Antique 18K Gold Chrysoprase 9 Ct. Cufflinks - For Sale

Antique 18K Gold Chrysoprase 9 Ct. Cufflinks
Price: $700.00
Beautiful pair of antique mint condition 18K gold cufflinks set with 4 of the finest gem quality Chrysoprase money can buy. The Chrysoprase are cabochon cut and polished averaging 9 carats each. The Chrysoprase measure 1 3/5 inches long by 1/2 inch wide. Weight 13.1 grams. The Chrysoprase, like the Agate, is a variety of quartz and takes its name from two Greek words meaning "golden leek," in reference to its colour, which varies from an opaque yellowish green to a very light dirty white-green. The colour has a tendency to fade from long exposure to the light and sun, but can be restored if the stone is dipped in a solution of nitrate of nickel. The finest specimens come from Silesia, and when the stone was in demand it used to be customary to close the mines for every two years out of three. According the Albertus Magnus, a Chrysoprase fomed the Amulet of Alexander the Great, and Chrysoprase was much used by the ancient Greeks and Romans for signet rings and cameos; and also by the Egyptians, who set it with lapis lazuli. The virtues attributed to the Chrysoprase were that it imparted cheerfulness, making the heart glad by removng uneasiness, protecting its wearers from evil dreams and the assaults of demons. It also bestowed all kinds of blessings on its owner, giving assiduity in good works, and taking away all greedy and covetous desires, bringing success in new enterprises, and true and faithful friends: and it was also worn as an Amulet against rheumatism and gout. The Agates and Chrysoprase stones will not, however, be fortunate for those born during the time that the Sun occupies the Houses of Virgo and Pisces. Guaranteed to please the most particular jewelry collector or connoisseur. (Item #70879)

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