CHRYSOPRASE CABOCHON (AUSTRALIA) – APPROX. 11 MM. ROUND
The circular line around the top of this stone in some images is a reflection, not a flaw. The stone has no cracks or pits. It's a lovely round, high-dome Spring-green cabochon perfect for a unique ring or pendant. About 11 by about 7.5 mm. high, this fine quality Australian chrysoprase has a glossy polish all-around. Flat bottom, ready for easy setting. Chrysoprase is greatly admired in Asia as a substitute for Jadeite. It’s the most valuable type of chalcedony with a Mohs hardness of 7. It’s quite tough and resists chipping when worn in jewelry. Alternate with emerald as May birthstone. No treatment of any kind. (All uses, N).