5.3" Free-Standing, Polished Green Chrysoprase - Madagascar

This is a chrysoprase freeform from Madagascar which has been hand-polished to a high luster. The base has been cut flat to allow for aesthetic presentation.

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'.


FOR SALE
$35 $29
DETAILS
SPECIES
Chrysoprase
LOCATION
Madagascar
SIZE
5.3" tall, 3.9" wide
CATEGORY
ITEM
#230230