|Dimensions (mm)||29 x 12 x 6mm|
|Weight (carats)||16.85 carats|
This is a natural untreated specimen of Dioptase on its natural matrix from Kazakhstan. it has been set in our factory in Bali.
RICH EMERALD GREEN
Silver stamped 925
tHE WEIGHT IS FOR BOTH THE SILVER AND STONES
Dioptase is an intense emerald-green to bluish-green copper cyclosilicate mineral. It is transparent to translucent. Its luster is vitreous to sub-adamantine.
Late in the 18th century, copper miners at the Altyn-Tyube (Altyn-Tube) mine, Karagandy Province,Kazakhstanthought they found an emerald deposit of their dreams. They found fantastic cavities in quartz veins in a limestone, filled with thousands of lustrous emerald-green transparent crystals. The crystals were dispatched to Moscow,Russiafor analysis as they thought they were Emeralds.
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