Chrysocolla | Silver Street Jewellers


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The composition of the Chrysocolla has been identified by mineral research as a combination of copper hydroxide and chalcedony developed by the oxidation of copper sulfides in copper ore bodies. Related minerals include granite, limonite, azurite, malachite and copper-bearing minerals such as cuprite. Since it is a light-colored stone, it has been often been misidentified turquoise.





Chrysocolla derives its name from the Greek chrysos and kolla, meaning "gold" and "glue," in reference to its use as solder for gold. It was used to make pigments used in the painting of mural tapestries during the Renaissance period.



Healing properties


Chrysocolla is the stone of compassion, caring, and expressing love.  Chrysocolla is a stone used by wise women worldwide. Wearing it encourages women to share their expertise and experience through drawing, painting, singing, crafts or acting. It is a nice present for first-time grandmothers and great-grandmothers and is a calming stone for anyone who may feel anxious at home at night while living alone. This stone is helpful for soothing nerve problems such as fatigue, anxiety, and depression.

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