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Chrysoprase, Mixed Round, Oval, Rectangle, Marlborough, Queensland, Australia, #cab5
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Stone : Chrysoprase
Item : #cab5
Design : Mixed Round, Oval, Rectangle, Square
Origin : Marlborough, Queensland, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : Mixed
Clarity : Translucent Opaque
Price : 40 per carat

Comments : Here are some very beautiful cabochons of chrysoprase. They are available in different shapes, namely round, oval, rectangle and square. They are highly polished and are all a fine green colour. The following cabs are available :

SQUARE 10MM QTY:3 SOLD
RECTANGLE 10x12MM SOLD
RECTANGLE 10x14MM SOLD
OVAL 8x10MM SOLD
OVAL 9x11MM QTY:2
OVAL 10x12MM QTY:21
ROUND 8MM QTY:1
ROUND 9MM QTY:3
ROUND 11MM QTY:1
ROUND 12MM QTY:3
TRIANGLE 8MM QTY:1
TRIANGLE 10MM SOLD

Chrysoprase, Mixed Round, Oval, Rectangle, Marlborough, Queensland, Australia, #cab5
Chrysoprase, Mixed Round, Oval, Rectangle, Marlborough, Queensland, Australia, #cab5
Chrysoprase, Mixed Round, Oval, Rectangle, Marlborough, Queensland, Australia, #cab5
Chrysoprase, Mixed Round, Oval, Rectangle, Marlborough, Queensland, Australia, #cab5
Chrysoprase, Mixed Round, Oval, Rectangle, Marlborough, Queensland, Australia, #cab5
Chrysoprase, Mixed Round, Oval, Rectangle, Marlborough, Queensland, Australia, #cab5
Chrysoprase, Mixed Round, Oval, Rectangle, Marlborough, Queensland, Australia, #cab5
Chrysoprase, Mixed Round, Oval, Rectangle, Marlborough, Queensland, Australia, #cab5
Chrysoprase, Mixed Round, Oval, Rectangle, Marlborough, Queensland, Australia, #cab5

 

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Chrysoprase, Emerald Cut, Marlborough, Queensland, Australia, #720
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Stone : Chrysoprase
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2014
Item : #720
Design : Emerald Cut
Origin : Marlborough, Queensland, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 8.9 Carats
Clarity : Translucent
Size : 10x17x6.3mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : When faceted, chrysoprase is absolutely stunning and makes for a very unusual gemstone as it is normally only seen cabbed. Thinking a little bit outside of the box can have wonderful results.

Chrysoprase, Emerald Cut, Marlborough, Queensland, Australia, #720
Chrysoprase, Emerald Cut, Marlborough, Queensland, Australia, #720
Chrysoprase, Emerald Cut, Marlborough, Queensland, Australia, #720

 

Chrysoprase, Carving of Cat and Mice - I love the whole appeal of the piece, the way the cat is crouched down and stalking the five mice who are trying to steal nibbles from a piece of chocloate that has fallen on the grass. You can just feel that the cat is about to pounce, ears bent forward, eyes keen and a hungry grin. The mice tentatively sniff the air and look around for any danger. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems

Stone : Chrysoprase
Carved : Chanthaburi, Thailand
Item : #carving1
Design : Carving of Cat and Mice
Origin : Tanzania
Treatments : None
Size : 140 x 90 x 50 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : When I first saw this carving is was a case of WOW!!! I couldn't believe the detail and life-like nature of the cat and mice. This was carved by a true craftman who has a great imagination and superb skill. I love the whole appeal of the piece, the way the cat is crouched down and stalking the five mice who are trying to steal nibbles from a piece of chocloate that has fallen on the grass. Everything about this carving is so life-like. You can just feel that the cat is about to pounce, ears bent forward, eyes keen and a hungry grin. The mice tentatively sniff the air and look around for any danger.

