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 :
seen in the retail market today originates in Australia. Other sources
include Brazil, India, Africa, the former Russia & the United States.
microcrystalline quartz group
| Chemical Composition
||Pale lemon yellow to
||6 ˝ - 7
| Specific Gravity
| Refractive Index
is very powerful stone with multiple uses, all of them very desirable
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.