Chrysoprase Ladies Pendant
Pretty marquise shaped chrysoprase pendant crafted in fine sterling silver. Although quite chunky this striking piece is surprisingly light weight and the colour of the stone is really quite impressive.
Chrysoprase is a green variety of the mineral quartz whose history can be traced back as far as 23 AD. Although well known for its apple green colour, it can also be found in several other distinctive shades of green.
A cryptocrystalline mineral meaning its crystals are too small to be seen with the naked eye, its colour is caused by traces of nickel. Chrysoprase is used primarily as a lapidary material and the finest grade gemstones are highly sought after.
Weight (grams) : 10.8
Size (cms) : 3.8 x 1.4 x 1