The high Ni content of this strongly coloured prase opal appears to be consistent with the notion that chrysoprase
with a lower degree of crystallinity tends to have greater amounts of Ni and a more intense colour (cf.
Resisting the Romantic gesture, the poet describes the shards of glass by comparing them not only to gemstones like blue lapis and apple-green chrysoprase
, but also to various shades of beer, boxed wine--even a creamy antacid.
His insects and birds were made out of moonstones and diamonds and today they seemed to us awesome in their magnificence as are his angelic faces which emerge mysteriously out of carved agate or green chrysoprase
Perhaps the most beautiful varieties of quartz are chrysoprase
'amethyst and topaz, chrysoprase
and jasper, a dozen jewels as in the foundations of the city of God' (p.
Brooch, 1908, designed by Josef Hoffmann, silver, partly gilt, agate, almandine, chrysoprase
, carnelian, coral, lapis lazuli, moonstone, opal, turquoise.
You won't see any crystal structure in this green stone as it's a cryptocrystalline mineral with the slightly ungainly name of chrysoprase
, cryptocrystalline referring to the microscopic nature of its crystals.
The collection consists of bracelets that are resplendent with diamonds, beautifully faceted Capri cut coloured stones such as amethyst or stunning rich colours of cabochon, chrysoprase
and orange moonstones that are complemented by black sapphires or other precious stones in pave settings.
January - garnet or rose quarter February - amethyst or onyx March - aquamarine or bloodstone April - diamond or rock crystal May - emerald or chrysoprase
June - alexadrite or moonstone or pearl July - ruby or carmelion August - peridot or sardonyx September - sapphire or lapis October - opal or tourmaline November - topaz or citrine December - zircon or turquoise
C'etait une emeraude carree, une emeraude-cabochon d'un vert assez pale, du vert laiteux de la chrysoprase
ou semble luire et trembler un jus d'herbe.
3), to reveal its 'monsterpiece'--a gem-encrusted oval box made for Frederick the Great of Prussia in the 1760s and decorated with gold shepherds and shepherdesses set against a brilliant blue ground of chrysoprase
. From the other vitrine, he produces a Faberge imperial snuffbox in salmon pink enamel, set with diamonds and inlaid with a miniature of Emperor Nicholas II (Fig.
chrysolites and beryls and chrysoprases
and rubies ...