Cuprite Chrysocolla Pendant
This beautiful piece of polished Cuprite/ Chrysocolla set in sterling silver comes from the Sonora Valley in Northern Mexico. It’s stunning combination of red and aqua colours clearly demonstrates how it is also named Sonora Sunrise. This stone will encourage you if you want to make changes in your life by bringing you a feeling of empowerment and freedom.
Key words: Life force, vitality, physical energy, courage, healing, divine feminine.
Chakras: Base, Sacral
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Cuprite Crystal Healing Properties:
Cuprite can activate, strengthen, and heal the base chakra, awakening kundalini and raising energy and vitality. It encourages connection with and balancing of the energy of the feminine archetype. Cuprite is a stone of women’s mysteries and is a good ally when facing a major threshold or rite of passage. It is an excellent stone to assist with female reproductive issues and provides regulating and balancing qualities.
Cuprite History and Uses:
The name Cuprite is derived from the Latin word cuprum, meaning copper because of its high copper content. This crystal was first described in 1845 but Cuprite crystals have been found on ancient Roman and Celtic copper and bronze objects. Gem quality Cuprite is very rare and is called Ruby Copper because of its beautiful deep red colour. Cuprite ranges in color from carmine red, red-brown, gray-black to a very deep red and has a reflective surface and metallic lustre. It can be found in combination with other copper bearing minerals such as Malachite and Azurite. A beautiful stone combining Cuprite and Chrysocolla comes from the Sonora Valley in Northern Mexico and is referred to as Sonoran Sunset or Sonora Sunrise stone.
Cuprite Geological Description:
Cuprite is a copper oxide mineral with a hardness of 3.5 to 4. Cuprite forms in oxidised parts of copper deposits and often occurs in association with chrysocolla, malachite and azurite. Fine specimens of Cuprite are found in the Congo and Namibia in Africa, and Arizona in the USA.
Affirmation: The furnace of my body blazes with energy and vitality and for this I honour the feminine Divine that is my Source
Key words: Communication, expression or the sacred, goddess energies, gentleness and power
Chakras: Throat, heart, base
Zodiac Signs: Virgo, Gemini, Taurus, Cancer
Chrysocolla Crystal Healing Properties:
Chrysocolla facilitates the expression of our hearts deepest truth and our minds greatest knowledge. Its calming, soothing energy helps to release stress, anxiety and fear based imbalances in the body. Chysacolla dispels fiery energies, angry words and sarcasm. As a stone aligned with Goddess energies, it can balance and empower the feminine energies in both women and men.
Chrysocolla History and Uses:
Chrysocolla was first described by Theophrastus in 315 BCE who used it as a soldering agent. The name comes from the Greek chrysos, “gold”, and kolla, “glue”. In ancient Egypt it was referred to as the wise stone because it was thought to calm the mind and aid in negotiations. It has been known throughout history to bring strength and comfort to those who live alone or in seclusion.
Chrysocolla Geological Description:
Chrysocolla is a hydrous copper silicate mineral with a hardness of 2 to 4. Its crystal system is amorphous. Chysocolla is frequently found in oxidized copper deposits, often in association with Malachite and Azurite. Deposits are found in Chile, Zaire, Russia and the USA
Affirmation: I listen deeply to the voice within and express it with freedom, spontaneity, passion and reverence.