This is a rough, uncut & unpolished, very High Grade piece of Australian Chrysoprase with a Gold Plated, Sterling Silver bail, so it can be worn as a necklace or pendant around your neck.
Chrysoprase is a gemstone variety of chalcedony that contains small quantities of nickel. Its color is normally apple-green, but varies to deep green. Chrysoprase was used as a gemstone in ancient Greece as far back as 400 BC, since then It has been found in Australia, Brazil, Madagascar, South Africa and Russia.
Chrysoprase is cryptocrystalline, which means that it is composed of crystals so fine that they cannot be seen as distinct particles under normal magnification. This sets it apart from rock crystal, amethyst, citrine, and the other varieties of crystalline quartz.
Other members of the cryptocrystalline silica family include agate, carnelian, and onyx. Unlike many non-transparent silica minerals, it is the color of chrysoprase, rather than any pattern of markings, that makes it desirable.
Size: 40 x 35 x 10mm
The following information is courtesy of "The Pocket Book of Stones" which we also sell HERE
Chrysoprase is a lovely stone of the pure Green Ray, and as such it is a stone of the heart. It can link one to the domain of Nature spirits. Wearing or meditating with these stones can facilitate a deep heart connection with the spirit of the Earth, as well as other Earth-spirit entities.
Chrysoprase helps one remain centered in the heart, providing the courage to face difficult or threatening situations with steadfast resolve and truth centered compassion. These stones give strength to the emotional heart and offer energetic support to the physical heart.
Chrysoprase also activates the solar plexus chakra, seat of the will. It helps blend one’s personal will with the urging of the heart, uniting one’s individual desires with the heart’s higher longing for the good of all.
"This information is for research purposes only and should not be construed as medical recommendations for any disease or symptom. It is not intended to provide medical advice. Consult a licensed healthcare professional for treatment."