Chalcedony, Chrome

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Be in alignment with our Highest Purpose.

Dissolve negative energy and irritations.

Enjoy balance and harmony within groups.

Be generous and create win-win solutions.

Let Chrome Chalcedony inspire deep peace.

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Healing Properties of Chrome Chalcedony

Spiritual: Chrome Chalcedony has a sweet nurturing energy that encourages us to get along and help each other.  It gently reveals our Highest Purpose and shows us how we to make the biggest and most positive difference in the world.  Chrome Chalcedony nudges us into alignment with our gifts and priorities.  It helps us to root deeply there and to grow up strong and vibrant.  Chrome Chalcedony dissolves negative energy and calms disturbances in our auric field.  It also increases our powers of telepathy, including communication between humans and non-human entities, such as animals and fairy spirits. Chrome Chalcedony is attuned to the Heart Chakra and linked to the astrological signs of Cancer and Sagittarius.  It is connected to the Element of Earth and vibrates to the number 9.  

Emotional: Chrome Chalcedony encourages balance and harmony within groups.  It reduces feelings of hostility and irritability.  It helps us remember that when other people are acting thoughtlessly, that doesn’t mean they are consciously trying to annoy or endanger us.  Chrome Chalcedony helps us to calmly respond to stressful situations and not get overwhelmed or over-react.  It helps us find the right words and actions to teach and/or remind others to be more thoughtful.  Chrome Chalcedony inspires feelings of generosity and benevolence.  It encourages us to give more to others, but also to be generously receptive to receiving love and kindness.  

Mental: Chrome Chalcedony encourages logical and compassionate thinking.  It inspires us to find win-win solutions and to use healthy coping mechanisms when we need support.  Chrome Chalcedony encourages positive and constructive self-reflection.  It dissolves negativing thoughts and reduces nightmares.  

Physical: Chrome Chalcedony is used by metaphysical healers to keep open sores and wounds clean from infection and to speed up the healing process.   It is also believed to help the body better assimilate minerals and keep the circulatory system clean and clear.  Chrome Chalcedony is said to be good for healing conditions related to the gallbladder. 

Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.

Chrome-Chalcedony, Mtoroshanga, Zimbabwe

Mineralogy of Chrome Chalcedony

Mineral Family: Tectosilicate

Chemical Composition: SiO2
Cleavage: None
Color: Green
Crystal System: Hexagonal/triagonal
Form/Habit: Microcrystalline
Fracture: Rough, brittle
Gravity: 2.6-2.64
Hardness: 6.5-7
Luminescence: Greenish-white (long wave) / Green (short wave)
Luster: Vitreous
Streak: White
Transparency: Opaque
Streak: White

Location: Green Chalcedony is found in Australia, Bolivia, Turkey and Zimbabwe.

Mineral Family: Chalcedony is a Silicate mineral. Silicate minerals form the largest family of minerals, including more than 25% of all known minerals and 40% of all common minerals. In addition to being a major part of the Earth’s crust, Silicate minerals have also been found on the moon and in meteorites. Silicates are minerals which contain the elements Silicon (a light gray shiny metal) and Oxygen (a colorless gas). Together, these two elements form a tetrahedron – a shape similar to a pyramid – with a Silicon atom in the center and Oxygen atoms at each of the four corners. These tetrahedra connect with other chemical structures, in six different ways, to form various minerals and rocks. There are six main groups of Silicate minerals, and these main groups are further subdivided into secondary subdivisions, such as Quartz and Feldspar. Quartz is a large mineral family in its own right, and has two main subdivisions, macrocrystalline (crystals that are large enough to be seen by the naked eye, for example, Amethyst) and microcrystalline (crystals so small they can only be seen through a microscope, for example, Agate). All microcrystalline Quartz falls under the subcategory of Chalcedony, which is then further subdivided. Some of the minerals in this category are called Chalcedony, some are called Agates, with others have unique names like Carnelian or Onyx.

Formation: Green Chalcedony is created when liquid magma from a volcanic explosion cools down and transforms into igneous rock. During this cooling down period, silica acid bubbles shift from being a gas/liquid into a solid compound. The bubble becomes a hollow space in the igneous rock and the silica acid becomes Quartz crystals. Chalcedony is formed when thin sheets of Quartz are layered with other minerals, creating a wide variety of colors and patterns. Trace particles of various impurities of Chromium gives Green Chalcedony its coloring.

Mining: Typically mined from primary deposits which still have their original relationship with the host rock.

Enhancements: All Green Chalcedony may be considered fully natural, enhanced only by cutting, tumbling, and polishing.

Synonyms: Chrome-Chalcedony, Mtorodite, Chiquitanita. Frequently mislabeled as Green Aventurine

Map courtesy of TravelBlog
Photos: Green Chalcedony

History of Chrome Chalcedony

Today, Chalcedony is a large mineral family that includes all of the Agates and Jaspers, as well as many other unique stones. However, in antiquity, the name Chalcedony referred to a specific milky-white translucent mineral. It was included in many early lapidaries, texts that describe gemstones and their powers.

