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

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.

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 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.

  • 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 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.

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 in between 6 to 7. The clarity of Chrysoprase ranges from translucent to almost opaque.

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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.

Chrysoprase Colors

  • Cleavage
  • Other Names
  • Crystal HabitMicrocrystalline aggregates
  • StreakWhite
  • Refractive Index1.535-1.539
  • DiaphaneitySemitransparent - Translucent
  • Mohs scale (hardness)6.5 to 7
  • SourcesQueensland, Germany, Poland, Arizona, Russia, Western Australia, California, Brazil, Poland
  • Chemical formulaSiO2
  • LustreVitreous
  • ColorLight To Medium Dark Yellowish Green, Apple Green
  • Chakra HealingSolar Plexus Chakra,Heart chakra
  • BirthstoneMay
  • Zodiaclibra
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  • Adel
    Nov 8, 2014, 5:15:17 PM

    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.

  • Gemexi
    Nov 20, 2014, 5:45:30 PM

    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.

  • Galip
    Nov 29, 2014, 4:21:15 AM

    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?

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  • Gemexi
    Jan 13, 2015, 12:49:34 AM

    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.

  • Jack Parker
    Apr 11, 2015, 3:21:31 AM

    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.

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    Jul 4, 2015, 4:59:18 AM

    Chrysoprase stone is excellent for relaxation and promoting a peaceful night's sleep, reducing claustrophobia and preventing nightmares.

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    Jan 22, 2016, 12:34:12 AM

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  • Tim
    Jan 27, 2022, 7:18:34 AM

    Chrysoprase Comes in single color only with all kinds of healing properties, this is best stone for may born people. This stone helped me to get over my insomniac nature.

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