The pictures really didn't do this one justice much prettier in person. I am very pleased.
|Dimensions (mm)||not provided|
|Weight (carats)||not provided|
This is a natural rough specimen showing ideal as a specimen or it can be cut.
Mined in Indonesia
Weight 265.00 cts app
size 56 x 45 x 25 mm app
This material is alo called opalite by some members of the trade.
there are some fracture lines running through the stone.
Chrysoprase is prized for its rarity and opalescent apple-green color. Its name comes from Greek words chryso for golden and prason for leek. It is a lighter-colored form of prase. Chrysoprase occurs as nodules or fillings of clefts in serpentine rocks and in weathered materials of nickel ore deposits. Unlike most other green gemstones, which owe their color to chromium or vanadium, chrysoprase's color is derived from staining by nickel oxide.
Chrysoprase is quite often opaque, but the more translucent the gemstone, the better the quality. The highest-quality material is a rich apple-green of even color, without flaws, fractures, inclusions, cavities or other imperfections. Much of the chrysoprase used for beads has a brownish matrix. Chrysoprase is easily worked and takes a fine polish. The stone's cheerful hue can fade in sunlight and when heated. Fading occurs when dehydration robs stones of their coloring agent, and as stones dry out, they lose translucency and luster. To restore these attributes, leave stones in wet cotton or take a bath while wearing your chrysoprase jewelry.
admin adjustment seller cleartly stated rough and image taken in water and are not polished The photo showed these as being sparkly. They arrived rusty and ugly, in no way polished. Very disappointed.
QUALITY ROUGH Reply:
photo is taken with stones wet as per description they are rough pieces that need polishing , pls read description correctly
Gorgeous colour with great translucency. Lovely pieces, couple of flaws, but will keep one as specimen & freeform polish the others to set. And Thanks for the little Pyrite gift- though it looks more like Chalcopyrite??.
|Starts||16th Jan 2013 5:31pm PST|
|Registered Shipping||$15.00||14 Days|
|Standard Shipping - Untracked||$5.00||28 Days|
|Shipping Insurance all providers $7.00 (optional)|