This is the white cacholong brooch. Dimensions: 1.4 x 1.0 x 0.2″ (3.5 x 2.5 x 0.5cm). Weight – 0.3oz (8 grams). Origin: Russia, Siberia.
Some information about cacholong:
The name of this stone has a Kalmuk origin. Kalmuk agate is another name for the mineral. Sometimes plain folk also calls it ‘milk of sacred cows turned into stone’.
Actually, cacholong is not an individual stone but a variety of opal. It has a greenish, blue-greenish, swamp-green or gree-brownish coloring. However, milk-white specimens with specks of other tints are the most common. It is an opaque stone; it is characterized with vitreous, pearly lustre.
Since antiquity, the healing properties of cacholong were used to cure gynecopathies. It was believed that this mineral is able to make pregnancy less painful. Milky cacholong is associated with a special curative effect. The stone has a beneficial effect on the nervous system. It will calm you down after a long working day and contribute to your relaxation.