Thursday, March 29, 2007

Just an update on the "Paraiba Chalcedony": I just saw some of the first runs of precision, machine cut Paraiba Calcedony. They were in small sizes like 2.5mm rounds and they were hot! In the smaller sizes they look much more transparent than the larger sizes, like the one in the picture below. They were bright and lively and the color was gorgeous. They really did look like little Paraiba tourmalines!

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Some of those Paraiba Chalcedony are up on my website now if you want to take a look. They are on this page:

Saturday, March 03, 2007

I've just gotten access to a good supply of a beautiful new gem material! It's being called Paraiba Chalcedony. These are faceted, translucent stones with a vivid blue color. The natural chalcedony is treated with a special process that infuses them with, among other things, copper. The result is a stable, permanent color throughout the gemstone (not just the surface). They are gorgeous! The color is much bolder and brighter than any blue chalcedony that you've seen before. I have them available in two different shades of blue, in a variety of sizes and shapes. I'll have them posted soon at www.palmbeachgems. com