Thursday, May 28, 2009
Paraiba Blue Chalcedony Pendant
This lovely sterling silver with fancy bail pendant, features a 12 mm round Paraiba Blue Chalcedony gemstone. This very unique, and special variety of Chalcedony comes from Paraiba Brazil. It is a fairly new find, and they found when they heat treated it, the color enhanced to this love Paraiba blue color. It is strikingly similar to the color of Paraiba Tourmaline, one of the rarest, and most expensive gemstones on the planet. Chalcedony is a member of the Quartz family, which is a very broad family of gemstones. It has a hardness of 6 1/2 to 7 on the Mohs hardness scale, so if it is set in a ring, care must be taken against dings. In a pendant, however, there are no worries. The bail is big, and easily accomodate an omega, ribbon, leather, or any other chain you might put it on. This lovely pendant is available for sale in my Etsy shop. If you do not have Etsy, and you are interested, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Be sure to check out all my great items. I offer combined shipping, and a layaway plan.