Antique chrysoprase sleepers earrings made of yellow and white 18 karats gold. Two round Chrysoprases of 0,50 carat, set on a white structure with prongs, crowned by 2 white stones. Earrings from the beginning of the 20th Century on which stones must have been changed later.
Chrysoprase is a green monocrystallized chalcedony whose name evokes its color: from the Greek “krhusos” meaning “gold” and “prasinos” meaning light green color “leek”. This natural stone owes its green / yellow color to nickel and more intense green to chrome. Chalcedony is often tinted by humans to achieve a more sustained and intense green to mimic natural stone.
Note: rear tie-down system, perched ears.
Weight: 4,51 gr