SOURCING AND PROCESSING BLUE CHALCEDONY AT OUR OWN FACTORY!
Thanks to you lovely souls supporting us, we’re proud owners of a crystal facility in Turkey.
This milestone, and one of Abdul’s biggest dreams, not only enables us to collect, tumble and deliver crystals straight from source, from Mother Earth – most importantly, ensures every step of the way is ethical and overseen by us.
What does it mean exactly?
We’re aware and don’t support child labour.
Only the best processed pieces end up in your hands.
Follow your crystal's journey, from "find" to "polish".
OUR OWN CRYSTAL FACILITY:
HOW DID WE GET HERE?
Summer of 2020 saw us working tirelessly to manifest it.
Abdul – our free-spirited founder and self-proclaimed chief adventurer, who’ll hardly ever say "no" to an adventure – jumped into his brightly painted orange and green van, and set off on a journey around the energetic centre of the world, Turkey.
His mission was simple: to find and connect with a piece of land, negotiate a mutual energy-exchange agreement with Mother Earth, and begin the process of bringing her crystal beings to your hands, homes and hearts. 💛
After weeks of rolling solo through Turkey’s sublime rural areas in winter and spring, meandering mountains and wandering the fields, he stumbled upon a special place...
An ocean of excellent quality Blue Chalcedony, Merlinite and more wonderful finds flooded his eyes and soul...
And it was then – upon facing those beauties out in nature, where Earth kissed them goodbye – that Abdul decided to bring this magnificent energy to as many as possible.
So, how come these crystals had such an immense impact on us?
We wondered too… But, after further research into Blue Chalcedony, its significance in history and its healing properties, it was a no-brainer.
WHAT'S SPECIAL ABOUT
Named after Chalkedon, an ancient Greek town in Asia Minor – now Istanbul's Kadıköy district – Chalcedony Agate has also been mentioned in various scripts, including the Bible’s Book of Revelation.
Where was Chalcedony Agate mentioned in the Book of Revelation?
9 The foundations of the city walls [Jerusalem] were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald,
20 the fifth onyx, the sixth ruby, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth turquoise, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst.
Beyond that, Chalcedony Agate was a valued stone for Romans, who often wore it in the form of amulets and rings, alongside Europeans, who used it for jewellery and cameos.
It’s no coincidence our ancestors flocked to Chalcedony. Beyond its hardness of 7 out of 10 on Mohs’ hardness scale, which makes for a durable material, its metaphysical properties are something you’ll want to remember.
WHAT ARE BLUE CHALCEDONY’S PROPERTIES?
Throat Chakra activates upon meeting its vibration, making it the perfect crystal for public speakers, communicators, and those who write for a living. ✨
Are you an actor, editor, journalist – or does your role include pitching? Does it frighten you at times? Could you deal better with creative’s block?
Here’s a few ways to use your Blue Chalcedony:
- Rub it against your neck before performing.
- Pop a glass of water on a Blue Chalcedony slab to energetically charge your drink.
- Wear a pendant for soothing comfort while taking on communication-related challenges.
- Meditate with Blue Chalcedony palm stones, visualising future tasks or conversations.
- Have a statement piece radiate within your working space, infusing it with calm and peace, to aid you everyday.
What zodiac sign is
Blue Chalcedony good for
As Gemini's birthstone, people of this zodiac will benefit from Blue Chalcedony on another level.
How about its geology?
Although not far off from Quartz in terms of chemical composition (finely grained, cryptocrystalline form of silica), Chalcedony differs significantly due to its crystal structure.
Composed of delicate intergrowths of Quartz and Moganite, it often forms into translucent, and more rarely, semi-transparent veins and geodes. Most common colours of Chalcedony are blue, grey, brown, pink, white, and violet specimens.
Chalcedony’s fine cryptocrystalline structure makes it more soluble than Quartz when temperatures hit low. This is because fine grains expose a larger surface area in relation to its volume.
Even if it takes years to create your
own wave, it’s still better than riding someone else’s...
With blue vibes,
The AK Vibes Team
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