Chrysoprase Beads

Today I put the finishing touches to this neckpiece. These irregularly shaped nuggets of beautiful Chrysoprase were mined in Australia. This piece will be available at e.g.etal from tomorrow.

9ct yellow gold clasp, Australian chrysoprase, braided cord

chrysoprase |ˈkrisəˌprāz|
an apple-green variety of chalcedony containing nickel, used as a gemstone.
• (in the New Testament) a golden-green precious stone, perhaps a variety of beryl.

ORIGIN Middle English (in the New Testament sense): from
Old French crisopace, via Latin from Greek khrusoprasos
from khrusos ‘gold’ + prason ‘leek.’

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