Chrysoprase

Nature and Chrysoprase have a very strong connection. By tapping into and attuning to nature’s frequencies, one may soon feel a more compassionate and aware side come out. This is due in part to the amount of life force energy coming out of all life surrounding you.

Chrysoprase has metaphysical properties for healing as well as being a stone to attract new love, abundance and prosperity. It promotes joy and happiness and brings through the vibration of Divine Truth, while helping to heal the heart of the energy of depression and anxiety.

Global Mining Sites

Chrysoprase can be found all around the world and in countries such as Madagascar, Tanzania, India, Russia, Brazil, USA, Poland, and Australia. The highest quality stones on the market are coming out of mines in Queensland, Australia (hence the “Australian Jade” nickname).

History

This crystal was first found in 1844 by J.D. Dana. The meaning of Chrysoprase comes from two words, ‘chrys’ being the Greek for ‘gold or yellow’ and ‘prase’ from the Greek for ‘leek’, referring to the green colouring of it.

In ancient times, Chrysoprase was often referred to as “the Stone of Venus”. It was commonly worn as jewellery or used as a carving and sculpting material due to its raw beauty. A common tale is that this stone was even Alexander the Great’s favourite gemstone.

Appearance

Chrysoprase, also known as Australian Jade, is a green variety of Chalcedony that contains minor traces of Nickel. It’s structure is cryptocrystalline, which basically means this stone is made up of a large amount of tiny crystals too small for the human eye to even see!

Chrysoprase may be quite different to each other, and may be bright green through to a pale yellowish green. These days, the apple green crystals are the most common variety and the lighter Citron are getting easier to obtain.

Which Crystals to Pair with?

Since it is so tightly linked to the heart chakra, chrysoprase can be combined with other chakra energy stones for a highly positive effect.

If you want to improve your intimate relationship with your partner then combine chrysoprase with a stone that rules the sacral chakra, the chakra of sexual and primal emotional energy.

If you feel that you are struggling to communicate your needs in a relationship, you can pair it with a stone that is associated with the throat chakra, which rules communication.

Beyond using chrysoprase in the context of chakra healing, it has a very positive healing energy that can be combined with stones that banish negativity, such as Smoky Quartz.

Healing Properties

Associations

Zodiacs:   Taurus, Cancer, Gemini, Libra
Planet:   Venus
Element:   Water

Physical Characteristics

Hardness:   6.5 – 7
Mineral Species:   Quartz (Chalcedony)
Chemical Formula:   Silicon Dixoide (SiO2)
Lustre:   Vitreous to Waxy

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