Everything you need to know about Chrysoprase gemstone cabochons -
Etymology, Color and Introduction –
Chrysoprase is cryptocrystalline form of silicon dioxide. This stone is well known for its apple green color, some stones that come in same color like onyx etc., are colored with coloring agents. Natural apple green color in this stone is found because of nickel impurities. When we talk about etymology then it is derived from Greek words, ‘chrusos’ and ‘prason’. It is translucent to opaque gemstone. Good hardness, easy to handle and clean and no treatment made this stone more famous.
Chrysoprase cabochons – Origin and availability
Chrysoprase mines are available all around the world. Brazil, Australia, Russia, Africa, Zimbabwe, Poland, Germany Madagascar, India and the United States are main sources of raw material of this stone. Australia (mainly central Queensland) is on the top order in all these sources and produces more than 85% supply of chrysoprase raw material.
4’cs (Cut, color, clarity and carat) –
Chrysoprase color can ranges between light green to deep apple green color. Medium apple, mint green color is preferred in this stone, after a level darker green is less preferred in this stone. As we mentioned that it comes in translucent to opaque quality, translucent with lots of waxy luster is said to best with good clarity. Cloudy appearance is common in this stone.
Mostly cabochons, beads and carvings are famous of chrysoprase gemstone. Good quality material is used to manufacture cabochons for jewelry purpose and medium to low grade material is used for beads and tumbles. Beware of suppliers who sell green agate/onyx (dyed) instead of this stone/.
Our manufacturing and supply for chrysoprase cabochons –
We source rough of chrysoprase mainly from Australia and cut it in our manufacturing situated in India. Currently we are manufacturing 2mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 7mm, 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 12mm chrysoprase cabochons and big sizes also on order. Every cabochon made by us comes with waxy luster and fascinating minty green color which you can see in pictures. We have been producing ovals, rounds, hearts, squares, cushions and other shapes as well. We keep stock of rounds chrysoprase cabochons all the time because rounds and ovals are the most popular shapes in this gemstone.
You can simply email us at info(at)wholesale-cabochons.com to place your order and we will send you prices with in one working hour with pictures.
Small sized cabochons like 2mm to 5mm are widely used for necklaces and 6mm & 6mm above is used in rings and ear studs. There is not any replacement of this stone when you see color of other stones then some are lighter and some are darker so this is the only natural stone which comes in perfect minty or apple green color.
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Chemical properties –
Chemical formula – Sio2, Silicon dioxide
Color – Apple green
Transparency and luster – Waxy luster with translucent to opaque
Hardness – 6.5 to 7
Refractive Index – 1.530 to 1.540
Closet gemstones – Chrome Chalcedony, Onyx, Prehnite, Jade and Jasper
An overview on healing properties of Natural round Chrysoprase cabochons –
‘Balancer’ is another word referred to this stone because it balance your mind from ‘do’ and ‘not to do’. This stone has been famous since time of Romans and Egyptians. This stone brings success, prosperity, happiness and good fortune. This stone not only helps to bring success but also keeps your health good. This is proved and agreed by many people that this stone helps to heal your life problems.
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