We are lucky enough to have some chrysoprase rough that The Beard's dad mined back in the 80s, when him and his family first arrived to Australia from Poland.
It's hard to imagine the change from northern Europe during that time period, to working in the Australian desert mining gemstone!
The chrysoprase rough is magical. The matrix is stunning, making them look like emerald seas meeting rugged coastlines.
The Beard has worked some truly exceptional cabochons from the material, which I am lucky enough to have been able to set.
These are big rings, that really make a statement.
The chrysoprase in this Four Spirit Shield ring has a luminescent quality.
This Chrysoprase Mi Familia ring is truly amazing!
Chrysoprase is a cryptocrystalline silica which owes its green colour to small quantities of nickel. It is one of the most highly prized gemstones of its group.
From time to time there are some chrysoprase pieces in the shop which you can view here.