As a jewelry designer, I like to imagine our client’s living spaces, the clothes they wear, the music they listen to, and (of course) the jewels they covet. No other stone really unites our diverse clientele quiet like Chalcedony. (kal-ˈse-dᵊn-ē) Chalcedony is a bit leather, a bit lace. And like that old Stevie Nicks-Don Henley song, this stone traverses the range from sultry to seductive. It’s a perfect element for us jewelry makers given the emotional range it spans. For those leaning more leather, Tiger’s Eye, Carnelian, or Onyx all lend a bit of smoke to your smolder. If you’re listing towards lace, Aventurine, Holly Blue, and Jasper can all highlight your habiliments.
Still on the fence with this stone? Then consider this…(queue music) ‘if it was good enough for Moses, then it’s good enough for me’. Say again? One only needs to open the good old book (Exodus 28:15-21 to be exact) to find that a significant number of Aaron's (brother of Moses) breastplate stones were Chalcedony! Carnelian, Agate and Jasper for the truly curious. It's appeal is ancient, adherent and earthly. Now that we know it was one of the chosen stones, you have the difficult choice to decide which one (or ones) are best for you.
Chalcedony can hold it's weight. Its resilience and toughness is one of the many appeals of this semi-precious stone. Avoid storing with harder gems, like diamonds or softer stones that could take a beating. Like most of our hand selected gems, if smudged, soak in a dye-free dish soap, rinse and buff to reveal it's natural shine. Chalcedony is also one of those stones that can be repolished if it get's to that point.
So take a moment, see the many Dalia's Silver Lining Chalcedony creations. We plunge these stones in sterling silver to memorialize their moment in the spotlight. I'm pretty certain that once you behold them, you'll be singing 'When you walked into my house, That you won't be walking out the door.' (now you just gotta go listen to the song don't you?)