The History of Chalcedony
The name chalcedony comes from the Latin word “chalcedonies”. The name is probably derived from the town Chalcedon in Asia Minor.
Our ancestors treasured Chalcedony due to its one very special property: it’s perfect for carvings. In ancient Afghanistan, the gem was used to create all manner of items from traditional seals to knives.
Archaeological discoveries made at the Palace of Knossos show Bronze Age Minoan predecessors carving designs into Chalcedony to create official seals. In fact, Chalcedony seals, dating back to 1800 BC, have been found on the territory of the modern-day Crete. (Chalcedony is a perfect material for seal carvings, as wax does not stick to the surface).
A little later in history, chalcedony rings, featuring beautiful intaglio designs, were created. They were discovered along the trade routes of Central Asia.
It is mined in : Brazil, India, Madagascar, Italy, Switzerland, Mexico and Russia.
Origin Of Aqua Chalcedony
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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In ancient times, due to its vast availability and brilliant durability it was used for making man made weapons, tools and utensils. With the passage of time, as man became more and more civilized the uses of the stone began to change. Today, it is consumed widely as gemstone and ornamental stones.
Healing Properties Of Aqua Chalcedony
Chalcedony meaning is very beneficial to help create spiritual pathway, to achieve mental and emotional stability and to foster balance in body, mind and spirit.
Metaphysical Gemstone Properties
Chalcedony can present in a few different colors, but it’s mainly known and most popular in it’s blue hue. It’s a stone with wonderfully gentle almost dreamy energy. Said to foster balance between mind, body and spirit, it is a stone of peace and calm. Told to reduce and often negate feelings of anger, irritation and hostility, Chalcedony absorbs the negative energy then dissipates it to prevent forward movement of the negativity.
It is also considered the Speaker’s Stone, imparting mental flexibility, verbal dexterity, improving memory.Healing Gemstone Properties
Chalcedony is the best stone to be used for any problems or issues with the neck, tonsils, vocal chords as well as ailments that are the result of weather, such as allergies. Said to protect against inflammation, infections and fevers, and to heal open sores. Powerful cleanser emotionally as well, Chalcedony is said to lessen the effects of dementia, senility, obsessive thoughts (such as jealousy), as well as to increase emotional stability. It is also known to banish fear, hysteria, and sadness. Worn while sleeping, Chalcedony protects one from nightmares, night visions, fear of darkness, and sleepwalking, as well as psychic attack during this unconscious state.
For Health and Healing
Chalcedony is indeed a strong healing stone that helps in the treatment of skin infections. It also absorbs and dissolves vibrations effectively. As a potent healer, Chalcedony will alleviate the effects of senility and dementia. The healing properties of Chalcedony will also build your immune system, heal any ear, throat, and sinus issues, and restore the mucous membrane.
This stone brings energies of perseverance. Aside from that, Chalcedony will aid you in achieving your goals, especially your financial goals. Another good thing about Chalcedony is that it’ll make you confident when it comes to pursuing your dreams. The stone brings luck while boosting your optimism, creativity, and motivation. As a matter of fact, wearing this stone on a regular basis may possibly lead to prosperity and wealth.
Helps with the Improvisation of Verbal Dexterity
When you have this stone with you, it would help you in increasing the level of your optimism and self-perception as well. It would also help in increasing your intuition and self-control. When you are under mental stress, it would help you in reducing that as well and remove all kinds of negative energy.
For those who experience frequent bouts with irrational anger, fear, panic or anxiety, Blue Chalcedony can assist in calming these emotional patterns and dissolving them in the energy field.
Placement of Chalcedony
Aqua Chalcedony utilizes water energy, the energy of stillness, quiet strength, and purification. Use blue chalcedony north side of your house.
Water energy is traditionally associated with the North area of a home or room. It is associated with the Career and Life Path area, its flowing energy assuring a balance of energy as your life unfolds and flow
As a stone of communication, aqua Chalcedony stimulates the Throat Chakra. The Throat chakra is the voice of the body, a pressure valve that allows the energy from the other chakras to be expressed. If it is blocked or out of balance, it can affect the health of the other chakras. In balance, it allows for the expression of what we think and what we feel.
We can communicate our ideas, beliefs, and emotions. When the throat chakra is in balance and open, we can bring our personal truth out into the world.
Sign Date Birthstones
Sagittarius Nov 22 to dec 21 Feelings of benevolence and generosity.