Chrysoprase - Color, Facts, Power, Mythology, History and Myths

Chrysoprase Last updated : February 21, 2020 2:38 PM

A beautiful green and powerful stone, A person who wear Chrysoprase silver jewelry is said to bring fortune and prosperity in the house. Chrysoprase is the stone of spring and is also sometimes honoured as the “Mother of Jade”.

The name Chrysoprase is assumed to have been derived from the Greek word “chrysos”, which means ‘gold’ and prason, which means ‘bloom’. According to a belief, Greeks have bestowed Chrysoprase this name because of the presence of the golden droplets and speckles that are observable in the stone.

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Where is Chrysoprase found?

The best-known sources where Chrysoprase can be found are Queensland, Germany, Poland, Arizona, Russia, Western Australia, California, and Brazil. However, the world’s biggest deposit of Chrysoprase and Nickel silicate is in Lower Silesia, Poland.

Healing Properties

The benefits of Chrysoprase include:

  • Physical Healer

Chrysoprase is considered great in treating sleeping disorders, like insomnia. It is a believed to be a powerful healing stone that can aid weakening of eyesight or other eye-related problems, enhances immunity, cures fertility issues, gout, reduces fever, heals mental illness, and releases excessive body heat. Moreover, Chrysoprase is also said to safeguard against STD’s or sexually transmitted diseases.

  • Emotional Healer

This amazing green stone facilitates hope, courage, expressiveness, and ability to use the inner qualities wisely. Chrysoprase is said to bring happiness to the life of the wearer and helps him/her to get rid of the negative thoughts and emotions so that the sense of enthusiasm to carry out the work never dies. It is also good for strengthening friendship. Chrysoprase is the stone that can balance yin and yang energies of the body, and also lets one meditate deeply. It also saves one from going into depression due to inferiority complex.

  • Spiritual Healer

Chrysoprase is said to connect the mind and soul of the wearer with the divinity while meditation. The soothing green color of this stone enhances spirituality and gives one the feeling of peace and composure. It induces compassion and feeling of forgiveness in oneself as well as disallows the feeling of emotional disturbances.

  • Heals and Balances Chakra

The yellowish-green Chrysoprase is said to heal and balance the solar plexus chakra. The solar plexus chakra is the emotional center of the body, which aids digestion and looks after our stomach, lower back, digestive system, abdomen, spleen, liver, gallbladder, and nervous system.

Chrysoprase is also linked with the heart chakra by unblocking which it open new dimensions to relationships by encouraging harmony. The heart chakra is about absolute love, acceptance, connection, change, and powerful healing.  It balances and acts as a bridge between the upper and lower chakras.

Chrysoprase Facts

Some facts about Chrysoprase

  • Chrysoprase is the birthstone of people who are born in May.
  • To prevent the wonderful green apple color of this stone from fading, keep it away from direct sunlight.
  • Alexander the great used to wear Chrysoprase on his belt during wars.

Metaphysical Properties

On the Moh’s scale of hardness, Chrysoprase measures approximately 6 to 7. The clarity of Chrysoprase ranges from translucent to almost opaque.

Chrysoprase at a Glance

Cleavage NA
Other Names NA
Crystal Habit Microcrystalline aggregates
Streak White
Refractive Index 1.535-1.539
Diaphaneity Semitransparent - Translucent
Moh's scale (hardness) 6.5 to 7
Sources Queensland, Germany, Poland, Arizona, Russia, Western Australia, California, Brazil, Poland
Chemical formula SiO2
Lustre Vitreous
Color Light To Medium Dark Yellowish Green, Apple Green
Chakra Healing Solar plexus chakra, Heart chakra
Birthstone May
Zodiac Libra

Chrysoprase Color

Chrysoprase is a cryptocrystalline form of silica, which contains a handful quantity of nickel that gives Chrysoprase its amazing apple green color. The cryptocrystalline texture of Chrysoprase means that it is made up of extremely fine crystals, which cannot be seen as separate particles with normal magnification.  Other green stones, like emerald, have got its color from Chromium, but the presence of nickel for green color in Chrysoprase differ it from other green gemstones.

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Chrysoprase comes in single color only and is well composed of all types of healing properties. It is best for the one who has his birth date in the month of May. So, “May” beings shall opt for this gemstone it will prove to be beneficial for them.
Reply on 8/11/14
Yeah Adel… you are right. May born people may try the powers of this talisman. Other beings may consult their astrologer if they are interested in trying the same gem piece. Adel our website contains the information of all the possible gemstones. You may go through them.
Reply on 20/11/14
I have read that this gemstone is a powerful healer which aids various health issues like reduces fever, mental illness and cures the fertility issues. I was wondering that I should get it as I think it will be beneficial for me. Suggest please should I go for it?
Reply on 29/11/14
If you find it beneficial for you then you should go for it. Moreover, if there is a confusion in your mind then ask for an advice from your astrologer.
Reply on 13/1/15
Your answer was just what I neddee. It's made my day!
Reply on 29/12/14
Jack Parker
chrysoprase is good for Solar Plexus heals and balances this helps in treating digestive issues and look after various organs like liver, spleen, stomach, nervous system etc.
Reply on 11/4/15
yeah Jill, I have also gone through the information provided by Jewelexi, it seems to be more apt and unique, I want to thank Jewelexi for sharing their a part of their hard-work..Thanks..
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Reply on 12/6/15
Chrysoprase stone is excellent for relaxation and promoting a peaceful night's sleep, reducing claustrophobia and preventing nightmares.
Reply on 4/7/15
I have a problem, i cannot forgive people i mean i just can't tolerate shit of people because i never forget who did wrong to me.
Reply on 28/12/15
Chrysoprase is a good healer of internal and mental disabilities.. it enhance the power of inner soul to express and give courage to person's heart to deal with hard stuff in life.. I had faced many bad times in my life but the courage i got from this stone is just commendable.. i'm glad to wear this beautiful stone with many good benefits
Reply on 22/1/16
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Reply on 10/7/19
This stone is just fabulous!!
Reply on 8/9/19
Oh my god, what an amazing gemstone I just love to wear it.
Reply on 24/10/19
I had to go through the chrysoprase healing properties and it seems to be beneficial for me.
Reply on 12/12/19
Awesome! What a beautiful collection you guys have.
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