A variety of Chalcedony, this viridescent beauty is a cryptocrystalline, meaning it is composed of extremely fine crystals. Chrysoprase gets its green tone from trace amounts of nickel.
Chrysoprase has been around for thousands and thousands of years and has been favored by early society during the Greek, Roman, and Egyptian era.
Brazil, Tanzania, Germany, Poland, Russia, Arizona, and California
It is believed that Chrysoprase got its name by combining the Greek words chrysos and prasinon which means, ‘gold’ and ‘leek,’ with the colour being associated to that of the vegetable.
The stone displays such an appealing apple green brilliance and waxy vitreous luster, making it a desirable item for any crystal enthusiast.
For the ancient Greeks, chrysoprase was known as “the stone of Venus.” In fact, it was said that at the peak of his reign, Alexander the Great favored this gemstone among the other prized crystals because he believed that the stone possesses magical powers which gave him strength and vigor.
Eliminate negative energies such as selfishness, carelessness, and distress
Instills feelings of joy, adaptability, progress, versatility, creativity, and a sense of adventure
Wards off evil and malicious entities
Stimulate and increases the chances of fertility
May improve eyesight, regulate blood flow, and relieve rheumatic pain