Chalcedony Crystals and Mineral SpecimensByminerals
Chalcedony is a form of quartz in the form of microcrystalline. The name Chalcedony is said to be derived from the Latin word "chalcedony". Chalcedony is dense and contains a waxy luster that is sometimes translucent or completely translucent but never completely transparent. It can come in a variety of colors including white, gray, blue, brown, black, or colorless.
Chalcedony is a nurturing stone that promotes brotherhood and goodwill. It absorbs negative energy. Chalcedony is known among crystal healers as one of the most important for bringing harmony of mind, body, emotions, and spirit. All mineral reference guides and collectors separate chalcedony from quartz.
Chalcedony is also sometimes found in sedimentary rocks, but it is rarely found in igneous or metamorphic rocks. There are dozens of species in the Chalcedony family, including agate, bloodstone, carnelian, and chrysoprase.