CHALCEDONY

CHALCEDONY
As early as the Bronze Age chalcedony was in use in the Mediterranean region; for example, on Minoan Crete at the Palace of Knossos, chalcedony seals have been recovered dating to circa 1800 BC. People living along the Central Asian trade routes used various forms of chalcedony, including carnelian, to carve intaglios, ring bezels (the upper faceted portion of a gem projecting from the ring setting), and beads that show strong Graeco-Roman influence. Fine examples of first century objects made from chalcedony, possibly Kushan, were found in recent years at Tillya-tepe in north-western Afghanistan. Hot wax would not stick to it so it was often used to make seal impressions. The term chalcedony is derived from the name of the ancient Phoenician town Chalkedon in Asia Minor, in modern English usually spelled Chalcedon, today the Chalcedony district of Istanbul. Chalcedony has a waxy lustre, and may be semitransparent or translucent. It can assume a wide range of colours, but those most commonly seen are white to grey, greyish-blue. Location - Worldwide Group - Silica Hardness - 6-7

22 Items

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  1. CHALCEDONY LEMON 24X22 CARVED LEAF

    sku: CC3494
    Special Price £24.00 Regular Price £30.00
  2. CHALCEDONY FACETED 18X8 DROP

    sku: CH344
    Special Price £18.00 Regular Price £20.00 As low as £16.47
  3. 12MM ROUND CHALCEDONY

    sku: CH311
    Special Price £11.70 Regular Price £13.00 As low as £9.38
  4. 25X18 OVAL CHALCEDONY

    sku: CH327
    Special Price £19.80 Regular Price £22.00 As low as £17.64
  5. 18X13 OVAL CHALCEDONY

    sku: CH325
    Special Price £14.40 Regular Price £16.00 As low as £11.57
  6. 20X15 OVAL CHALCEDONY

    sku: CH326
    Special Price £15.48 Regular Price £17.20 As low as £12.96
  7. 14X10 OVAL CHALCEDONY

    sku: CH323
    Special Price £14.40 Regular Price £16.00 As low as £12.01
  8. 16X12 OVAL CHALCEDONY

    sku: CH324
    Special Price £25.20 Regular Price £28.00 As low as £18.72
  9. 10X8 OVAL CHALCEDONY

    sku: CH320
    Special Price £7.20 Regular Price £8.00 As low as £5.15
  10. 12X10 OVAL CHALCEDONY

    sku: CH322
    Special Price £9.00 Regular Price £10.00 As low as £7.45
  11. 8X6 OVAL CHALCEDONY

    sku: CH318
    Special Price £5.40 Regular Price £6.00 As low as £3.85
  12. 9X7 OVAL CHALCEDONY

    sku: CH319
    Special Price £6.30 Regular Price £7.00 As low as £4.63
  13. 6X4 OVAL CHALCEDONY

    sku: CH316
    Special Price £2.70 Regular Price £3.00 As low as £1.80
  14. 7X5 OVAL CHALCEDONY

    sku: CH317
    Special Price £3.60 Regular Price £4.00 As low as £2.57
  15. 8MM ROUND CHALCEDONY

    sku: CH308
    Special Price £7.20 Regular Price £8.00 As low as £5.40
  16. 10MM ROUND CHALCEDONY

    sku: CH310
    Special Price £10.80 Regular Price £12.00 As low as £9.00
  17. 7MM ROUND CHALCEDONY

    sku: CH307
    Special Price £4.50 Regular Price £5.00 As low as £2.57
  18. 5MM ROUND CHALCEDONY

    sku: CH305
    Special Price £3.60 Regular Price £4.00 As low as £1.80
  19. 6MM ROUND CHALCEDONY

    sku: CH306
    Special Price £3.60 Regular Price £4.00 As low as £2.39
  20. 4MM ROUND CHALCEDONY

    sku: CH304
    Special Price £3.60 Regular Price £4.00 As low as £1.80
  21. 12X8 PEAR CHALCEDONY CHECKERBOARD

    sku: CH337
    Special Price £5.40 Regular Price £6.00 As low as £3.64
  22. 6X4 TEARDROP CHALCEDONY

    sku: CH338
    Special Price £3.60 Regular Price £4.00 As low as £1.04
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