Chalcedony in the broad sense refers to all varieties of microcrystalline quartz, agate, dendritic agate, agate moss, common chalcedony, chrysoprase, carnelian, heliotrope, jasper, onyx, sardoine.
Some understand chalcedony only the white-gray-bluish variety, the common chalcedony. Always porous chalcedony can be painted. Also, most of the chalcedoines currently marketed are painted, which the CIBJO (world jewelery confederation) admits as A customary practice being part of the usual and customary and therefore not to be mentioned (except for the chrysoprase). An ordinary chalcedony painted green should be called green agate. A gray / milky white chalcedony is called ordinary chalcedony, blue blue, blue chalcedony blue. Green a chrysoprase, a red red a tourmaline, red brown a sardoine and black an onyx. Chalcedony has a hardness of 6.5 on the Moshs scale.
And do not forget, all the stones are fragile! Even the diamond ....
Chalcedony can be mounted in ring, earrings or pendant.
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