- Marlborough Green Chalcedony, 12.73 ct. Cabochon, Master Cut Imperial Green
Shape - Round high dome slight beveled base for high end mounting.
Weight - 12.73 carat
Size - 13.9 x 13.9 x 8.4 mm
Color - Apple Green with expected slight blue hue.
Clarity - Translucent
Luster - Exceptional
Origin - Marlborough Australia
Treatment - None
Hardness - 7
Notes - Marlborough green chalcedony / chrysoprase was wiped out by the high-end jewelry industry and collectors especially Van Cleef & Arpels and China in the 1970's due to it being a dead ringer for the highest-end jadeite (Imperial to Apple Green) hardness is excellent and pieces of this vintage jewelry even with conservative amounts of the chalcedony and no diamonds, set in platinum or gold sell for prices starting at about 16,000 USD and often exceeding 100,000.00 USD. Rare, true investment gem. Our gems are from our rough and are cut by award winning American gem-cutters. No mass production the material is simply not available. HEAVILY FAKED GEM!!!!!!!! We will happily GIA test any gem for you and we batch test our rough for treatment. This is real Marlborough Green Chrysoprase the section of the mine producing this material is exhausted, mines out, gone!