Chrysoprase and Nacozari Turquoise Pendant
Chrysoprase and nacozari turquoise and 925 Sterling Silver pendant from seasoned lapidary artist Vaughn Nagel.
*chain sold separately
Unlike emerald which owes its green color to the presence of chromium, the color of chrysoprase is due to trace amounts of nickel compounds in the form of very small inclusions. Chrysoprase results from the deep weathering or lateritization of nickeliferous serpentinites or other ultramafic ophiolite rocks.