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Chalcedony Beads

Chalcedony is one of the earliest "hard materials" used by humans. It was shaped into everything from arrowheads to cups and bowls. Our chalcedony beads are a tranquil, bluish-white color. Some portions of the beads are milky and opaque, while other portions are almost transparent. The soft color of these chalcedony beads goes wonderfully with freshwater pearls.

16" strand $16.95
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½ strand (loose) $8.95
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More About Chalcedony

In general, Chalcedony is a microcrystalline variety of quartz. In its purest form, chalcedony is a translucent white color; however, it often contains microscopic traces of other minerals that give it a variety of colors. For example, carnelian is a variety of chalcedony that has a reddish-orange color due to the presence of traces of iron oxide.