This carving is from one solid piece of beautiful green chrysoprase. The chocolate is actually worked from some of the matrix rock that was attached to the chrysoprase and is testament to the imagination of the carver that he left it there and worked it into the setting... indeed its like everything revolves around the piece of chocolate (bit like real life isn't it). The detail is simply the best I've come across. There are alot of cheap rough looking carvings out there that are very elementary and look like they have been done by an amateur. This carving is a very different story and is at the top end of the scale. The detail in the creatures is astounding and you can just feel the texture of the fur. The muscles in the cat's body are so real and the mice are very mouse-like indeed... I especially like their ears. The way the carver has worked the blades of grass in layers is amazing as well.

This is one very unique and special piece.


Chrysoprase, Carving of Cat and Mice - I love the whole appeal of the piece, the way the cat is crouched down and stalking the five mice who are trying to steal nibbles from a piece of chocloate that has fallen on the grass. You can just feel that the cat is about to pounce, ears bent forward, eyes keen and a hungry grin. The mice tentatively sniff the air and look around for any danger. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems
Chrysoprase, Carving of Cat and Mice - I love the whole appeal of the piece, the way the cat is crouched down and stalking the five mice who are trying to steal nibbles from a piece of chocloate that has fallen on the grass. You can just feel that the cat is about to pounce, ears bent forward, eyes keen and a hungry grin. The mice tentatively sniff the air and look around for any danger. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems
Chrysoprase, Carving of Cat and Mice - I love the whole appeal of the piece, the way the cat is crouched down and stalking the five mice who are trying to steal nibbles from a piece of chocloate that has fallen on the grass. You can just feel that the cat is about to pounce, ears bent forward, eyes keen and a hungry grin. The mice tentatively sniff the air and look around for any danger. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems
Chrysoprase, Carving of Cat and Mice - I love the whole appeal of the piece, the way the cat is crouched down and stalking the five mice who are trying to steal nibbles from a piece of chocloate that has fallen on the grass. You can just feel that the cat is about to pounce, ears bent forward, eyes keen and a hungry grin. The mice tentatively sniff the air and look around for any danger. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems
Chrysoprase, Carving of Cat and Mice - I love the whole appeal of the piece, the way the cat is crouched down and stalking the five mice who are trying to steal nibbles from a piece of chocloate that has fallen on the grass. You can just feel that the cat is about to pounce, ears bent forward, eyes keen and a hungry grin. The mice tentatively sniff the air and look around for any danger. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems
Chrysoprase, Carving of Cat and Mice - I love the whole appeal of the piece, the way the cat is crouched down and stalking the five mice who are trying to steal nibbles from a piece of chocloate that has fallen on the grass. You can just feel that the cat is about to pounce, ears bent forward, eyes keen and a hungry grin. The mice tentatively sniff the air and look around for any danger. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems
Chrysoprase, Carving of Cat and Mice - I love the whole appeal of the piece, the way the cat is crouched down and stalking the five mice who are trying to steal nibbles from a piece of chocloate that has fallen on the grass. You can just feel that the cat is about to pounce, ears bent forward, eyes keen and a hungry grin. The mice tentatively sniff the air and look around for any danger. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems
Chrysoprase, Carving of Cat and Mice - I love the whole appeal of the piece, the way the cat is crouched down and stalking the five mice who are trying to steal nibbles from a piece of chocloate that has fallen on the grass. You can just feel that the cat is about to pounce, ears bent forward, eyes keen and a hungry grin. The mice tentatively sniff the air and look around for any danger. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems
Chrysoprase, Carving of Cat and Mice - I love the whole appeal of the piece, the way the cat is crouched down and stalking the five mice who are trying to steal nibbles from a piece of chocloate that has fallen on the grass. You can just feel that the cat is about to pounce, ears bent forward, eyes keen and a hungry grin. The mice tentatively sniff the air and look around for any danger. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems
Chrysoprase, Carving of Cat and Mice - I love the whole appeal of the piece, the way the cat is crouched down and stalking the five mice who are trying to steal nibbles from a piece of chocloate that has fallen on the grass. You can just feel that the cat is about to pounce, ears bent forward, eyes keen and a hungry grin. The mice tentatively sniff the air and look around for any danger. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems
Chrysoprase, Carving of Cat and Mice - I love the whole appeal of the piece, the way the cat is crouched down and stalking the five mice who are trying to steal nibbles from a piece of chocloate that has fallen on the grass. You can just feel that the cat is about to pounce, ears bent forward, eyes keen and a hungry grin. The mice tentatively sniff the air and look around for any danger. Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems

