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Chrysoprase :

Description :   

It is generally “apple green” in color, although it may also show undertones of yellow. These colors depend largely on the nickel content present in the mineral.

Early Greek sailors wore amulets of chrysoprase to prevent drowning.

Ancient historians believe that chrysoprase could improve their eyesight. 

Because of its high alkalinity, chrysoprase was once used for medicinal purposes. 

Ancient cultures believed that a chrysoprase could make one disappear if swallowed. This made the gem a popular one among prisoners & their families.

Where Found :

Most Chrysoprase seen in the retail market today originates in Australia. Other sources include Brazil, India, Africa, the former Russia & the United States.

Geological Properties :

Silicate, chalcedony, microcrystalline quartz group
 Chemical  Composition SiO2
 Color Pale lemon yellow to pale green
 Hardness 6 ˝ - 7
 Specific Gravity 2.58-2.64
 Refractive Index 1.530-1.539

Chrysoprase is very powerful stone with multiple uses, all of them very desirable and beneficial.

Many people have worn it through the ages to manifest prosperity, abundance and bring business success. It is also a stone traditionally used to bring happiness to the wearer as it is thought to dispel negative thoughts, calm anger and sooth irritability.  It is also called the stone of Courage, for it is reputed to bring the awareness of ones inner convictions and the courage to follow through with them to the wearer. It is said to  enhance and strengthen friendships. Chrysoprase is a stone used to balance and equalize the male/female, yin/yang energies and allow one to reach deep meditative states. It is used in crystal healing for eye problems and immune systems problems. Chrysoprase is related to the heart chakra, which it activates, opens and energizes and aids in releasing stress and healing 'heartbreak.' It is also used to align the chakras.


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