Gem silica is the trade name for this material- Hard and clear chalcedony base with inclusions of chrysocolla (blue) and malachite (green).
The slab this cab was cut from kinda had the look already, and I couldn't unsee the claw! Had to go for it. Shaped and polished to feature the void of the botroydal growth around the claw center.
Availabe as a loose cab, or i can craft it into something for you. Either way, should make up an interesting project!
Approximate size- 35.5 x 21 x 4.5 mm, 23 carats
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