We are pleased to introduce you to the new JALA collection by Ginette NY. The brand is highlighting a little-known blue-green coloured stone called chrysocolla and taking the opportunity to introduce you its many virtues.
Discovered during Antiquity, chrysocolla contains various chemical elements such as oxygen, silica and aluminium. Depending on the quantity of these elements, the colour of the stone can vary from green to blue. Its name comes from the Greek words chrysos meaning "gold" and kola meaning "glue", as this stone was once used in the making of gold jewellery.
Chrysocolla is believed to exude a gentle, calming energy that makes it a stone of harmony, enhancing tolerance and bringing inner peace and balance. It is also said to encourage forgiveness and compassion; strengthen emotional bonds and repel negative energies to make way for feelings of serenity; as well as to instil a determination to express desires and motivations, enabling people to feel more in tune with themselves and be more self-confident.
According to ancient beliefs relating to energy flows, it is associated with the throat chakra – and is thus thought to develop the faculties of communication and expression, enabling wearers to realise the strength of their words and actions and become aware of how they affect those around them. Along with with stimulating the flow of energy in the heart chakra, chrysocolla is also regarded as bringing about strong awareness of the deeper self and thus the ultimate stone for promoting human communication with the environment.
Chrysocolla is definitely THE stone to adopt and Ginette NY suggests doing so in style and in several ways – whether as pendants close to the heart, as magnificent hoops earrings or on the hand in a variety of rings.