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Handmade chrysoprase inlay ring with white sapphires set in sterling silver. Three pieces of chrysoprase are inlaid in each side of this ring with 3 pave` set white sapphires in the center. The sparkling white sapphires total .09cts. and are in a triangle cluster. The ring is 5.6mm wide at the top and 3.2mm wide at the bottom (shank). The chrysoprase ring in the photo is a size 7 1/4. All other sizes will be special orders and will take about 3 to 4 weeks to complete. You may customize this ring by substituting other inlay materials or other gemstones in place of the white sapphires. Additional charges will apply if your choices are an upgrade. This ring style is a popular choice for a unique wedding ring.
Chrysoprase is a rare form of chalcedony or quartz. Chrysoprase ranges from light to dark green but is most sought after in its striking apple green color. Chrysoprase is rare due to the fact that it is cryptocrystalline, meaning that instead of being formed by large six sided crystals, the size of the crystals are extremely small and cannot be seen as distinct particles under normal magnification. Chrysoprase has a hardness of 6.5 to 7 on the Moh's scale and is in the same stone family as agate, carnelian, and onyx. The best known sources of chrysoprase are Queensland Australia, Germany, Poland, Russia, Arizona, California, and Brazil.