DIOPTASE CRYSTAL 925 STERLING SILVER JEWELLERY
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The color of Dioptase is lovely emerald green. Even though this mineral is not uncommon, gems are rarely faceted due to a scarcity of clean material over 1 carat. Micro-crystals of dioptases are common. Larger crystals are available, but they rarely have vast clear zones, therefore faceted gems rarely exceed 1 or 2 carats. Faceting these diamonds might be difficult due to their perfect cleavage. Lapidaries, on the other hand, may carve large cabochons from translucent dioptase masses. Dioptases are common in mineral collections because of their stunning green colors and doubly terminated, prismatic crystal forms. They also produce freeform and raw jewellery stones, which are very popular.
Origin: Ain Ghazal. Color: Rich emerald green, blueish green. Clarity: Translucent to transparent. Cut: Cabochon. Treatment: Untreated 100% Genuine Gemstone