- Chrysocolla is a blue and green stone made of a unique type of copper ore. Its colour comes from the oxidation process of the copper ore, which takes on a cyan colour with extended exposure to oxygen, but the stone also contains various quantities of other minerals, which create its soft texture and porous appearance.
The mineral content of chrysocolla has been questioned for years, and even now, we aren’t entirely sure of the entire chemical makeup of this stone.
It may even be the case that different pieces that look the same have entirely different compositions. That is one of the things that makes this stone so unique and mysterious!
This stone is found all over the world, including in Israel, the Democratic Republic of Congo, England, and all over the southwestern United States.
The use of chrysocolla in magical and metaphysical workings is relatively recent, as this stone did not have a large place in ancient lore.
In Ancient Rome, the natural historian Pliny introduced the name “chrysocolla,” but used it to describe boric acid (the main component of modern Borax), rather than anything to do with this specific stone.
With that said, because of its bright colour and distinctive look, chrysocolla has quickly become a favourite for invoking the powers of water, the sea, and the divine feminine.
Just because it’s a more recent addition to the canon of crystology doesn’t mean that it’s any less powerful!
Chrysocolla is a beautiful and useful stone, but do be a bit conscious when you are integrating it into your life.
Because its powers have been articulated more recently, we do not yet know all the facets of its power and “personality.”
When you are using it, pay careful attention to your emotions and experiences, preferably taking note of them in a journal of some sort.
Custom Cut and Polished Chrysocolla Necklace/Pendant/Slide/Enhancer in Sterling Silver .935 Size: 2 3/16 × 1 7/8 inch or 56mm x 23mm