Silica Chrysocolla - Arizona Stone
The vivid greenish blue material known as Silica Chrysocolla is quite rare, and high-quality specimens are coveted by collectors and jewelry designers. It is also referred to by the names chrysocolla chalcedony and gem silica chrysocolla.
The intense color is due to the presence of copper salts that penetrate the crystal lattice of colorless chalecedony. Though there are other copper-bearing gems that can display a similar color saturation, such as turquoise and chrysocolla, these are much softer stones and are not hard enough for rings. The term "gem" in "gem silica" indicates that this material is gem quality
Silica Chrysocolla is a stone of communication devoted to expression, empowerment and teaching. Discharges negative energies, calms, and allows truth and inner wisdom to surface and be heard. A peaceful stone, it emphasizes the power our words and actions have on those around us, and encourages compassion and strengthening of character.