Vintage hand-carved green chalcedony leaf. b4-cha111

Vintage hand-carved green chalcedony leaf. b4-cha111


Item #: b4-cha111
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Chalcedony is the name given to all cryptocrystalline quartz, a complicated name that refers to the tightly packed microscopic crystals that make up the gem. In nature, chalcedony can be a subtle variation of almost any color: red, orange, green, black and bluish-gray. Stronger colors, such as reddish orange, green and yellow may be natural or dyed. These have been dyed The dying process reportedly was discovered in the 1800’s in Idar-Oberstein, Germany, one of the world’s leading gem cutting centers. As seen in these lovely leaves, dyed chalcedony has a vivid color and are perfect for designing affordable jewelry. The carving is delicate and well defined. Uses are endless, only limited by your imagination. Circa: 1950’s – 1960’s no hole, measures 30x20mm. Carved both sides. Carved in India.

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