This necklace was made of natural white cacholong slabs and beads, white mountain "jade", and silver metal findings. The strand is 18’’ with clasp.
Traditional healers believe that this stone helps with the best women's ailments, as well as during pregnancy. It is assumed that if a woman wears a decoration of cacholong or just a stone in his pocket on his stomach in the last months of pregnancy, the birth will be easy. Milky white cacholong a positive effect on the central nervous system.
For the first time the term "cacholong" been consumed in 1801 to refer to the quartz-agate, and then in 1812 was used to chalcedony. Currently, the term "cacholong" (milky white opal, semi-opal) represent almost opaque porcelain-grained mixture of chalcedony and opal ordinary white. Coloring - white, but can also be greenish, greenish-blue, greenish-brown. Most often it is a milky-white crystals with colored highlights and pictures. Glitter - pearl, glass.
Deposits: Armenia, Central Asia, Kazakhstan, Iceland and Russia (Baikal).
The name of the stone comes from the Turkic word "Cage" (river) and "Halong" (stone). Cacholong was known in ancient Egypt, where it was sacred to the god-bull Apis, who personified the forces of fertility, abundance, prosperity and health. Not spared white opal attention and Romans used stone to build vessels, sculptures, wall and female ornaments, the benefit reserves cacholong in antiquity significantly superior current. In Mongolia identified cacholong with lotus - the most sacred flower of Buddhism, the symbol of purity and innocence. In Russia and Europe 18-19 centuries. cacholong was a popular material for vases, cups, bas-reliefs, desktop sets and statues that adorned the house nobles. But the most prized cacholong has long been in the East. So, in the vast expanses of Central Asia from Kazakhstan to Turkey cacholong today revered as a stone of motherhood - to the union was prolific, stone month lay in bed newlyweds, as well as preparing the drug powder cacholong with mutton fat to increase potency and enhance libido of both spouses .