Sonora Sunrise Pendant
Connect with your inner strength with this vibrant Sonora Sunrise Pendant. This simple .925 sterling silver designs showcases the rare Sonora Sunrise stone, a combination of Cuprite ( red colour ) and Chrysocolla ( Green colour ).
The Sonora Sunrise, also called Sonora Sunset comes from the Milpillas mine in the state of Sonora in Mexico, where it has been mined since 2006.
The Sonora Sunrise shares properties from Cuprite and Chrysocolla.
Life force, vitality, physical energy, courage, healing, divine feminine
Chakras: Base, Sacral
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Cuprite Crystal Healing Properties
Cuprite may activate, strengthen, and heal the base chakra, awakening kundalini and raising energy and vitality. It is thought to encourage connection with and balancing of the energy of the feminine archetype. Cuprite is believed to be a stone of women’s mysteries and is a good ally when facing a major threshold or rite of passage. It is thought to be an excellent stone to assist with female reproductive issues and provides regulating and balancing qualities.
History and Uses
The name Cuprite is derived from the Latin word cuprum, meaning copper because of its high copper content. This crystal was first described in 1845 but Cuprite crystals have been found on ancient Roman and Celtic copper and bronze objects.
Gem quality of this mineral is very rare and is called Ruby Copper because of its beautiful deep red colour. It ranges in colour from carmine red, red-brown, grey-black to a very deep red and has a reflective surface and metallic lustre. It can be found in combination with other copper bearing minerals such as Malachite and Azurite.
A beautiful stone combining Cuprite and Chrysocolla comes from the Sonora Valley in Northern Mexico and is referred to as Sonoran Sunset or Sonora Sunrise stone.
Cuprite is a copper oxide mineral with a hardness of 3.5 to 4. It forms in oxidised parts of copper deposits and often occurs in association with chrysocolla, malachite and azurite. Fine specimens are found in the Congo and Namibia in Africa, and Arizona in the USA.
The furnace of my body blazes with energy and vitality and for this I honour the feminine Divine that is my Source.
Communication, expression of the sacred, Goddess energies, gentleness and power
Chakras: Throat, heart, base
Zodiac Signs: Virgo, Gemini, Taurus, Cancer
Chrysocolla Crystal Healing Properties
Chrysocolla is thought to facilitate the expression of our heart’s deepest truth and our mind’s greatest knowledge. Also, its calming, soothing energy may help to release stress, anxiety and fear based imbalances in the body.
Similarly, Chrysocolla may dispel fiery energies, angry words and sarcasm. As a stone aligned with Goddess energies, it may balance and empower the feminine aspects in both women and men.
History and Uses
Chrysocolla was first described by Theophrastus in 315 BCE, who used it as a soldering agent. The name comes from the Greek “chrysos”, meaning gold, and “kolla” meaning glue.
In ancient Egypt, it was referred to as the wise stone, as it was thought to calm the mind and aid in negotiations. Similarly, it has been known throughout history to bring strength and comfort to those who live alone or in seclusion.
Chrysocolla is a hydrous copper silicate mineral with a hardness of 2 to 4. Its crystal system is amorphous. Chrysocolla is frequently found in oxidised copper deposits, often in association with Malachite and Azurite. Deposits are found in Chile, Zaire, Russia and the USA.
I listen deeply to the voice within and express it with freedom, spontaneity, passion and reverence.