Chrysocolla beads - Green in many shades!
Chrysocolla beads have a translucent to opaque green, blue, blue-green or brown color and a dull to glass shine. The stripe color is light green. That is the color of the mineral that remains when it is scratched over unglazed porcelain for identification. Chrysocolla beads can sometimes be confused with Turquoise beads, but the stripe color betrays which stone it is: that of Turquoise bead is pale blue-white!
Pure Chrysocolla is soft and fragile and therefore not really usable for making jewelry. But also agonized Chrysocolla is found in Chalcedony quartz. The quartz gets its shine and durability.
The name Chrysocolla beads is derived from the Greek words chrysos gold and kolla glue. Chrysocolla was used to solder gold.
The effect of Chrysocolla beads
Chrysocolla provides balance and inner balance and activates or calming depending on what is needed in a given situation. It helps reduce negative emotions such as guilt and (love) sadness. The stone encourages self-reflection, stimulates a neutral and open attitude and allows the truth to emerge. It promotes clarity of mind, makes creative and promotes communication. Chrysocolla works detoxifying, cooling, lowering blood pressure, reducing fever, relaxing and cramping. It has a positive effect on liver, thyroid, lungs, kidneys, intestines, throat, tonsils, arthritis and osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, burns, bones, digestion and regulates insulin production.
The hardness of Chrysocolla is 2.5-3.5, the density is 2.1
Chrysocolla beads belong to the constellation Aquarius, Gemini, Taurus and Virgo.