A stone of hope and truth, the positive energies of vivid apple green chrysoprase are believed to open up your heart and mind to welcome new love, joy and prosperity into your life!
How and where chrysoprase is formed
Chrysoprase is a type of chalcedony, which is a variety of quartz. It's striking apple green colour is due to the presence of trace amounts of nickel during formation. It is most commonly sourced in the United States, Russia, Brazil, Australia, Poland and Tanzania.
Chrysoprase throughout historyThe name chrysoprase is believed to be derived from the Greek words chrysos meaning gold, and prasinon meaning green. In antiquity chrysoprase represented the divine love of truth and was assigned to the Goddess Venus. It was used by the Greeks, Roman and Egyptians to make jewellery, seals, signets and other ornamental items because of its beautiful green colour. Legend has it that Alexander the Great would wear a piece of chrysoprase on his belt to help him win battles during his quest for world domination!
Chrysoprase meanings, properties and energies
Chrysoprase is believed to attract new love, joy, happiness and prosperity into your life. Its calming and positive energies are said to encourage growth and openness to new situations, and help you to align your ideals with your behaviour. Excellent for stimulating your creative side, chrysoprase is also thought to draw out your innate gifts and talents.
This delightful apple green crystal is believed to open, activate and energise the heart and sacral chakras, bringing universal energy and a sense of being a part of the divine whole. It is said to give hope and personal insights and a feeling of emotional security, while stimulating compassion, forgiveness and self-acceptance.
A birthstone for May, chrysoprase is a lovely alternative to the more traditional stone for May birthdays, the emerald.
Caring for your chrysoprase crystals
Chrysoprase can be cleaned with warm soapy water and a soft cloth. Be sure to store it safely away from sunlight and heat as prolonged exposure may cause fading.