 

Chrysoprase, Cabochon, Marlborough, Queensland, Australia, #cab2

Stone : Chrysoprase In Sterling Silver Pendent Setting
Cut By : Australian Cutter
Item : #cab2
Design : Cabochon
Origin : Marlborough, Queensland, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 23 carats (includes the setting)
Clarity : Eye Clean, Translucent
Size : 15 x 12 x 5 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : This is a very fine piece of chrysoprase that has been cabbed in a freeform and set in a sterling silver pendent. The quality of the cabbing is first class and has been professionally done. The polish is superb.

Chrysoprase, Cabochon, Marlborough, Queensland, Australia, #cab2
Chrysoprase, Cabochon, Marlborough, Queensland, Australia, #cab2
Chrysoprase, Cabochon, Marlborough, Queensland, Australia, #cab2
Chrysoprase, Cabochon, Marlborough, Queensland, Australia, #cab2
Chrysoprase, Cabochon, Marlborough, Queensland, Australia, #cab2
Chrysoprase, Cabochon, Marlborough, Queensland, Australia, #cab2

 

Chrysoprase, Emerald Step Cut, #170

Stone : Chrysoprase
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2009
Item : #170
Design : Emerald Step Cut
Origin : Marlborough, Queensland, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 4.35 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean, Translucent
Size : 11 x 9 x 6 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : The chrysoprase that comes from Marlborough is considered to be some of the best in the world. The green is about as apple as you can get and is unlike any other stone. It is wonderfully translucent and glows with a soft inner light. Generally you only see this sort of material cabbed which is a shame because when it is facetted properly its entire personality changes and becomes truely something unique.

SEE THE ORIGINAL ROUGH STONE HERE.

Chalcedony, Emerald Step Cut, #170
Chalcedony, Emerald Step Cut, #170
Chalcedony, Emerald Step Cut, #170
Chalcedony, Emerald Step Cut, #170
Chalcedony, Emerald Step Cut, #170

 

Chrysoprase, Cabochon, Marlborough, Queensland, Australia, #cab1

Stone : Chrysoprase
Cut By : Australian Cutter
Item : #cab1
Design : Cabochon
Origin : Marlborough, Queensland, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 5.5 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean, Translucent
Size : 14 x 10 x 4 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : This is an especially fine quality oval cabochon of chrysoprase. This material comes from Marlborough and the colour and translucency of this gem is devine. I've said it is eye clean however on the underneath there are several small discolourations... these do not detract from the appearance of this gem at all and they are not visible from the top. I'm not really sure how I would describe this colour, sort of a pastal minty green with a dollop of cream mixed in. The quality of the cabbing is first class and has been professionally done. The polish is superb. A very very beautiful stone!

Chrysoprase, Cabochon, Marlborough, Queensland, Australia, #cab1
Chrysoprase, Cabochon, Marlborough, Queensland, Australia, #cab1
Chrysoprase, Cabochon, Marlborough, Queensland, Australia, #cab1
Chrysoprase, Cabochon, Marlborough, Queensland, Australia, #cab1
Chrysoprase, Cabochon, Marlborough, Queensland, Australia, #cab1
Chrysoprase, Cabochon, Marlborough, Queensland, Australia, #cab1
Chrysoprase, Cabochon, Marlborough, Queensland, Australia, #cab1

 

 

 

 

 

 

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