Unique Birthstone Jewelry
Chrysoprase is one of the Star Signs for Gemini (May 22-Jun.
21) and the Ancient Russian birthstone for December. See other
Chrysoprase is the apple green form of chalcedony
with a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale. The rarest of the
chalcedony group, it is found in Australia, Brazil, the Ural
Mountains, and the U.S. The green color is due to the nickel
content and it is sometimes called Australian Jade because
the green color resembles some jades.
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Healing properties of chrysoprase: said to increase fertility
and compassion, to soothe heartache and loneliness, to promote
emotional balance, inner peace and reduce depression.
Early legends say that thieves used chrysoprase to help them
become invisible. A stone known from early times, Chrysoprase
was a favorite of Alexander the Great.