Chalcedony is a translucent gemstone that comes in many colors. Chalcedony was used for cameo carvings of Gods of water and air. In the middle east it was used for knives, seals, and jewelry. The first recorded record of Chalcedony was in Istanbul Province, Turkey. It is now also found in Brazil, India, Madagascar, Malawi, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, Uruguay and California.
Mineral Information: Microcrystalline, Cryptocrystalline Quartz and/or Moganite
Chemical Composition: SiO2
Care of Chalcedony
Chalcedony is very durable and can be cleaned using a soft cloth and warm water. Chalcedony is porous so avoid chemicals while wearing. As with most gemstones, ultrasonic cleaners and steamers are not recommended.
Metaphysical Properties associated with Chalcedony
*All metaphysical properties listed below are collected from various sources. The validity of the information is not guaranteed nor expresses the artist’s views. This compiled information is offered as a service for those interested in potential metaphysical properties.