A beautiful green and powerful stone, Chrysoprase 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.
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.
The benefits of Chrysoprase include:
Chrysoprase is considered great in treating the sleeping disorders, like insomnia. It is a believed to be 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.
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.
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.
The yellowish green Chrysoprase is said to heal and balance the solar plexus chakra. The solar plexus chakra is the emotional centre 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.
Some facts about Chrysoprase
On the Moh’s scale of hardness, Chrysoprase measures approximately in between 6 to 7. The clarity of Chrysoprase ranges from translucent to almost opaque.
Chrysoprase is a healing stone that is a harbinger of hope and positivity. Its energies touch the heart and the soul.
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.