Marlborough Green, Australia Chrysoprase, 1.92 ct. Top Color, Exquisite, Finest Quality In Real Marlborough Mine No Longer Produces
TOP Quality Imperial Marlborough Green, Australia Chalcedony / Chrysoprase, 1.92 ct.
Gem Type - Chrysoprase
Shape - Round cabochon, Top USA award-winning cutter added slightly beveled base for easy mounting.
Weight - 1.92 carat
Size - 7.3 X 4.6 mm
Color - Finest Imperial Green, looks like finest Imperial Jadeite.
In House Rating - AAA+
Clarity - Very NiceTransluceny, no visible inclusions unless notated, see back lit photo for clarity example.
Luster - Exceptional, Jadeite Quality polish.
Origin - Marlborough, Australia Mine was exhausted by high-end jewelry companies and the vintage green chrysoprase in their mountings have gone sky-high in price. Rough from Australia used in these cabochons and cuts had been vaulted since 1973. Van Cleef & Arpels produced pieces into the million dollar range but no more of this material can be mined just collector rough remains and we purchased the original mine owners stock vaulted since 1973. Vqan Cleef has a lesser green chrysoprase (in my opinion running up to 900,000.00 mounted.)
Treatment - None, cut from rough vaulted in 1973
Hardness - 7 on MOHS scale
Notes - Marlborough green chalcedony / chrysoprase was wiped out by the high-end jewelry industry and collectors 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 single cabs in this top color and translucency.A true investment gem. Our gems are from our rough and cut by award winning American gem-cutters. No mass production the material is simply not available. We will happily GIA test any gem for you and batch test our rough with GIA.