GORGEOUS DECO Chrysoprase sterling necklace #2394109

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GORGEOUS DECO Chrysoprase sterling necklace #2394109
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Exquisite does not begin to describe this 1920's art deco sterling and genuine chrysoprase necklace ( I have the earrings, bracelet and ring also listed). The chrysoprase stone on this is such an eerie color that illuminates and almost glows. Chrysoprase is one of the most prized varieties of quartz. Higher quality specimens often rival fine
jade, for which it is sometimes mistaken. And this is one of the finest qualities, in my opinion.Prussian king, Frederick the Great,
adorned his palace with objects
and furniture made fully or partly of
chrysoprase. His favorite ring was
set with a large chrysoprase
surrounded by 15 brilliant stones
(presumably diamonds).
Reportedly, Frederick never took this ring off. He also carried a
walking stick with a knob of
chrysoprase.Metaphysical characteristics
attributed to the gemstone today
include soothing heartache and
loneliness, and promoting
emotional balance. It also is said to
relieve gout, eye problems and
mental illness. This necklace is 16" around the neck with an additional 2" drop. The lacy floral panels that hold this amazing pendant are so fine and beautiful, it is hard to believe they are metal. Add in to this beautiful mix of metal work are brilliant marcasites ( all original). The pendant itself is a very nouveau looking leaf design with this large center open back stone. The large florettes that run up the necklace are so very detailed and they look like silver lace. This is in excellent condition and would be the type of ...
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<tr><td>Title:GORGEOUS DECO Chrysoprase sterling necklace</td></tr>

<tr><td>Location:brooksville Fl</td></tr>