Being quartzlike, chalcedony (kal-SED-uh-nee) typically ranks a 7 on Mohs scale, and has been used in carvings since before Roman times: even Roman carved seal rings are still in good condition today. This stone is called chalcedony in the gemstone trade when it is gray, white, or blue translucent; the AGTA ranks it among the "Sky Blue" gems. However, chalcedony, can naturally appear in practically any other color as well: yellow, orange, red, pink, purple, green, black, and multicolored and banded. Forms that are colored, in the gem trade, typically have other names, such as Tigerseye, Aventurine, and Bloodstone.
Joan Madouse wrapped this chalcedony druzy pendant in silver filled wire, accented with a blue briolette bead.