Art Nouveau Chrysoprase Cuff Links
These European Art Nouveau 18K gold chrysoprase or green chalcedony cuff links date from c. 1900. They are designed as double oval links, each set with a sugar loaf chrysoprase cabochon within a polished, chased and engraved surround of interlocking scrolls and beads against a matte finish, joined by bar links. These unique, beautifully-crafted cuff links in rich green and gold are a subtle and artful sleeve adornment.
- Product Details
- Curator's Notes
Item #: CS-16420
Size: 0.75" length, 0.50" width
Materials: 4 sugarloaf Chrysoprase cabochons; 18K Gold
Signed: European control marks
Chrysoprase is a scarce, translucent form of chalcedony, or microcrystalline quartz. Its name derives from the Greek for "golden leek". Trace quantities of nickel silicate, nickel oxide, and free nickel ions dispersed within the chalcedony are believed to contribute to the luminous green color.