Silversmith Bruce Moffitt presents Rare Chrysoprase and Silver



Chrysoprase and Sterling Silver

Chrysoprase is a close relative of Carnelian, but is bright green, which comes from trace amounts of nickel. It is also much rarer. This is some of the finest in the world, and comes from an old closed mine near Maryborough, Queensland, Australia. Like Carnelian, Chrysoprase is a variety of chalcedony, a crypto-crystalline variety of quartz, and is translucent to semi-transparent with a waxy luster. Chrysoprase has a hardness of 7 and polishes very well. For a more exhaustive discussion of the properties and minerology of Chrysoprase go to the Australian Government site at: http://www.nrw.qld.gov.au/mines/fossicking/chrysoprase.html

Chrysoprase has been found in Egyptian tombs dating to before 1500 bc. Chrysoprase is generally cut as a cabachon or used in inlay. It is especially handsome when set in sterling silver. Chrysoprase jewelry with sterling silver is beautiful, lustrous, and won't break your personal budget.



chrysoprase silver jewelry, bruce moffitt
A Ring constructed of Sterling Silver and a lovely 16x20 mm pale Chysoprase cabachon. The ring is size 7.
        $265.00         #413
Chrysoprase Jewelry
A bracelet constructed of Sterling Silver and 11.8 carats of exceptional chrysoprase from the Maryborough area in Queensland Australia.
        $375.00         #425
Chrysoprase Jewelry
An 11x16 mm piece of Chrysoprase set in a Sterling Silver ring, Size 5 1/4. The Chrysoprase is of excellent color.
        $285.00         #351
Chrysoprase Jewelry
An exceptional piece of Chrysoprase. The stone is 16x20 mm and is set in a Sterling Silver ring, Size 10 1/4. This would be a nice ring for either a man or a lady.
        $285.00         #342
Chrysoprase Jewelry
An nice piece of Chrysoprase set in a Sterling Silver ring, Size 9 1/4. The Chrysoprase is of good full color, and measures 15x17 mm.
        $275.00         #352
Chrysoprase Jewelry
An nice piece of Chrysoprase set in a Sterling Silver pendant. The Chrysoprase is of quite excellent color, and measures 16x27 mm. The piece is 56 mm in height.
        $325.00         #364
Chrysoprase Jewelry
An nice piece of Chrysoprase set in a Sterling Silver ring, Size 10 1/4. The Chrysoprase is of good color, and measures 14x18 mm. This is an elegant ring, and would look good on either a man or women.
        $290.00         #354
Chrysoprase Jewelry
A more delicate ring, set with a fine piece of Chrysoprase. The ring is size 5 1/4. The Chrysoprase measures 12x15 mm.
        $270.00         #379
Chrysoprase Jewelry
Another smaller ring, again set with a fine piece of Chrysoprase. The ring is size 5 1/2. The Chrysoprase measures 11x14 mm.
        $275.00         #356
Chrysoprase Jewelry
A piece of light colored Chrysoprase set in a Sterling Silver ring, Size 6 1/2. The Chrysoprase is lipid light green color, and measures 14x18 mm.
        $265.00         #380
Chrysoprase Jewelry
An nice piece of Chrysoprase set in a Sterling Silver ring, Size 9 1/4. The Chrysoprase is of good full color, and measures 15x17 mm.
        $285.00         #336
Chrysoprase Jewelry
An pale piece of Chrysoprase of fine color. It is set in a Sterling Silver ring, Size 12 3/4. The Chrysoprase 14x23 mm.

This ring has been sold.
        $290.00         #381
Chrysoprase Jewelry
Another nice ring featuring a Chrysoprase cabachon which measures 11x17 mm. The Chrysoprase is of excellent light color. The ring size is 10. This would be a nice ring as a gift for either a gentleman or a lady.

        $275.00         #338
Chrysoprase Jewelry
A very nice piece of Chrysoprase set in a Sterling Silver ring, size 8. The Chrysoprase cabachon measures 18x20 mm.
        $285.00         #339
Chrysoprase Jewelry
Another exceptional piece of Chrysoprase set in a Sterling Silver ring. The stone is a clear, limpid green, the ring is a size 9 1/2 and the Chrysoprase measures 12x22 mm. This is a very pretty piece.
        $285.00         #343
Chrysoprase Jewelry
An exceptional piece of Chrysoprase set in a Sterling Silver Pendant. This is a rather large piece, 58 mm., 2 1/4 in. high. The Chrysoprase measures 14x20 mm.
        $325.00         #296
Chrysoprase Jewelry

Chrysoprase and Sterling Silver ring. This is a nice heavy ring for the person who likes the feel of a more solid ring. It is a size 10 3/4 and the stone measures 19x25 mm.
        $285.00         #294

A pair of dangle clip earrings. They are of sterling silver set with a matched pair of exceptional chrysoprase cabachons and a pair of Burmese moonstones.
        $275.00         #297
Chrysoprase Jewelry

This is an exceptional butterfly bracelet of Chrysoprase and Opal from the mines at Coober Pedy, South Australia. The chrysoprase is of very good color and measures 18x25 mm. The opal is white, has nice fire, and measures 10x15 mm.
        $625.00         #295
Chrysoprase Butterfly Jewelry

A ring of Chrysoprase and Sterling Silver. Classic style, size 9 1/4. The stone is a full-bodied green and is 15x24 mm.
        $285.00         #293

A Sterling Silver and Chrysoprase ring. The size is 10. The stone is another full-bodied green of very nice color and measures 16x20 mm. This would be a nice ring for either a man or a woman.
        $285.00         #292


To discuss a piece, or for more information, call us at 505 286-4156.
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Every piece custom crafted by hand featuring selected gemstones and Sterling silver.
Every piece bears the maker's mark.





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