This genuine chalcedony briolette drop is fully rounded and faceted across its entire surface; the facets catch the light, enhancing the translucent lavender-blue color. Create an eye-catching pendant or earring drop, or use multiple drops to create more complex necklace designs. The shape of this drop is particularly well-suited to vintage-style designs—briolettes were widely used in jewelry designs during the Victorian era. This drop is vertically half-drilled; use jeweler's epoxy to secure the drop on a peg finding.
A compact microcrystalline quartz, chalcedony (pronounced "cal-SID-nee") is a tough durable stone that is ideal for carving, cabochons, and beads. Pure chalcedony is white; individual chalcedonies are labeled by the colors that come from trace minerals. Most varieties of chalcedony are dyed to enhance their color.