Sard

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A Native American Chief Masterfully Carved in Root Beer Colored Sard. Photo Courtesy of Lang Antiques.

Sard is a translucent to semi-transparent variety of chalcedony. The colors are similar to carnelian but they are darker and less saturated in red brown to brown or dark orange.

Sources

Gem Reference Guide, Los Angeles: Gemological Institute of America, 1988. Pp. 45-48.

Newman, Harold. An Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry, New York: Thames and Hudson, 1981. Pp. 269.

Schumann, Walter. Gemstones of the World, New York: Sterling Publishing, Co., 1977. Pp. 126.

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