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This stone is relatively soft, so it should be handled with care. It has a Mohs hardness of 2.5-3.5. Chrysocolla can also be cut into thin sheets and used as an inlay material.
Throughout history, this semiprecious stone has been used for its beauty both ornamental and metaphysical purposes. Ornamentally, chrysocolla has been used in jewelry and other decorative items like bowls and figurines dating back to ancient Greece, Rome, and Egypt. This gemstone was also used by the Incas and Aztecs in making statues and amulets. In the Victorian era, it was used as an ornamental gemstone in jewelry, watch fobs, buttons, stickpins, charm bracelets, and cameos.
Metaphysically, chrysocolla is known as the Stone of Communication. It is associated with the throat chakra and helps one to express their truth with integrity and authenticity. This stone aids in emotional healing by releasing traumas from the past that might be holding you back from living fully in the present moment. Chrysocolla can also help those who are shy or introverted to find their voice and speak their truth with confidence.
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