Introduction about loose Chalcedony cabochons and faceted gemstones -
A stone which was discovered long time ago and used by Greeks and Romans in jewelry, arts and healing. Low prices and soft color makes this stone easily sellable that’s why designers are using this in their jewelry and designs. Chalcedony is member of quartz family which comes in violet-ish blue color with slight grey tone. It is cryptocrystalline form of quartz and comes in different colors like orange, black, red, green etc. but in gemstones market, all these come by different names like ‘Agate’, ‘Onyx’, ‘Carnelian’, ‘Black Onyx’, ‘Sardonyx’ and ‘Chrysoprase’. In starting time, gemologists were confused about its chemical structure and minerals but later it was found that it is made of silicate and moganite.
Other important property of stone is hardness which is 7-7.5 on Mohs scale and which makes this easy to use in jewelry. Mainly all the stones names are originated from Latin, in the same way ‘chalcedony’ is derived from ‘chalcedonius’. Apart from jewelry, it is used as industrial purpose.
Color, cut, clarity and origins of chalcedony-
Volcanic environments and sedimentary rocks are where chalcedony is found. Uruguay, India, Madagascar, Burma, Brazil and South Africa are main origins for different types of chalcedony. As mentioned above that chalcedony comes in different colors and called by different names in market so basically different types of chalcedony found in different country.
Chalcedony Color -
Worldwide chalcedony color is purplish blue which comes in light to vivid color. Price depends on clarity and color. More vivid and vibrant color is higher in price and if color is lighter then it will be lower in prices. To get a very good color in big sizes is very difficult. Chalcedony is translucent to opaque stone and translucent is the most pleasing. It gives nice luster when cut and polished. Cabochons, beads, carvings, faceted, flowers and other designs are being used in this stone. Oval, round, trillion, heart and cushion are the most famous shapes in this stone.
Conclusion – An ideal chalcedony is nice purplish blue colored with nice translucency and luster.
Other dyed colors in chalcedony –
By seeing the demand of other dyed color of chalcedony, we also started production in different colors in yellow, green, aqua, lavender, rose and pink. We disclose everything to our customers before selling.
It is porous stone and color can easily insert inside the stone. Big jewelry companies are widely using dyed colors as it is permanent unless you don’t overheat it. Uneven shapes are very popular for pendant size and jewelers are using labradorite and other dark color stones with this to make a perfect combination. Uneven shapes are also cheaper as price point of view. Please check the picture –
This is sample picture for rose cut uneven shape dyed chalcedony. We have all different colors in this design and in case if you have any particular dimesion and shape then you can let us know.
Buy chalcedony cabochons, faceted, rose cut, beads from us at wholesale prices –
We have been manufacturing different cuttings and qualities in this stone. If you are a jewelry designer, user, reseller, jewelry manufacturing company then just send us your requirements by email and we will reply you back within few hours. If you are looking for 2mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm or any customized sizes, shapes then we are here to complete your needs.
Save 30-50% of your money by buying Chalcedony from Navneet Gems and Minerals. We are one of the biggest manufacturers and suppliers of this gemstone as we have our own Produsing units in India and Thailand. We will provide you only quality and assurity of genuine products. Money back guarantee is also offered by us to our customers which is our unique selling point. We also offer our customers to customize their own desired shapes. Our expert craftsmen will produce your desired design.
Feel free to contact us if you have any queries in your mind. To buy Chalcedony at wholesale price or to know more about it, you can contact us at through mail or call or navneet gems inquiry form.
Picture 1 is for dyed chalcedony cabochons in both normal smooth cabochons and checkerboard flat back cabochons, this is just a sample picture. We have been Producing all other colors as well in all sizes, shapes and cuttings. All these are permanent colors if not heated in anyway because overheat takes off the color. We made this recently for one of our cusotmer who is running a big jewelry manufacturing in America. We made all different shapes and sizes for him
Picture 2 is for natural blue chalcedony picture, we have pictured light to top color of chalcedony in this. We have calibrated size and free sizes both.
Price overview on chalcedony –
As we have manufacturing free size to regular calibrated size so basic prices depends on size. Price starts from0.30$ per carat and goes up based on quality, color and size. Sometimes our customer ask us for high dome or flat back or any special cutting so we don’t charge extra for that because we believe in providing services to our customers so we can grow mutually. Choice of every buyer is different – some prefer good color, some prefer good clarity so it depends on choice. Mainly our overseas customers are from the United States, Europe, Middle East, Australia and Canada and they all are using chalcedony in sliver jewelries.
Does chalcedonies need special care?
Chalcedony is porous gemstone and absorbs chemical easily so it should be kept away from household chemicals and make sure you keep it away from extensive heat. If you are using chalcedony gemstone on daily basis then make sure you take it off before you go for bath or exercise. These are just simple things that can be easily followed.
Contact us for natural blue chalcedony –
Want a gemstones supplier for nature blue chalcedony in different shapes, sizes and colors? Send us your requirements and we will reply you back within few working hours. Please mention your requirements in detail – Sizes, Shapes, Quality and Quantities, it will make our conversation faster. We are also available on instant chats for faster communication.
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