This rare Mohave Verde Antique (a/k/a Verde Antique Marble) nicely domed cabochon has a gentle green color with thin spider-webbed lines of silver/black hematite. Truly a unique stone which will make a beautiful one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry (or collector cab).
Mohave Verde Antique Designer Cut Cabochon
40.7 x 27.3 x 8mm
I cut this cab by hand and it's been highly polished both front and back with slightly rounded bottom edges for easy setting.
Note that all my photos were taken using full spectrum lighting, which does fairly well in replicating natural sunlight. However, almost all cut stones will look best and brightest in direct sunlight.
Mohave Verde-Antique, found in Arizona and California, is a unique blend of three types of Serpentine that has been highly silicated and brecciated with the voids interlaced with specular hematite which occasionally will show small areas of native silver interspersed through it. Essentially, to be very specific, it’s “Brecciated & Silicated Antigorite/Lizardite/Williamsite w/Specular Hematite; Quartz & Trace Native Silver” and has been given the name Mohave Verde Antique. The California material is also referred to as Verde Antique Marble and, in my experience, often shows more areas of white quartz.
Jewelry Items Shipped USPS Priority Service with Insurance and Cabochons are Shipped via USPS. Most of the Cabochons offer a choice of shipping options (e.g., First Class or Priority). If you would like to receive your item with special shipping (such as one day service or registered, etc., please message me before purchase and I will let you know the charges). Items are generally shipped out within 3-4 days of purchase, though I try to do it within 24 hours whenever possible.
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