Pendants – Chrysocolla is a beautiful vivid green-blue gemstone that is perfect
for a pendant. Often mistaken for a Turquoise gemstone due to having similar
features, it is often unearthed with the combination of turquoise, azurite and
It a popular
semi- precious gemstone and has been used for centuries in jewelry, ornaments
and every day items. The presence of copper impurities is the reason
Chrysocolla has its striking and multi-coloured patterns.
found worldwide, although the larger deposits have been found in Israel, Chile,
England, Kolwezi, Katanga, Mexico, Peru, Russia and USA. Arizona had the best
quality, whilst Israel had mixed Chrysocolla specimens, and Australia had a
mixture of Chrysocolla and Azurite.
originated from the Greek word ‘Chrysos’ meaning gold, and ‘Kolla’ meaning
glue. The name was given as the gemstone was utilised a gold soldering agent in
ancient Egypt and was believed to be the ‘stone of intelligence’. It was often
used during times of negotiations. The first known used of Chrysocolla was in
315 B.C by Theophrastus, a Greek philosopher and botanist. Cleopatra was known
to have used Chrysocolla in her jewelry.
is said to help provide a sense of peace, reduce fear, guilt and nervousness.
Enhance the sense of love, acceptance and tolerance. It helps remove negativity
and cleanse the whole body. Physically, it’s believed to reduce spasms,
bacterial infections in the throat, mouth ulcers and arthritis.
It is said
Chrysocolla is for the heart and throat chakra. It is the birthstone for
November and for people born under the Sagittarius zodiac.
This gemstone is
best cut into a cabochon oval and freeform shapes. Although it is a softer
gemstone, it can be best suited as a pendant, especially when the setting can
offer it more protection. It’s beautiful fashion jewelry especially when it is
inlaid in silver, which will further highlight the stunning natural colors and
patterns of the stone.