CHALCEDONY


Chalcedony is a cryptocrystalline form of silica, which has a waxy luster waxy luster, and may be semitransparent or translucent. Chalcedony assumes a wide variety of colors, but the most common are white to gray, grayish-blue or a shade of brown ranging from pale to nearly black. Each colour is it's own variety.

Agate is variety of chalcedony with multi-colored angular or curved banding.
Aventurine is is a form of chalcedony, translucent and containing platy mineral inclusions that give a shimmering effect termed aventurescence.
Carnelian is a clear-to-translucent reddish-brown variety of chalcedony; the hue may vary from a pale orange, to a deep nearly-black coloration.
Onyx has black and white banding
Sardonyx is a variant of onyx with brown, red, orange and white banding

 

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