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 Blue Mist Chalcedony

 

Gemstone:
Blue Mist Chalcedony

Birthstone Month:
Blue Mist Chalcedony is not associated with any particular birthstone month.

Zodiac:
Blue Mist Chalcedony is not associated with a ny particular zodiac sign.

Chemical Symbol:
SiO2

Chemical Make-up:
Chalcedony is a Silicon Dioxide.

History & Lore:
Chalcedony is derived from the name of an ancient Greek town in Asia Minor known as Chalkedon.

Except for sticks, bones, rocks, and animals skins, Chalcedony is believed to be the earliest raw material used by man kind. The earliest recorded used of Chalcedony was for weapons, tools, knives, bowls and cups.

The Chalcedony rings worn by ancient Romans are still in remarkably good shape today.

Chalcedony was used as a sacred stone by Native Americans believing it would promote stability within the ceremonial rituals of the tribe.

Chalcedony is believed to increase endurance, stamina, vitality, and promote emotional balance, kindness, charity, and friendliness. Physically Chalcedony is said to relieve melancholy, fever, irritability, gall stones, and eye problems.

Availability:
Chalcedony is abundantly found in a wide range of colors and shapes and is relatively inexpensive.

 

Sources:
Chalcedony can be found worldwide.

Evaluation:
Blue Mist Chalcedony is rated at 7 on Moh's Scale of Hardness and is a tough, durable gem that is suitable for all jewelry applications and easy to care for. It is a translucent stone with a waxy luster and are light sky blue in color. Blue Mist Chalcedony's at the pinnacle of the value spectrum will have strong color saturation and high translucence.

Common Cuts:
It's durability and fine texture not only allows Chalcedony to be cut into almost all of the commonly recognized gemstone shapes/cuts, but also allows delicate and intricate pieces of workmanship. Chalcedony has also been used as weapons, tools, tribal carvings and sculptures.

Routine Enhancements:
Chalcedony is porous and is therefore dyed to produce its color.

Care & Cleaning:
Blue Mist Chalcedony can be cleaned using warm, soapy water and a soft brush to remove any lingering grease or dirt. Chalcedony does not require any special care for wearing or cleaning but nonetheless should be kept away from excessive amounts of heat and household chemicals that could possibly
damage the stone. Always store your Blue Mist Chalcedony jewelry in a fabric-lined box away from other harder jewelry items as to avoid scratching.

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