1.45" Polished Green Chrysoprase Pendant - Western Australia

This is a 1.45" tall apple-green chrysoprase pendant, collected from the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia. The stone has been set in to sterling silver, and is accompanied by a 24", silver-plated snake chain necklace. You will receive the exact pendant pictured.

Chrysoprase (also chrysophrase or chrysoprasus) is a gemstone variety of chalcedony that contains small quantities of nickel, which lends it its apple-green to deep green color.

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, amethyst, citrine, and the other varieties of crystalline quartz. Other members of the cryptocrystalline silica family include agate, carnelian, 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'.

Chalcedony var. Chrysoprase
Eastern Goldfields, Goldfields-Esperance Region, Western Australia
1.45" tall (including loop)