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Representing the family name for all cryptocrystalline (fine grained) quartz stones, the chalcedony featured here also bears the chalcedony name. First discovered in the City of Chalcedon (now Kad.köy), Turkey, chalcedony ranges from blue, gray, and white colors. It has been found to be one of the earliest stones used as raw material for knives, tools, containers, and jewelry. Additionally, chalcedony was a common stone carved in antiquity to create decorative motifs of the air and water gods, goddesses, and sprites. Legend says Demosthenes, a famous Greek orator, placed a piece of chalcedony in his mouth when practicing the ability to speak clearly against the roar of the Aegean sea. Thus, chalcedony has been called the stone of orators.

Healers believe chalcedony is a powerful stone for protecting against feverish infections and inflammation. It is also used to help neck, tonsil, and vocal cord problems. From a psychological standpoint, it is believed to offer self-confidence and nightmare protection.

Astrologically, chalcedony is associated with Cancer and Sagittarius.

Chalcedony
Chalcedony
Chalcedony
Chalcedony