Vintage & New Authentic Chrysoprase Gemstone Jewellery

 

As a gift or for yourself we have a variety of quality one of a kind vintage and new authentic Chrysoprase gemstone jewellery. Simple to fancy, we guarantee all Chrysoprase gemstones and sterling silver jewellery is authentic.

 

We choose to photograph all our sterling silver jewellery tarnish for a variety of reasons. Its showcases the characteristics of the sterling silver, real sterling silver does tarnish so it will guarantee and showcase the authenticity and sometimes our customers prefer the look of the sterling silver when its tarnish.

 

We clean and gift box all sterling silver jewellery complimentary when purchased.

Please let us know when purchasing if you would like us to clean the sterling silver jewellery.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia                                     

 

History of Chrysoprase Gemstone

Chrysoprase, chrysophrase or chrysoprasus is a gemstone variety of chalcedony (a cryptocrystalline form of silica) that contains small quantities of nickel. Its color is normally apple-green, but varies to deep green. The darker varieties of chrysoprase are also referred to as prase. (However, the term prase is also used to describe chlorite-included quartz, and to a certain extent is a color-descriptor, rather than a rigorously defined mineral variety.)

Chrysoprase is cryptocrystalline, which means that it is composed of crystals so fine that they cannot be seen as distinct particles under normal magnification. This sets it apart from rock crystal, amethystcitrine, and the other varieties of crystalline quartz. Other members of the cryptocrystalline silica family include agatecarnelian, and onyx. Unlike many non-transparent silica minerals, it is the color of chrysoprase, rather than any pattern of markings, that makes it desirable. The word chrysoprase comes from the Greek χρυσός chrysos meaning 'gold' and πράσινον prasinon, meaning 'green