Buy Prase Opal rough direct from miners for cutting and polishing.It is an electric-green type of opal with trace amounts of Nickel minerals. It is quite similar with the colour of chrysoprase or jade.
The rough is available in chunky rock pieces so they cut and make good cabochons
Production is small and not easy t o find and the colour is natural green and is good for faceting ,carving or cabochon stones
Prase is generally more translucent and gemmy than chrysoprase but most cutters have never tried this unique stone.
It can be discovered in the same places, but the two can be identified with their differences in terms of refractive manifestation and its specific magnitude. Prase is also referred as African Jade because of its attractive green colour,.
Parcel lots are ideal for matching sets of earrings or ring and pendant and sold as jade more than prase opal
Tanzania has mined chrysoprase and Prase for over 20 years a s both come from the same mine but only limited amounts prase is found
So if you get chance ,buy some rough and finish the stone or carving and call it Prase opal
Always wear protective mask and safety glasses when cutting opal