The word “chrysoprase” originates from the Greek “chrysos” meaning “gold” and “prasinon” meaning “green”. The Ancient Greeks and Romans would use it to make seals, signets, and other jewelry as the color was, and still is, enthralling. Legend has it that chrysoprase was Alexander the Great’s favorite gemstone. It was known as the stone of Venus, the Roman Goddess of Love. During the Middle Ages, chrysoprase was thought to be a magical stone that was recharged when placed outside beneath a half-moon.
This antique Arts and Crafts silver chrysoprase drop pendant was handcrafted in England around 1910. This elegant and detailed pendant features filigree silverwork that enhances the two oval en cabochon shamrock green chrysoprases. The larger chrysoprase measures 10.5 x 7.5 x 4.8 mm and weighs approximately 2.7 carats while the smaller chrysoprase measures 8 x 5.5 x 4.1 mm and weighs approximately 1.29 carats. Overall, this drop pendant measures 92 x 33 mm. There are no marks and it has been acid tested.
Chrysoprase is made of crystals that are so fine they are unidentifiable by the naked eye, it’s known as cryptocrystalline.
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Up until the 18th century, the Amethyst was considered to be amongst the cardinal gems, along side diamond, sapphire, ruby and emerald. For a time it's wear was reserved only for royalty and the rich purple color has long been associated with nobility. This fantastic pendant boasts a rich purple stone with a deep velvety feel, it makes you understand why Royalty used to claim this most regal of stone all to itself!
Hand crafted in 9 karat gold with a 15 karat bale, this lovely pendant would have taken a skilled jeweler quite a while to make, the gorgeous scalloped frame and beautifully matched and set pearls are simply inspired. The pendant is set with 42 creamy half pearls with a pinkish undertone in the nacre. The amethyst is an oval faceted cut which measures 15.5 mm x 11 mm x 9 mm deep and weighs approximately 8.13 carats. Overall the pendant is 33 mm long including the bale, 21 mm wide at the widest point and 9 mm deep and weighs 4.3 grams. It is not hallmarked but has been carefully acid tested to verify content.
This is a fantastically regal pendant which would look equally wonderful on a chain or simple black cord and could be worn with anything from blue-jeans to ball-gowns!
I offer layaway on most items purchased for full retail price. In general my layaway terms are 1/3 down and 1/3 in 30 days and the last 1/3 in 60 days. I am flexible so if you are interested please ask me and we can work out a payment plan that suits you. Items ship when payment is complete and items purchased or payments made on layaway are eligible for store credit only.
I always want you to be happy with every aspect of your purchase. If you are not completely satisfied for any reason simply let me know and we'll work together to get the item returned for a full refund. I guarantee that my pictures and descriptions are as accurate as possible. My goal is to exceed your best expectations!