Amathea Pin with Blue Chalcedony
I must be a mermaid, Rango. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living. ―Anaïs Nin
Chalcedony was a significant part of ancient gemstone repertoire, playing an important role in Mesopotamian, Hittite, Egyptian and Greek civilizations. The Romans particularly prized Chalcedony, they used the gems as magic amulets. Continuously mined since Roman times, fine translucent Blue Chalcedony from Turkey remains highly regarded. These gemstones seem to glow mysteriously from within.
6mm blue chalcedony cabochon
2-tone antique bronze & nickel finish
1.75" tall (4.5cm)
2 posts with locking pin backs
Presented in a velvet-lined sliding gift box