If you are looking for some cool chrysocolla facts and metaphysical properties, you have come to the right place. My name is Marjorie from thegreencrystal, and today we are discussing chrysocolla, and its meanings, properties, and benefits, answering your top five questions about this stone, and revealing if you are somebody who could benefit from chrysocolla in your life. So let’s begin talking all about chrysocolla.
What is chrysocolla?
Chrysocolla is a brilliant blue-green stone that forms wherever there are copper-bearing minerals. These minerals go through some kind of change, whether it is oxidation, weathering, or hydrothermal processes, and it turns into chrysocolla.
What color is chrysocolla?
Chrysocolla stone gets its vibrant colors from the copper content, and you will also usually see a lot of other mineral inclusions within your chrysocolla.
The pure chrysocolla itself is just the blue-green coloring. But mainly, all the chrysocolla on the market will have other kinds of inclusions.
For example, there are black veins and patterns from oxidized iron. You will also see green malachite, a reddish citrine inclusion, and sometimes azurite, lolite, or quartz within your chrysocolla. You can have all kinds of crystals in your chrysocolla stone itself.
Chrysocolla never forms as crystal points as quartz does. It always comes in some massive form, some nuggets, some veins, or inclusions within other stones. So, that is chrysocolla.
The top five questions that we are going to answer about Chrysocolla today are:
- What is the spiritual meaning of chrysocolla?
- How do you use chrysocolla in your healing practice?
- How do you care for your chrysocolla stones?
- What is real versus fake chrysocolla?
- Finally, what is Sonora Sunrise chrysocolla or Kuite chrysocolla?
- What is the spiritual meaning of chrysocolla?
- Inner peace and self-discovery
- Clear communication
- Heart healer
- Relationship stabilizer
- Wisdom and inner strength
Chrysocolla stone is best known as the goddess stone. It harnesses that tranquil, calm, yet powerful energy. It is a stone of self-awareness, helping you to look internally rather than externally for meaning in your life.
Chrysocolla is great at the throat chakra to help you express yourself clearly so that you can resonate with others.
At the heart chakra, it is especially known to heal heartbreak, helping to patch up any voids left by heartbreak in your life.
Chrysocolla is also known to stabilize rocky relationships and help you tap into your wisdom and harmonious energies.
Chrysocolla stone benefits
Are you somebody who could benefit from chrysocolla in your life? If you can relate to any of these statements, you should have chrysocolla crystals with you.
- If you are seeking self-awareness, use chrysocolla.
- If you want to express yourself clearly, use chrysocolla at your throat chakra.
- If you are healing from heartbreak, place chrysocolla over your heart chakra.
- If you are seeking a calm, harmonious energy, you can meditate with your chrysocolla.
- And if you are visually mesmerized by the blue-green tones of chrysocolla looking like the Earth from above, chrysocolla will be perfect in your collection.
- If you are seeking to tap into patience and wisdom, use chrysocolla.
- If you want to harness your inner god or goddess, chrysocolla is the stone for you.
How to use chrysocolla for healing?
There are many ways that you can use your stones in healing. I’m going to show you a few ways here.
Carry chrysocolla tumbled stones
First of all, you can carry chrysocolla tumbled stones with you throughout the day.
Whenever you’re feeling a little low, a little depleted, a little small, you can harness that goddess energy into your aura and expand your energies.
Hold chrysocolla eggs
Hold chrysocolla eggs while you are manifesting and reciting your positive affirmations to bring in the new energy of healthy, fresh relationships, especially if you have just cut off ties with toxic relationships.
Use the strength of chrysocolla to attract the healthy relationships that you want in your life.
Use chrysocolla heart for heartbreak
Chrysocolla stone is a layout for heartbreak. So, if you have gone through some kind of heartbreak, use your chrysocolla heart and place it over your heart chakra. Then surround your aura with Apache tear obsidians, which are known for relieving that grief energy.
So, you can lie in a crystal layout with these stones. And when you’re not able to lay in the crystal layout, you can carry the stones with you to have that comforting energy.
Wear chrysocolla pendant
You can wear chrysocolla pendants, perfect for the throat chakra or at the heart chakra if you want that energy to be balanced and flowing in those chakras.
Meditate with a chrysocolla sphere
Meditate with your chrysocolla spheres so that you can connect your higher self with your physical self and walk your life path with clarity and confidence.
Using chrysocolla to express remorse
If you have just come out of an argument or a fight with somebody and you feel apologetic, gift them with a chrysocolla to show them that you are sorry and that you are ready for a peaceful relationship.
For harmonious energy
Speaking of harmonious energies, you can place your chrysocolla around your home, around your space, so that you can create that Zen energy.
Now, those are just a few ways that you can use chrysocolla stone in your healing practice, but many different ways are out there. If you have used any of these examples or if you have some other ideas, make sure to share them with us so everybody can benefit.
How to care for chrysocolla stones?
Chrysocolla is a very soft stone; it is only a two to a four on the Mohs scale of hardness out of 10. This usually refers just to pure chrysocolla, and pure chrysocolla is not something that you will be handling every day.
Your chrysocolla most likely is stabilized; it could be naturally stabilized when it grows with other minerals.
For example, you’ll see chrysocolla in the white quartz, and quartz is a seven on the Mohs scale of hardness, so this stone is very stable.
If it has more chrysocolla than quartz, then it is not as stable.
So depending on your chrysocolla piece will depend on how much care it will need.
Can chrysocolla get wet?
