Lisa's Personal Experience with Chrysocolla
I am very excited to write about my experience with Chrysocolla because it is one of my top three favorite crystals.
I am attracted to Chrysocolla's rich and bold color. In 2010, I came to realize that of all my chakras, the fifth one seemed to have the most issues. You guessed right... that's the Throat Chakra. The Throat Chakra is associated with blue-green tones, and that is why Chrysocolla had been calling to me.
I would most often be drawn to Chrysocolla crystal balls and eggs from Peru, which are sometimes hard to find as it is a pricier gemstone. I prefer the richer colors to the more subtle green variety. Gazing into a Chrysocolla Ball often takes me to the Amazon forest because of its Earth colors and landscape picture patterns.
African Chrysocolla of Congo opened up a whole new world to me. My favorites are the lustrous smooth semi-polished and semi-natural pieces that have been heavily coated to protect it from flaking apart. These glossy treasures feel good in my hand when I do calming exercises and gentle meditations.
It was back in 2017 that I discovered Cuprite and Sonora Sunrise. This variety of Chrysocolla swiftly won my heart. There's something magical about cooling blue Chrysocolla occurring alongside fire-engine-red Cuprite. I like how the cool Water Element can work together alongside the hot Fire Element.
Sonora Sunrise is usually found in jewelry since it is rare. Whenever I am lucky enough to find it in sphere and egg forms, I swoop up the precious gemstone.
Metaphysical Meaning of Chrysocolla
Chrysocolla aligns with the Heart and Throat Chakras. It is a heart break healer, helping those with a broken heart learn to love again. That makes Chrysocolla ideal for people who just lost a partner due to a break up or a passing. It also draws in new love and opportunity.
Chrysocolla is a Goddess stone that has calm and cooling energies. This tranquil stone aids in communication, allowing you to calmly organize your thoughts rather than blurting things out. Chrysocolla helps you maintain a cool head in chaotic situations.
Here are a few other energies that Chrysocolla crystals help heal:
Drawing off negative energies in the home
Balancing rocky relationships
Healing the Heart Chakra of emotional traumas
Strengthening the lungs
Crystal Healing with Chrysocolla
Place Chrysocolla on the heart to open the Heart Chakra during crystal layouts
Place Chrysocolla on the throat to open the Throat Chakra during crystal layouts
Wear Chrysocolla as a choker necklace near the Throat to foster communication
Wear Chrysocolla as a necklace near the Heart to give and receive more love energies
Put Chrysocolla in the bedroom to help relax the mind before bed
Put Chrysocolla clusters in the home to bring Zen energy
Place Chrysocolla worry stones in your pocket to help relieve grief
Carry Chrysocolla in your purse to attract love while you are out and about
Do affirmations with Chrysocolla eggs in your hand to attract a new partner
Meditate with a Chrysocolla ball to communicate with Guardian Angels
Meditate with a Chrysocolla ball to communicate with Spirit Guides
Mineral Facts about Chrysocolla
Mohs Scale of Hardness: 2-4 (relatively soft)
Clarity: Translucent to Opaque
Specific Gravity: 2.0-2.3
Streak: White to Blue-Green
Is Chrysocolla Natural?
Yes, Chrysocolla is a naturally occurring stone. However, Chrysocolla is often stabilized with epoxies or acrylic resin because it can otherwise be too soft and chalky to handle.
Stabilizing Chrysocolla allows the stone to become solid and hard enough for polishing. This is the ideal way to polish Chrysocolla for lapidary jewelry purposes, where it can be made into cabochons, pendants, rings, necklaces and beads. It also comes in polished sphere, egg, and heart forms.
How Do You Identify a Chrysocolla Stone?
Chrysocolla is known and loved because of its lively blue-green colors. It looks similar to Turquoise.
Chrysocolla can often be found growing with Azurite, Cuprite, Limonite, Malachite, Turquoise or Quartz crystals. Therefore, different varieties of Chrysocolla may not look alike.
What's the Difference Between Chrysocolla and Turquoise?
Chrysocolla is a secondary copper mineral with a blue-green color that often is mistaken for turquoise.
The biggest difference is that Turquoise contains phosphorus. Plus, Turquoise often has vein patterns that are not usual to Chrysocolla.
Where is Chrysocolla Found?
Chrysocolla can be found where there are large copper deposits. This includes African countries like Congo, South Africa, and Madagascar. Chrysocolla is available from the copper mines of Australia. Mexico and the Unites States of America also produce Chrysocolla.
Chrysocolla from Arizona USA is a medley of Chrysocolla, Turquoise, Lapis, Malachite, Jasper and Quartz.
What is Sonora Sunrise Chrysocolla?
Sonora Sunrise is the trade name for the very attractive Chrysocolla and Red Cuprite combination stone. It originates from Sonora, Mexico. Sonora Sunrise often has black patterns formed by Iron Oxide. It is a rare mineral, so it is not mass produced. Sonora Sunrise is usually found in custom jewelry pieces.
Magical Incantation of Chrysocolla
This is a message from Chrysocolla from Doreen Virtue and Judith Lukomski's book "Crystal Therapy":
"I arrived to help maintain human equilibrium during emotional eruptions. Joy is your natural state, yet there are times when sorrow prevails during the earthly experience. When you're confronted with emotional pain, I help you release feelings of separation and grief through meditation. With me, you sense refreshing reminders of God's loving support in uexpected ways. Feelings of sadness fade as I share new perspectives through heart-healing vibrational patterns. I'm a splendid companion, whether encased in silver or simply tumbled and held in a pocket, a reminder that all is perfect in the ever-flowing river of life."
The Chrysocolla Collection
In the Satin Crystals Boutique, you can shop a selection of healing crystals carved out of genuine Chrysocolla gemstones. Find Chrysocolla figurines, spheres, eggs, jewelry, hearts, polished and raw stones in a rotating selection of treasures we find for your collections!
Do you love Chrysocolla, Too?
Have you worked with Chrysocolla? How does it feel? What has it helped you with? We would love to hear about your Chrysocolla Crystal Healing stories.