Chalcedony is found in all types of colors, and its varieties are named based on color. The variety Agate is a multicolored form, well known for its distinctive banding patterns. Some forms of Chalcedony, such as Chrysoprase, are intensely colored, while others are light. In blue Chalcedony, the deeper the color, the more desirable the gemstone. The classic Chalcedony varieties below:

  • Agate
  • Aventurine
  • Bloodstone
  • Carnelian
  • Chrysoprase
  • Jasper
  • Onyx
  • Sard/Sardonyx
  • Tiger's Eye

Chalcedony is the source of a host of different gemstones. Most gem forms are polished as cabochons and beads for use in bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and as costume jewelry. They are also used as animal carvings and cameos. Besides for all the named varieties that are used as gems, the translucent gray and blue forms of Chalcedony have recently gained much popularity.

Chalcedony is a powerful healer and cleanser. This stone helps if you have a lack of maternal instinct, lessens the effect of dementia and senility. Chalcedony balances the mind, body, emotions and spirit into a whole. It heals the eyes, gallbladder, bones, spleen, blood and circulatory system.

Chalcedony is a nurturing stone that promotes brotherhood and goodwill and will enhance a groups stability. It can be used for telepathy and transmission. This stone absorbs negative energy and then dissipates it so that the energy doesn't move to someone else.

Chalcedony brings the mind, body and spirit into alignment. It sends feelings of generosity and benevolence to you. Chalcedony removes unwanted feelings of hostility and removes sadness. This stone removes self doubt and builds self confidence. Using this stone to meditate will help you become a more open and enthusiastic person.