This eye-catching Necklace showcases rough-cut Chrysoprase Nuggets, graduated in size from 18mm to 35mm. Chrysoprase is a gemstone variety of Chalcedony, and is considered to be the rarest and most valuable stone in the chalcedony quartz group. This is notable, given that the group includes Agate, Chalcedony, Onyx, Carnelian, Bloodstone and Jasper. Chrysoprase gets its apple-green color (ranging to dark green) from trace amounts of nickel compounds. The color is quite vivid, and is reminiscent of fine Jade. We've paired our Chrysoprase with 12mm Turquoise Rounds, which are sky-blue with brown matrix. The Turquoise is complemented by 3 strands of turquoise Seed Beeds and 4mm blue & green Picasso Turquoise Glass Rondelles, which are clustered between the larger gemstones. The Stones are highlighted by 18mm and 21mm handcrafted Sterling Silver Rondelles, which add color contrast and subtle sparkle. The Necklace is finished with a Sterling Silver Toggle Clasp and adorned with a Southwest Designs Sterling Charm. The piece weighs 190 grams and is 26-1/2 inches long.
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