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Chrysoprase Facts, Myths and Lore

 

Chrysoprase is an opalescent apple green colored variety of chalcedony (quartz). It is found in Australia, Brazil, the Ural Mountains, and the U.S. and is the rarest of the chalcedony group.  Chrysoprase was used by the Greeks, Romans, and the Egyptians in jewelry and other ornamental objects and because of its semi-opaque green color, it is often mistaken for Imperial jadeite.  One of the most valuable chalcedony gem stones, it is prized for it color and rarity, it is a 7 on the Mohs' scale.

 
Folklore:

Gentle, soothing, friendly, spiritual protection, prevents depression, increases grace and equilibrium.

Chrysoprase Jewelry and Cabochons

Jewelry made with chrysoprase.  A selection of free form cabochons and rough available for custom designed jewelry.

 

hand cut chrysoprase cabochon

chrysoprase rough

chrysoprase rough
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