The name of this apple-green variety of chalcedony is Greek for "golden leek". Its energy is bright and wholesome, opening the heart chakra, and bringing acceptance and a non-judgmental attitude. It aids in communication, allowing the wearer to speak with compassion and from the heart. It is used in wealth magick and to banish nightmares.
Chrysoprase feeds the heart and cleans the bloodstream of impuriteies by encouraging proper assimilation and distribution of food-energy throughout the body-earth.
Pure, apple-green chrysoprase induces tranquility in nervous, high-strung dispositionsm and can be helpful in the treatment of neurosis. This stone may also be used to reduce feverish or inflammatory conditions.
A chrysoprase crystal held in the mouth is said to grant the power of invisibility.
Chrysoprase is a form of chalcedony that has been colored bright green by trace impurities of nickel. It is a relatively valuable stone that is used in jewelry and for ornamental purposes, although its color will fade if it is left in sunlight or allowed to get too hot. It occurs in veins or as nodules, and is often associated with nickel and iron deposits as well as serpentine rocks. There is no cleavage, and it fractures in an uneven manner. Chrysoprase occurs in a number of parts of the world including Queensland and western parts of Australia, Germany, Russia, Poland, Brazil, and Japan, as well as Arizona and California in the United States. Chrysoprase has a vitreous luster and a white streak.
||Various shades of green
||6.5 - 7
||Transparent to opaque; hexagonal
||Australia (Queensland & western Australia), Germany, Russia, Poland, Brazil, Japan, and the United States (Arizona and California)
||Happiness, luck, friendships, success, protection, money, healing
||Being a variety of Chalcedony, it is similar in nature. Rather than being worn this stone is placed about the home for protection. One essential area is on the bedside table (or headboard).
- Worn to lift emotions and banish greed, envy, selfishness, stress and tension.
- Worn for eloquence, luck, success, and attracting friends.
- Worn as an amulet to shield against negativity, and provide protection.
- Used to heal eyes, staunch blood, and relieve arthritis and rheumatism.
- Carry with you to attract money.