Pronouncing Chalcedony - The Final Word


I’m often asked how to pronounce Chalcedony and I say it is correct to say either Cal-said-a-knee or Cal-sa-doe-knee. 

The variations occur due to Gemology being a global science and pronunciations can change with every language and where we choose to accent a word. 

It’s like the old saying “you say po-tay-toe I say po-tah-toe”- but really who says po-tah-toe? 

So I recommend we all pronounce Chalcedony – Cal-said-a-knee. Agreed? Now time to address Perry-dot.