Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Blue Chalcedony For Exotic Gem Fans
WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN GEMS?
Most people thinking about 'jewels' think transparent faceted stones. . . and usually one thinks of the more familiar variety like sapphires, emeralds, and ruby all of which are pretty awesome.
CUT TO PLEASE
But look out a little further and discover opaque and semi-transparent to translucent stones and you've really broadened your gemstone horizon. Some of the most luxurious cuts are not faceted at all. They are stones such as the hero in the ring featured above. Cut en cabochon, the smooth rounded top gemstone gets to flaunt all of its luminous color for you to relish.
EXOTIC AND WILD
The word 'exotic' as it's bantered around in the gemstone world really means any of the many unusual gemstones that one does not readily find in jewelry today. Chalcedony, the yummy cool blue stone in this ring has been around for eons. Historians tell us that chalcedony is actually among the oldest gemstones found at archaeological sites where human ornamental relics have been recovered.
LOOK LOVELY IN SOMETHING 'ODD'
We're still loving the stuff it seems. Modern designers pair it imaginatively with precious faceted stones like the diamonds and sapphires which accent this ring. Nice juxtaposition--small bright sparkly bits and a nice large smooth round central stone. Look for chalcedony jewelry to expand your horizons and your jewelry wardrobe. Love that blue stone.
blue chalcedony sapphire and diamond ring by Asprey