Healing Stone: Chrysocolla

The Stone

Chrysocolla is a carbonate copper gemstone. It’s alluring, vivid blue-green color and is often mistaken for turquoise because they share many visual similarities. It can often be found intermingled with malachite, turquoise and azurite, creating a wonderful mixed gemstone known as eilat stone. Legend has it that eilat stone was originally mined in King Solomon’s mines in Africa. The rich, vibrant blue and green colors of chrysocolla are reminiscent of looking down upon the earth’s surface from space.

Energy Characteristics

Chrysocolla is the gentlest of stones. It’s not a high-energy stone like quartz, rutilated quartz, or smoky quartz, and unlike malachite, azurite and lapis, it doesn’t bring buried emotions to the surface. Its main role is to soothe, calm and inspire. It has the ability to bring harmony, increase wisdom and guide you toward discretion. It promotes level headedness, encouraging clarity of thought and a neutral, calm attitude during turbulence by purifying the home, environment and the mind. Use it to decrease nervousness and irritability.

Healing Properties

Chrysocolla, with associations of tranquility, peace, intuition, patience and unconditional love, is known as a healing stone among Native American cultures where it has been used to strengthen the body’s resistance to illness and emotional duress. It has also been used traditionally to bring about calm feelings where there is upset and can be used to purify a place or restore balance to a person.

Chrysocolla in Jewelry   

Chrysocolla is a good choice to wear when you have difficulty expressing your feelings or your creativity. For example, if you work on computers, wear chrysocolla to help you combine your creative ideas with your work as well as to improve the results of your work. 

Cleaning Remedies 

You should cleanse your chrysocolla once a month by rinsing it under warm running water, and then place it in a bowl of water overnight with a piece of genuine hematite to recharge it.

Source: www.firemountaingems.com

By Leslie Francesca

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Leslie has always been active in the arts. Whether acting, singing, dancing, or designing, throughout her life Leslie has been engaged in artistic activities on a daily basis.

At the start of it all, Leslie worked at a local bead store in Berkeley, California. Surrounded by other enthusiasts, she quickly found her calling as a jewelry designer. She later attended the Gemological Institute of America in Los Angeles, then further specialized in a design program in Florence, Italy, where she combined her love of stone-work with more precious jewelry. After returning to the Bay Area she studied at the renowned Revere Academy in San Francisco.

After several years working for others in the fine jewelry world, Leslie felt it was time to move ahead with her own endeavors, and she now creates her own jewelry that is both elegant and vibrant, and can be worn by anyone.