From Roman seals to Victorian cameos, blue-gray chalcedony has been used in jewelry for millennia. It bears the name of the ancient Turkish port of Chalcedon on the Sea of Marmara. Today these romantic accents are handmade in India, where much of the world’s chalcedony is mined. Sterling silver.
Descendants of the ancient Shakya clan, historically known
for their craft skills, use smooth, blue-green Himalayan turquoise to create these natural accents. Framed in sterling silver, the stones represent the sea and sky, themselves symbols of the infinite in Nepalese ...
In the mountains of northern Ethiopia, jewelry-making traditions
are passed down through the generations. Today, in the spirit of creativity, enterprise, and peace, farmers collect the artillery shells from past conflicts that they find on their land and give them ...
The designer of this sparkling necklace was inspired
by the massive jewels that hung from the headdresses of India’s 19th-century maharajas. Blue chalcedony with rose quartz, framed here in gold vermeil, are stones of reflection and compassion, respectively.