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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.

Carved Sard Indian Chief Pendant.


  • 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.