calcedony


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cal·ced·o·ny

 (kăl-sĕd′n-ē)
n.
Variant of chalcedony.

calcedony

(kælˈsɛdənɪ)
n
a variant spelling of chalcedony
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Noun1.calcedony - a milky or greyish translucent to transparent quartz
quartz - a hard glossy mineral consisting of silicon dioxide in crystal form; present in most rocks (especially sandstone and granite); yellow sand is quartz with iron oxide impurities
agate - an impure form of quartz consisting of banded chalcedony; used as a gemstone and for making mortars and pestles
bloodstone, heliotrope - green chalcedony with red spots that resemble blood
carnelian, cornelian - a translucent red or orange variety of chalcedony
chrysoprase - a green variety of chalcedony valued as a gemstone
onyx - a chalcedony with alternating black and white bands; used in making cameos
plasma - a green slightly translucent variety of chalcedony used as a gemstone
sard, sardius, sardine - a deep orange-red variety of chalcedony
transparent gem - a gemstone having the property of transmitting light without serious diffusion
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It was a charms necklace with pearls, blue calcedony, and my own personal baby charms which I remember were a Scorpio sign and a family amulet.
With the help of geology experts, the Amhara region has identified over 10 different types of semi-precious stones which include opal, onyx, jasper, amethyst, agate, calcedony and serpentine.
Enhydros - consists of quartz or of calcedonic or opaline silica which is deposited from heated waters and in which there are cavities partially filled with water, so that the inclusions of water can be seen within the substance of the transparent quartz or calcedony. This remarkable stone attracted widespread attention among the ancients.