Estate Chalcedony Necklace

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Estate Chalcedony Necklace / Special Order

This estate chalcedony necklace reveals a breath-taking combination of chalcedony, black onyx and crystal quartz strung on sterling silver wires accentuated with a hand-made sterling silver clasp. Weighing 99.2g of semi-precious gemstones and sterling silver this exclusive necklace measures 16.5 inches long. Of impressive design and dynamic color contrast, this captivating chalcedony necklace exposes a trefoil floral arrangement, each vibrant cluster constructed with radiant 4 inch diameter. Designed with sophisticated construction, this statement-making necklace defines the balance between delicate and bold with enchanting 'pale-pink' colored floral chalcedony cabochons. Each cinquefoil petal measures approximately 15mm long and 12mm wide enhanced by 4mm faceted black onyx beads accentuated by sparkling faceted clear crystal quartz teardrops measuring 11mm long and 7mm wide. Optionally suspended from this striking floral assemblage is a detachable pendant composed of four ..More

This estate chalcedony necklace reveals a breath-taking combination of chalcedony, black onyx and crystal quartz strung on sterling silver wires accentuated with a hand-made sterling silver clasp. Weighing 99.2g of semi-precious gemstones and sterling silver this exclusive necklace measures 16.5 inches long. Of impressive design and dynamic color contrast, this captivating chalcedony necklace exposes a trefoil floral arrangement, each vibrant cluster constructed with radiant 4 inch diameter. Designed with sophisticated construction, this statement-making necklace defines the balance between delicate and bold with enchanting 'pale-pink' colored floral chalcedony cabochons. Each cinquefoil petal measures approximately 15mm long and 12mm wide enhanced by 4mm faceted black onyx beads accentuated by sparkling faceted clear crystal quartz teardrops measuring 11mm long and 7mm wide. Optionally suspended from this striking floral assemblage is a detachable pendant composed of four ovular-linking chains of graduating length, adorned with delightful warm 'pastel-pink' chalcedony cabochons accentuated with round flattened and oval-faceted black-onyx beads and clear crystal quartz. This opulent florally-themed arrangement is securely mounted on four matching strands of black onyx, strung on sterling silver wire collectively totaling over 500 beads. A pair of hand-made rectangular pierced openwork profiles embellished with heart-motif silhouettes constitute the clasp while a decorative sterling silver hook and ring closure conclude this stunning gemstone necklace. The matching chalcedony and black onyx drop pierced earrings measure 38mm long, 8mm wide and 4.5mm deep and feature sterling silver lever-back closures adorned with a delicate fleur-de-lis inspired profiles. As this is a Special Order, please allow up to 4 weeks for delivery.

Chalcedony is a variety of quartz formed not of one single crystal but a number of finely grained micro-crystals. The variety of chalcedonies is even greater than that of transparent quartz and covers a wide range of solid colors. Included in the extensive varieties of chalcedonies are agates with banded patterns, bloodstone with red spots on a green background, jasper that can look like a landscape painting and black onyx which is another staple of the jewelry industry. Chrysoprase, a bright apple green and translucent gemstone, is the most valued variety of chalcedony and was a particular favorite of Frederick the Great of Prussia and can be seen today decorating many historic buildings in Prague.

Onyx is black chalcedony quartz with a fine texture, extremely popular with the ancient Greeks and Romans. The name is derived from the Greek, meaning 'nail' or 'claw' with Greek mythological origins. Onyx shines especially well when used in a contrasting color play, its texture making it ideal for carving. It was often used as the perfect foil for rock crystal, being a popular accompaniment with rubies during the Art Deco era and used extensively as a backdrop for marcasite jewelry.

Crystal is the transparent and colorless variety of quartz, also referred to as 'rock crystal'. Its derivation from the Greek name 'crystallos' meaning ice, led the ancients to consider it as a 'compact form of ice' rather than a member of the quartz family. Although colorless quartz is relatively common, large and flawless specimens of crystal are not. Crystal has often been used in jewelry particularly in carved pieces. Many stunning Art Deco jewelry designs featured the black and white quartz combination of crystal and onyx. Crystal has also become desirable in jewelry due to the popular legends about their powers. Many people believe that wearing quartz crystals benefits their health and spiritual well-being.

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Center Stone Details
Stone:Chalcedony
Cut:Cabochon & Faceted
Carat Weight: --
Color: Pale Pink
Clarity: --
Other Stones
Onyx  
Cut: Faceted Beads
Color: Black
Crystal Quartz  
Cut: Faceted Tear-drop
Item Details
Measurements: 16.5 in (L)
Weight:99.2g
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