yield a harder stone.  Chrysocolla intergrown with turquoise and Malachite from Israel is called Eilat Stone.  Chrysocolla forms as a decomposition product of Copper minerals, especially in arid regions.

 

Chrysocolla is the stone of wise women everywhere! (obviously!!).  It is a tranquil and sustaining stone. Chrysocolla draws off negative energies of all kinds and can invoke great inner strength by helping you to accept with serenity situations that are constantly changing.  Chrysocolla can help reduce mental tensions and help you keep a clear head.  Chrysocolla is also the stone of musicians.

Psychologically, Chrysocolla encourages self-awareness and inner balance, and imparts confidence and sensitivity. It enhances personal power and inspires creativity.  Overcoming phobias, it draws out negativity and supplies motivation for those who lack it. 

Mentally, Chrysocolla reduces mental tensions such as stress and anxiety and helps you to keep a cool head. Is reputed to promote truth telling and impartiality, alleviating guilt!

Medically, it is supposed to treat arthritis, muscle spasms, blood disorders and lung problems.  It is said to be excellent for sore throats, laryngitis and support for the larynx in general.  Chrysocolla is also supposed to alleviate PMS and menstrual cramps!!! (yeah right lol, paracetamol works better!!!).

Bluebird Chrysocolla – This chrysocolla and azurite is from the Bluebird Mine in Miami, AZ. The Bluebird mine was discovered in 1900, it was actively mined from 1950 to

Bluebird Chrysocolla www.cabochon.ws

Bluebird Chrysocolla
http://www.cabochon.ws

1982. This material consists of deep royal blue azurite, blue/green chrysocolla and deep green malachite. The more vivid colors, are the most sought after for making cabochons. Since this material is no longer mined, it can only be purchased from other collectors. (http://www.cabochon.ws)

I just love working with Chrysocolla!

  • Structure: Monoclinic
  • Composition: Hydrated Copper Silicate
  • Hardness: 2 – 4
  • Zodiac: Taurus
  • Birthstone: May
  • Chakra: Heart and throat
  • Sources: USA, Britain, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Zaire, Russia
  • Empowerment: I can use my life experiences to guide others.

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