Chrysoprase collier de chien with very high quality chrysoprase 30 x 40 mm oval cabochon. Beads on chain are 6mm chrysoprase interspersed with pearl-colored seed beads. Beads around cabochon are mint-green crystal. Black polyester fiber throughout. Black hook-and-eye clasp with crystal extender chain. Cabochon is attached to beads so you can slide it to where you want it.
Chrysoprase is a much sought-after gem for its lovely mint-green color, and it is one of the rarest and most valuable chalcedony quartz gemstones. Chrysoprase color can range from light green to deep green, but once the green is too deep, it becomes "prase," which is not desirable. Minty, translucent colors are most in demand, which is what you see in this collar necklace. Beware of dyed green agate, which is sometimes falsely identified as chrysoprase. Once you see the real thing, however, you will be able to instantly tell the difference.
Necklace length: 16 inches, adjustable to 18 inches with extender chain.