Chalcedony - Color, Facts, Power, Mythology, History and Myths

Chalcedony Last updated : January 25, 2020 5:40 PM

Chalcedony” the name of this gemstone may come from the Greek port city of Chalcedon on the Bosphorus, where it was discovered first. This gemstone is most commonly used in jewelry in the form of cabochons. Due to the association of chalcedony gemstone with weather and it also helped in dealing with disorders caused by it, became a popular decorative piece. Additionally, in ancient times this gemstone is carved with motifs of the air, water gods and goddesses, and water sprites.

Technically, chalcedony is a member of the quartz family of the gemstone. Though, these gems are made up of many microscopic crystals, which bond together and form a new gemstone. Chalcedony is considered as a speaker’s stone since it is believed that this stone belongs to one who measures his words. Considered as a sacred stone, chalcedony is used to encourage stability during the traditional activities. 

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Where is Chalcedony found?

This vibrant gemstone is mostly found in Namibia, Brazil, Uruguay, India, Madagascar and some parts of United States of America (USA). 

Healing Properties

Benefits and healing properties  of Chalcedony

Chalcedony is the most common set of jewelry, which is used in the forms of cabochons. Signifying calmness and composure, there are numerous healing properties of Chalcedony that are depicted as follows:

  • Physical Healer

Chalcedony is an amazing gemstone that helps the wearer in treating problems related to neck, tonsils, and vocal cords. Treating chronic hoarseness and inflammation of the throat, chalcedony proves to be a wonderful physical healer. It protects the wearer against general issues such as bad moods, obsessive jealousy, and depression. Reducing sleepwalking and soothing chilblains are some of the traits of this appealing gemstone.

It is believed that chalcedony water, boiling with a pinch of salt is beneficial for the treatment of hoarseness. It is considered that blue chalcedony gemstone reduces edema while encouraging the flow of fluid within the body of the wearer. Sensitivity caused by the weather changes can be reduced with this amazing stone. Stimulating the milk production in nursing mothers, can also be achieved with chalcedony gemstone. Psychologically, it offers self-confidence and protection from nightmares. Soothing the symptoms of autism and Asperger’s ailment and obsessive compulsive disorders are some helpful properties of chalcedony gemstone.

  • Emotional Healer

As an emotional healer, Chalcedony is believed to soothe the self-doubt and brings inner peace into the wearer’s mind. Aggression can be removed with this amazing gem, and it also encourages a light-hearted optimism.

Most of the people believed that blue chalcedony helps in calming and centering the emotional energy, while encouraging the wearer to acquire the tranquility. It is an excellent crystal for those persons who have a propensity to get worried easily. In ancient times, the Tibetans considered this stone as a gem of purity and concentration on the essential.

  • Spiritual Healer

One of the varieties of chalcedony stone, blue chalcedony is considered as a powerful for them, who communicate with the spirits. This stone can also be used to promote the language of light among humans. This amazing gemstone is advantageous in refurbishing abrasions, anger and anxiety for its wearer.

It is believed that chalcedony gemstone is used to stimulate the telepathy and all communications with spirits and other imperceptible realms. Assisting its wearer in the commemoration of past lives and articulating regained wisdom are some of the traits of the blue chalcedony gemstone.

Though, chalcedony gemstone is believed to connect to the subconscious, it is treated as a therapy for those who counsel other persons. 

  • Heals and Balances Chakra

Being a stone of communication, Chalcedony is believed to stimulate the Throat Chakra. It is known that Throat Chakra is the vocal of the body and it also allows the energy of other chakras to be expressed actively. Additionally, it is considered that chalcedony allows the wearer to communicate their ideas, beliefs and emotions liberally. Moreover, if chalcedony stone is placed with azurite, then they both stones together develop very strong power which will be beneficial for the wearer. 

