When I set out to design a bold 18kt yellow gold ring, I let my fantasy take flight. I had a simple, bird-like ring design in mind; I just need to locate the perfect stone.
It wasn’t long before I landed upon a beautiful Chalcedony cabochon. The stone dealer noticing my design remarked it’s time for Blue Flamingos! What? You’ve heard of pink elephants, why not blue flamingos? I loved the idea, named the ring “The Blue Flamingo” and loved the translucent bluish grey Chalcedony I purchased. Chalcedony is a gemstone that belongs to a very large group of gemstone species called the quartz group of minerals. This stone occurs in a wide range of colors, sizes and patterns.
It has been said that Chalcedony quartz has set the standard when it comes to gemstone hardness; 7 on the Mohs scale, for jewelry gemstones. Chalcedony takes an excellent polish, sometimes exhibiting a soft glow that seems to emanate from within.
Some regions are better known than other, but high quality chalcedony deposits can be found all over the world. Pink Elephants, often seen after a night on the town can’t compete with an evening spent with a mysterious winged Blue Flamingo.
You can see the Blue Flamingo Ring under the Gold Ring Collection on this site.