Turquoise is probably the oldest ornamental stone used by man, serving for centuries as a talisman of kings, shamans and warriors. It is a stone of protection, opaque and soothing to the touch. Turquoise is often associated with power, justice, authority and balance. It is a stone of brave people: in ancient times turquoise often decorated daggers and swords. It gives strength to lead people and inspire them to fight for justice. Turquoise promotes self-realization, helps to find creative solutions to problems and stabilizes mood swings.
For nearly a thousand years, Native Americans have been mining turquoise and making their sacred jewelry from it. They believe that their minds will connect with the universe when they wear a turquoise amulet. The color of turquoise is according to them affected by the physical and mental condition of the person which wearing it. It is said that the color fades when its owner is sick or sad, and that it loses all color when a person dies. On the contrary, if the owner is happy and healthy, the color of turquoise is more saturated.
Chryzocolla is a stone of communication. The calm vibrations of its turquoise color dissolve the negative energy and emphasize the power of our words, thus strengthening our charisma. This mineral also helps to express our most creative and complex ideas. In ancient Egypt, the was chryzocolla called the “Stone of the wise men,” because it was believed to be able to stimulate the mind, and it was said that those who wore this stone could solve problems with clever compromises.
Chryzocolla was Cleopatra’s favorite stone and she always has some jewelry made from chryzocolla with her. This semi-precious stone probably helped her with its soothing vibrations and supported her creativity in successful negotiations with the diplomats and rulers of the empires that surrounded Egypt at the time. The North American Indians used chrysocolla as a healing stone to accelerate the treatment of a variety of diseases and also as an amulet for prevention. Many of the zodiac signs can benefit from the soothing properties of this stone.
Country of origin: Peru
Zodiac signs: Sagittarius, Taurus, Cancer, Aquarius, Libra, Aries, Gemini and Virgo
Element: Earth, Water
This stone harmonizes Heart chakra