Chalcedony Facts

Some facts about Chalcedony

  • In the 18th century, many Europeans considered that chalcedony gemstone has the power to drive away the evil spirits.
  • Numerous varieties of Chalcedony gemstone were used in the ancient civilization of Egypt, Greece and Rome in jewelry and carvings.
  • In Tibet, the purity of Lotus flower is symbolized by the Chalcedony gemstone.
  • This most beautiful chalcedony gemstone is found in Namibia.
  • Chalcedony is believed to be a good luck stone for persons who fall under the Zodiac sign Cancer.
  • This stone is also considered as a protective stone for Sagittarians.
  • “Milk-stone” is one of the alternative names of chalcedony, as it is helpful in the production of milk for nursing mothers. 

Metaphysical Properties

Chalcedony belongs to the quartz group of minerals, which is a gemological term that is applicable to all varieties of the cryptocrystalline form of quartz. In addition, chalcedony occurs in numerous colors, sizes and patterns. The specific type of cryptocrystalline quartz is one of the forms of chalcedony, which is often referred as ‘actual chalcedony’. Moreover, this gemstone is very popular for its shape, colors and many other varieties, including Agate, Jasper and Onyx.

Chalcedony can be found in number of forms such as rough stone, tumbled stone, touchstone, pendant and necklace. The hardness of Chalcedony on Moh’s scale is measured as 7, which is quite impressive for a gemstone. 

Chalcedony at a Glance

Cleavage NA
Other Names NA
Crystal Habit NA
Streak White
Refractive Index 1.535-1.539
Diaphaneity Semitransparent - Opaque
Moh's scale (hardness) 6.5-7
Sources Namibia, Brazil, Uruguay, India, Madagascar and United States of America (USA)
Chemical formula SiO2
Lustre Waxy, vitreous
Color Bluish To Whitish To Gray, Almost Any Color If Dyed
Chakra Healing Throat chakra
Birthstone July
Zodiac Cancer

Chalcedony Color

An opaque gemstone, Chalcedony occurs in a wide range of colors. Usually, almost white to light blue and grayish-blue, are some of the varieties that occurs in Chalcedony gemstone. It is also found as pink, red and copper colored, which is often banded with strips. 

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Jill Brown
chalcedony treats the issues of vocal cord, tonsils and neck..i am facing such kind of problems...i want to tune it..should i try it out? please suggest...
Reply on 11/4/15
hey...I have chalcedony...tuned it as a pendant...i am finding it quite apt for me...apart from these also bestows various other healing should try it out...take advantage of its properties...Best of Luck..!!
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Reply on 14/5/15
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Reply on 10/6/15
Chalcedony is a powerful stone for communicationg with spirit and can be use to encourage speaking in tongues or the language of light.
Reply on 6/7/15
I hate being aggressive but i have no control over it. now i'm working over it.

But i think this stone can help me more to retain peace of mind and heal aggression.

So i'm going to buy this stone today :)

Reply on 4/1/16
Hello! jaenne, Houz all going?
I need a help from you just wanna ask that did you bought this stone? And how it worked? actually i m thinking to buy it. I have same issues like you so wondering if this could work for me.
Reply on 12/1/16
I'm a spirit communicator and i believe that spirits exists and i talk to them!.. yea it sounds like foolish but yes i do!!.. i'm a great fond of gemstones and i love if this stone can work for me..!! GONNA BUY THIS SOON!
Reply on 20/1/16
I have a beautiful bluish green chalcedony ring. Is this considered aquamarine or blue or a combination of meanings?
Reply on 11/9/17
shanya abraham
Thank you so much for sharing this information about gemstone.Its really helpful me in my problem of tonsils.
Reply on 20/5/19
The facts and figures of this stone are so much interesting!
Reply on 23/6/19
A very beautiful gemstone with excellent healing properties.
Reply on 12/8/19
Enchanting jewelry!!
Reply on 27/9/19
Amazing set of jewelry you guys have, I love watching them continuously and I always refer your site to all my friends whenever they need to buy any jewelry.
Reply on 3/12/19

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