Chrysoprase is a gemstone variety of chalcedony (a cryptocrystalline form of silicon dioxide) that contains small quantities of nickel. Its color is normally seafoam-green, but varies to deeper shades of green. The darker varieties of chrysoprase are also referred to as Prase. It was known to the ancient Greeks and Romans & then in Europe after deposits in Poland were discovered in the 1700s. Today, most chrysoprase is produced in Australia, but it is not widely used because supplies are limited.

– Associated with the heart chakra, zodiac sign of Gemini & vibrates to the numbers 3 & 5.

– Balances yin-yang energy.
– Induces deep meditative state, peaceful sleep, reduces claustrophobia, prevents nightmares.
– Promotes love of truth, hope, creativity, fidelity (personal & business).
– Heals heartache & relationships, & turns negative emotions into positive.
– Helps one overcome compulsive behavior.
– Heals codependence, while supporting independence & commitment.

Hardness: 6.5– 7 Mohs
Specific Gravity: 2.58-2.64
Refractive Index: 1.530-1.540