Chalcedony is a variety of quartz. The name of the stone is derived from the ancient port city of Chalcedon - today it is a district of the Bosphorus metropolis of Istanbul. The beautiful stone is formed in mineral environments, mainly of volcanic origin, including in rock veins. However, it can also arise from organic material such as petrified wood or dead coral. The natural color play of the chalcedony from our range ranges from colorless to a bluish gray - different colored varieties of the gemstone have their own names such as carnelian, onyx or agate.
Chalcedony: Traditional Use and Importance
Chalcedony was already very popular in the Mediterranean region in the Bronze Age, as archaeological finds suggest. But the stone was also very popular in North America and played an important role in the tribal life of the Native Americans as a sacred stone. In order to strengthen the cohesion between the tribes, it was used in religious ceremonies, among other things. The scholar Hildegard von Bingen also mentioned chalcedony and suggested wearing it directly on the skin. Traditionally, chalcedony has been used in folk medicine for its attributed balancing and harmonizing effect since it was first recorded. Stone lore also uses the gemstone to soothe fears and doubts. It has also been handed down that it was used as a protective stone against nightmares. The beautiful chalcedony is said to help open up, live mercifully and be generous. You can buy chalcedony as a necklace in our online shop.
Sacred stone of the Indians
For religious ceremonies
traditional protective stone
Chalcedony: color and transparency
The color of the chalcedony from our range ranges from colorless to a bluish gray - different colored varieties of the gemstone have their own names such as carnelian, onyx or agate. The color variety of the stone is based on the different places of origin and admixtures of different minerals. The colors range from red to blue to black. Bands or even iridescent effects can also be found in the transparent to opaque stone. Chalcedony does not tolerate light and UV rays and can lose its bright colors as a result.
Chalcedony: cleaning, discharging and charging
Once a month, the chalcedony tumbled stones from our online shop should be cleaned under running, lukewarm water and also discharged in this way. This is followed by charging via rock crystals. Chains made of or with chalcedony are discharged with hematite overnight.