The name Chalcedony is believed to come from the ancient seaport of Chacedon, which today is a district in modern Istanbul, Turkey.  he earliest reference to Chalcedony dates back to the Byzantine Era and states, “The stone Chalcedony is bored in iron: he who wears it conquers.”A poem written around the same time described the stone as one which, “shines with a faint paleness. It comes between the hyacinth and the beryl. Anyone who carry it will, it is said, be successful in lawsuits.”From the medieval period onward, lapidaries linked Chalcedony to the weather and stated that it could offer protection from storms, both natural ones and those found in the heat of battle.

Medical texts prescribed Chalcedony to strengthen the eyes and treat eye diseases, to increase lactation in new mothers, as well as a cure for depression. It was specifically suggested that Chalcedony be worn as a bead and strung on donkey’s hair for best results, regardless of what specific protection, healing or good luck, was desired from the stone!

Green Chalcedony was used in jewelry and seals in the Roman Empire.  According to Pliny the Elder, the mineral came from India.  However, it is more likely to have come from Turkey.  Green Chalcedony largely disappeared in the 2nd century, only to be re-discovered in 1955 in Mtorochaga, Zimbabwe.  This modern deposit is often called Chrome Chalcedony or Mtorodite.

1. Damigeron, Tran by Patricia P. Tahil, De Virtutibus Lapidum: The Virtues of Stones. (Seattle: Ars Obscura, 1989) p.48
2. Aberdeen University Library Translation and Transcription, Bestiary, The Aberdeen Manuscript. (1995)

Ethically Sourced Chrome Chalcedony

 

The Miners sell to a rough Gem Dealer/Exporter.

The Gem Dealer sells to the Lapidary.

The Lapidary sells directly to Moonrise Crystals.

Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.

 

 

 

 

 

The Supply Chain

The Supply Chain is clean and relatively short.

The Mine and Lapidary are in different countries and at least one middleman is involved.

 

 

The Mine

This Chrome Chalcedony comes from a small underground Chrome mine in Zimbabwe.  

Zimbabwe has one of the best records for miner-safety in Africa. 

Learn More: Ethical Mining

 

The Lapidary

This Chrome Chalcedony was polished in Chinese Factory for an American company.    

The lapidary is a family-business run by two brothers who visit mines around the world.

In some locations, they polish the rough stones in the same country as the mine.

In other cases, they export the rough stones and have them polished in China.  

In both cases, factory workers have safe conditions and are paid fairly.

The business sells primarily at large gem shows.

Learn More: Ethical Lapidary

 

Sourcing Relationship

I first encountered the US wholesaler at the 2015 Franklin, North Carolina Gem and Mineral Show.  They carry a wide-variety of tumbled stones, both common and rare.  The family is originally from Pakistan and was the first company to import K2, sky-blue Azurite from the famous mountain. When I first saw K2 I knew it was real, but didn’t know what it was and so approached one of the owners.  He and I had an instant rapport.

Years later, we greet with a hug and he expects me to have questions about all his new stock.  He tells me, with justifiable pride, about all the improvements he’s made to his business since we last spoke.  In 2019, this source began to label all their stones with country-of-origin.  When I asked him why, he told me that he listens to his customers and I keep asking him where all the stones come from.

Safe Handling of Chrome Chalcedony

Chrome Chalcedony

What You’ll Receive: A 100% natural Chrome Chalcedony

Selection Process: The stone I select for you will be carefully chosen for its beauty and appeal.  If combined with other stones, I always take time to choose stones that look and feel good together.

Origin: Zimbabwe

Polishing Method: Polished by hand, one stone at a time. Each stone is unique and minor variations are what makes them beautiful.

Details:

  • Color: Green
  • Polish: Shiny and completely smooth
  • Quality: A
  • Shape: Disc
  • Size: Average size is 1 in / 25 mm at the longest diameter
  • Transparency: Opaque
  • Weight: Average weight is .4 oz / 11 g / 56 carats

Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days.  International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.

 

Reviews

  1. Jennifer S. (Colorado)

    The chrome chalcedony is lovely! I’m about to head in for a difficult week of work, so I’ll certainly need the calm, constructive energy. Thank you!

  2. Samantha H. (Massachusetts)

    The stones arrived today, and they’re beautiful! Thank you so much!

  3. Jennifer S. (Colorado)

    The chrome chalcedony is lovely! I’m about to head in for a difficult week of work, so I’ll certainly need the calm, constructive energy.

  4. Jean D. (Maryland)

    Perfect.

  5. Jen R. (Florida)

    Awesome as always! 🙂 Thank you!

  6. Amber S. (California)

    Beautiful! Thank you .

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