Anthony Garcia Sugilite and Chrysoprase Ranger Buckle
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Chrysoprase, mined in Australia is a highly valued variety of chalcedony. It is found in nickel bearing deposits which gives it a translucent yellow to green color. Natural specimens show striations creating variations in color. Being crystalline, it is very hard and difficult to use in jewelry, yet very rare and valuable. Sugilite is a silicate mineral found in manganese deposits located in the north cape province of South Africa. It is notable for its deep purple colors, a rarity on today’s market as well. Anthony has taken these rare specimens, cut them into cabochons and expertly inlaid them to create this fine ranger buckle set. The highly polished sleek and elegant silver borders are the perfect compliment to the stone. His mastery of the lapidary arts and willingness to use rarely seen gems makes this a highly collectible one of a kind piece.
Buckle Size: 2-3/4 in. x 1-3/4 in. (at widest points) Hinge Size: 1 in. Keeper Size: 1-3/8 in. wide x 3/8 in. long x 3/4 in. deep Tip Size: 1 -1/2 in. x 1 in.
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