Blue Chalcedony has been found in tools over 30,000 years old. But did you know that it can...
Heart, Third Eye, and Throat Chakra
Blue with layers of light red, brown, grey, and white."
Untumbled Blue Chalcedony has a grainy flat exterior like gravel, while the tumbled stone has a smooth glassy surface.
3 / 10 Rarity
Discovered in Found in tools used 30,000+ years ago in Central Australia
Mined in Austria, Brazil, Britain, Czech Republic, Iceland, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Russia,Slovakia, Turkey, United States
Chinese name: 蓝玉髓
General Care for a Blue Chalcedony
Blue Chalcedony ranks an average 6.5 – 7 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness, which will be softer than a few but not all of the crystals in your collection.
Throwing it in a bag or box with your other stones might end up scraping it.
It might also do some scratching.
If you haven't held your tumbled Blue Chalcedony gem for awhile, it may look a bit dull.
That's because it's sad.
It misses you.
Oh, and because it needs to be cleaned.
How To Clean Your Crystal
Lucky for us, Blue Chalcedony isn't very porous.
So washing it with soap won't be an issue.
Normally you might have to worry about a left over scent.
But you're probably not putting your tumbled Chalcedony in your mouth.
... I hope.
Besides soap, we have another choice.
Apple Cider Vinegar.
Although it can harm some minerals like a Granite, an apple cider vinegar or lemon juice bath will clean your volcanic stone.
Follow the steps below, and your tumbled Blue Chalcedony crystal will look new again.
- Fill your favorite bowl with warm apple cider vinegar or lemon juice.
- Soak your crystal in the bath.
- Using a clean, soft bristle toothbrush, then gently scrub the rock.
- Rinse the stone under warm water and pat it dry.
Just like soap, vinegar will leave a smell. But a wash under water will fix that.
How to Charge A Blue Chalcedony Stone
Charging your Blue Chalcedony is as simple using a selenite charging plate or letting it bathe in direct moonlight for several hours.
This stone also responds well to being buried in salt for 24 hours.
Or even better, buried within Mother Earth for 24 hours!
Will Blue Chalcedony Fade?
Your Blue Chalcedony is probably a light blue stone with clouds of white. While many love this light color, there is a risk that it fades all together.
Whether or not this stone fades depends on it's legitimacy.
While Blue Chalcedony crystal is real, it is also quite rare.
Many version you find are simply regular Chalcedony that has been dyed blue.
Dyed Chalcedony will fade over time, and with exposure to sunlight.
Check If Your Crystal Is Real
Your real worry should be whether or not your crystal has been dyed.
That's the most common form of manipulation.
If you're buying raw Blue Chalcedony, then you don't need to worry.
Nobody is faking the raw stone.
But what about the tumbled version?
Is it easy to fake tumbled Blue Chalcedony?
It is not easy to fake tumbled Blue Chalcedony. Resin is the material used to fake this crystal, but the resin can cost more than the gem.
The real version of this stone is a bit rare, but not that difficult to find.
But hey, don't take our word for it!
There are two ways to sniff out fake tumbled Blue Chalcedony.
You can spot a fake crystal by using your finger: a genuine crystal will always be cool to the touch.
Look for cracks in the resin used to fake the stone. The cracks will have pooled ink and be darker in color.
Both these tests exploit that resin is the only reliable way to fake tumbled Blue Chalcedony besides dyed Chalcedony.
Blue Chalcedony Properties
Blue Chalcedony is a creative stone. It opens the mind to assimilate new ideas and helps acceptance of new situations.
It imparts mental flexibility and verbal dexterity, enhancing listening skills and communication.
The stone stimulates the ability to learn new languages and improves memory.
Blue Chalcedony gives a feeling of light heartedness and the ability to look forward optimistically.
It improves self-perception.This stone was traditionally used in weather magic and for clearing illnesses associated with changes in the weather.
Blue Chalcedony aids regeneration of mucus membranes and ameliorates dis-ease caused by weather sensitivity or pressure, such as glaucoma.
It stimulates the flow of lymph and banishes edema, has an anti inflammatory effect, and lowers temperature and blood pressure.
It heals the lungs and clears the respiratory system of the effects ofsmoking.
Blue Chalcedony is actually combination of two crystals. It's composed of very fine intergrowths of quartz and moganite.
While these are both silica minerals, they are different because quartz has a trigonal crystal structure (like Watermelon-Tourmaline), while moganite is monoclinic.
Chalcedony is a stone with average hardness, it is a 6.5 to 7 on Mohs scale of mineral hardness.
Making it on par with most of your other crystals.
What makes Blue Chalcedony unique is the cloudy blue color that is distinct from other other blue stones like Dolphin-Stone or Tanzanite.
I would consider real Blue Chalcedony to be rare.
You'll find A LOT of dyed, or treated Chalcedony made to look blue, but the real thing isn't so easy to find.
When you do find a real piece of Blue Chalcedony then your next problem is quality.
Many pieces are simply too small, or too dull to justify their price.
Oh yeah, their price...
You're looking at a few dollars per carat.
Upwards for $10 per carat for the really high quality pieces.
Totally worth it.