Chrysoprase Pendant with silver look heart backed bail and black cord of adjustable length. $25.00. 35mm x 23mm 40grams.
Chrysoprase is a variety of chalcedony that is coloured green by the presence of nickel mineralisation. It is sometimes referred to as “Australian Jade” due to its resemblance to Burmese imperial jade. The majority of chrysoprase mined in Western Australia came from a place called Yerilla which is about 100 miles north of Kalgoorlie which in turn is approximately 400 miles east of the capital, Perth.
This pendant is polished, but please note it is perfect in its imperfections. There are lovely divots in this piece which adds to its charm.