Can chrysocolla go in water? To be on the safe side, I would recommend keeping all chrysocolla out of prolonged water or prolonged direct sunlight.
You never know exactly how it was formed or what kind of minerals are in there to stabilize it.
A lot of the jewelry that you’ll find in chrysocolla is man-stabilized, where they include some resins to hold the stones together. They do this with lots of different gemstones, and it is not an unusual process.
So a lot of turquoise and malachite, a lot of them are stabilized so that when you wear them, there’s a lot of stability, and it can be worn for a long time.
With that said, you can use a little bit of water on your chrysocolla; you just don’t want to soak it, and you don’t want to use saltwater, as the salt can get into the little cracks and fissures, and it could break down over time.
To care for your chrysocolla jewelry, ensure you follow these guidelines.
Does chrysocolla scratch?
You also want to make sure that chrysocolla is not scratched easily. Keep it contained separately from other chrysocolla stones; if it does drop, it could break. So, make sure that you are handling it with care.
How to spot fake chrysocolla?
How can you tell real versus fake chrysocolla?
The only true way to tell is if you have sent it to a gemological, certified gemological laboratory, and they can give you a report back.
The second way is if you have a trusted vendor, a reputable vendor; they know what they’re talking about, and they can answer all your questions about your stones.
If you have neither of these available right away and you want to check on your chrysocolla stone, I’m going to give you a few tips so you can tell if your stone is real or not.
Now, none of these tests are conclusive in themselves, so you’ll want to try a bunch of them until you are sure. And if you’re still unsure, you’re going to want to check with other sources around your location or online to see what you can reveal.
Chrysocolla is a very soft stone
First of all, as we mentioned, chrysocolla is a very soft stone.
So, if you have a pure chrysocolla, if somebody tells you that this is just chrysocolla, you should easily be able to scratch it with your fingernail, and it should not be able to scratch anything harder than a four.
So, it should not be able to scratch glass, let’s say, because glass is about a 5.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness. And this is a little difficult because a lot of the chrysocolla on the market is either stabilized by man or naturally, so a lot of it will not be scratched by your fingernail because it is not pure chrysocolla.
The tongue test for chrysocolla
Another way to tell, which is a fun way, is that chrysocolla will have that tacky, sticky feel when you place it on your tongue. This also just refers to the raw chrysocolla.
If it has been polished or it’s glossy or has been stabilized with other stones, you won’t be able to feel that stickiness on your tongue. So, this piece is malachite, but it does have some blue chrysocolla inclusions and some raw spots.
When I do place it on my tongue, I can feel that sticky, little velcro feel on the tongue. And this is because the stone chrysocolla is a dehydrated copper stone.
So, when you put your tongue on it, it absorbs that moisture. That is one way you can tell if you have real chrysocolla or not.
Patterns and inclusions
Another way is that chrysocolla is always opaque. It doesn’t let light through like other stones.
You could also get confused with this because chrysocolla is often found with calcite or quartz, which are translucent stones.
So, you might see some blue within those stones, but the blue itself is the chrysocolla, and then translucent stones are the calcite or the quartz.
Real chrysocolla is very crumbly, so it can look like paint peeling off of the stone; it’s host stone.
So you can see some parts of the blue chrysocolla where you can see the edges. That’s where it has broken off of the malachite because the chrysocolla is such a fragile stone, so you have to handle that with care.
It also never forms in crystal formations; it’ll be rough masses like this or inclusions within other stones like you can find here in the veins of the malachite.
Chrysocolla itself does have inclusions and little patterns within the stone, so even if you have all blue chrysocolla, you’ll see kind of random patterns within it. It won’t be just one color.
For example, sometimes vendors dye other stones to look like chrysocolla, and you might see just one blank color throughout the stone. That’s a good telltale sign that it is not real.
And the last one we’ll just talk about is chrysocolla stone. Of course, it is never dyed; however, sometimes when you use the acetone test (acetone is that nail polish remover that strips away the paint), if you use acetone test on chrysocolla, some of the color may come out on cotton swab. This is because it is rubbing away the actual pure chrysocolla rather than dye out of the stone.
So you might be a little bit confused if you do have real chrysocolla crystal, and you see blue on your cotton swab; that might just be the chrysocolla itself rather than the dye. So you have to familiarize yourself with real chrysocolla; go to the gem shows, go to your crystal shops, look online at real chrysocolla photos, and soon you will become an expert on real chrysocolla versus fake chrysocolla.
What is sonora sunrise or chrysocolla cuprite?
Sonora Sunrise is a visually striking stone with the blue-green chrysocolla and the reddish-orange cuprite inclusions. It is only found in Sonora, Mexico, and it was named for the brilliant sunrises in this area.
It is embedded; the two stones are embedded in limestone, which makes Sonora Sunrise much easier to polish and carve, make into jewelry, so that is more stable than just chrysocolla. In actuality, most of the chrysocolla in Sonora Sunrise is another greenish stone called brochantite.
Sonora Sunrise is only found in the Sonora region of Mexico, but chrysocolla is found all over the world wherever chrysocolla may be found, and cuprite chrysocolla may be brilliant red, but it is usually more of brownish-red, and it is always with real blue-green chrysocolla; the cuprite might just be a little bit more brown.
Conclusion on chrysocolla
Did you learn something new about chrysocolla crystal? We would love to hear if you have used chrysocolla in your healing practice or some more facts about chrysocolla. Hope this article about chrysocolla meaning, properties, and benefits may help you. Check out our shop; we have a whole bunch of chrysocolla jewelry and stones for you to work with.