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Lovely pale blue Chalcedony

Many gemstones belong to the Chalecony family but it is foremost the pale blue, blue-green and light green(seafoam, aqua) and the pale pink and light violet that is sold under the Chalcedony name. Theese cabochons is typical Chalcedony gemstones.

 

Size: aprox 9,8x12x4,5 mm (no 1), 13x16x7 (no 2), 15x18,5x9

        (no 3), 15,3x18x9,8 (no 4)

 

In stock:  1 transparent light blue (1), 2 blue-lilac (2) and (3),

               1 light blue (4)

 

Price: USD 7.25 - 8.40

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Chalcedony is a cryptocrystalline form of silica, composed of very fine intergrowths of the minerals quartz and moganite. These are both silica minerals, but they differ in that quartz has a trigonal crystal structure, while moganite is monoclinic. Chalcedony has a waxy luster, and may be semitransparent or translucent. It can assume a wide range of colours, but those most commonly seen are white to gray, grayish-blue or a shade of brown ranging from pale to nearly black.

The name chalcedony comes from the Latin chalcedonius (alternatively spelled calchedonius). The name appears in Pliny the Elder's Naturalis Historia as a term for a translucid kind of Jaspis. The name is probably derived from the town Chalcedon in Asia Minor. The Greek word khalkedon (χαλκηδών) also appears in the Book of Revelation.

Chalcedony promotes creativity, courage and strength. It protects against pregnancy and strengthens compassion and patience.


Blå Kalcedon har traditionellt väldigt starka betydelser i arabiska länder österut. Kalcedon ökar din skicklighet att kommunicera och ger dig mod att uttrycka dina tankar och känslor. Den får dig också att leva enligt din egen övertygelse samtidigt som den hjälper den dig acceptera nya situationer utan att förlora dina speciella egenskaper eller fokus på dina viktiga mål. Den har också en balanserande effekt på alla dina sinnen.


 

 

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