(kris - uh - preyz)
Main Origins:
Indonesia, Western Australia, Tanzania, Germany, Poland, Russia, Arizona, California, and Brazil.

What is Chrysoprase?

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Chrysoprase is a variety of Chalcedony that contains small amounts of nickel. As a cryptocrystalline gemstone, it is composed of tiny crystals you cannot see under magnification.

This stone is the second most valuable variety of Chalcedony. Ancient Greeks, Egyptians, and Romans regarded this stone as highly valuable and forged jewels, seals, armor, and many objects from this stone. Many ancient jewelers would mistake this stone for an Emerald.

Chrysoprase is a powerful emotional healer. If negative and troubling emotions plague you, using this stone can change your perception to a more positive one. Ancient Romans and Greeks believed this stone would lose its color around poison.

Chrysoprase Metaphysical Properties and Benefits

Chrysoprase connects to and heals the Heart Chakra, also healing and mending a broken heart. Boasting many metaphysical healing properties and benefits, Chrysoprase lets you connect with the beauty within and around you, allowing you to recognize the inherent value in everything. 

Chrysoprase Healing Properties and Benefits

Love and Comfort

  • By improving your emotional health, Chrysoprase makes you more empathetic, compassionate, and forgiving. This stone connects you with unconditional love for yourself, nature, life, and other people.
  • Wear a Chrysoprase pendant daily to keep the Heart Chakra balanced.

Confidence and Self-Worth

  • This stone helps you accept life’s changes and difficulties, allowing you to be more tolerant of others and more self-assured. Chrysoprase makes you emotionally balanced, allowing you to make rational decisions.
  • Meditate with Chrysoprase in your palm for 10 minutes during moments of self-doubt and weakness.

Calmness and Tolerance

  • Chrysoprase calms erratic emotions and removes the bitterness from your heart. This stone makes you more warm-hearted, friendly, and kinder toward others, and it reduces any tendency to act out of anger. 
  • Sleep with Chrysoprase under your pillow to clear the subconscious of negative emotions and thoughts. 

Career Success

  • By increasing your mental agility and by allowing you to articulate yourself confidently and professionally, this stone invites career success and opportunities to further yourself in the workplace.
  • Place Chrysoprase on your work desk or in your office for increased focus and to benefit from its mentally enhancing effects. 

Happiness and Joy

  • Chrysoprase connects with and heals the Heart Chakra. This stone repels negative emotions and invites optimism and positivity into your heart. Many people consider this crystal to be a natural antidepressant!
  • Place Chrysoprase next to a glass of water for one hour, then consume the crystal elixir.

Chrysoprase Spiritual Properties and Benefits

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Spirit Contact and Communication

  • This stone brings universal energy into your physical body, allowing you to connect and communicate with spirit guides. 
  • Place Chrysoprase with Clear Quartz and Selenite in a crystal grid to attract ethereal contact and communication.

Remove Hexes and Evil Eyes

  • Chrysoprase can be used to clear out energy disturbances. You can use this stone to remove spells and hexes and to clear out ill intentions others have toward you.
  • Wear a Chrysoprase pendant daily to protect yourself from evil forces.

Grounding and Balance

  • By balancing the yin and yang (male and female) energies within you, this stone makes you resilient, confident, stable, caring, compassionate and giving. 
  • Place Chrysoprase on your nightstand to balance your energy while you sleep.

Divinity and Spiritual Truth

  • Chrysoprase connects you to the divine source and aligns your will toward the highest good. This stone allows you to access infinite love and abundance from the source and the Universe.
  • Meditate with Chrysoprase on your Heart and Solar Plexus Chakra for 10 minutes each to become more spiritually receptive.

Earth Healing

  • By connecting you to Mother Earth, Chrysoprase lets you see what must be done to save and heal the environment. This stone makes you more conscious of your actions, allowing you only to act when it benefits the greater good.
  • Carry Chrysoprase in your pocket daily to become more aware of the impact of your actions.

Chrysoprase Side Effects

  • Diarrhea: This stone has powerful cleansing and detoxifying abilities, which can cause a physical purge.
  • Dizziness: Chrysoprase awakens the mind and heart, which can be overwhelming and cause dizziness and confusion in some people.

Chrysoprase Meaning: What Does Chrysoprase Symbolize?

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The meaning of Chrysoprase is “The Stone of Venus.”

This crystal’s name originates from the Greek word chrysos, which means “gold,” and prasinon, which means “green.” In the Middle Ages, people believed they would become invisible if they put a Chrysoprase stone in their mouth. 

Alexander III, the ancient Greek king from Macedonia, would wear a girdle in a battle that had this stone embedded. After a campaign in India, he laid his girdle in the Euphrates River, and a serpent came and bit off the stone, dropping it in the water. Alexander didn’t win another campaign after losing this stone.

King Tutankhamun of Egypt’s tomb contained many adornments that included Chrysoprase. This stone was also often used by Alexander the Great. Medieval Romans believed that this stone allowed you to understand the lizard language.

Varieties of Chrysoprase

  • Apple Green: This variety is the most popular of Chrysoprase, as it has a striking, beautiful green shade. Apple Green Chrysoprase is best for those who keep their thoughts and feelings bottled up.
  • Indian Chrysoprase: A deep green variety of Chrysoprase with blue and black shades, this stone is used in ornaments in India, where it is primarily mined.  
  • Webbed Chrysoprase: A variety of Chrysoprases that consists of yellow, black, gray, and green webs, this stone clears out resentment and anger deeply embedded into the emotional space.
  • Lemon Chrysoprase: This stone is also known as “Olivine.” This variety of Chrysoprase is a combination of magnesium, nickel, and Chalcedony. It is used to uplift negative moods and put you in a positive mindset and vibration.
  • Brazilian Chrysoprase: A lighter variety of Chrysoprase with black, white, and green spots, Brazilian Chrysoprase brings prosperity, success, and good fortune.
  • African Chrysoprase, or Mtorolite: This variety occurs in shades of green with darker green inclusions and is often mistaken for Moss Agate. African Chrysoprase increases feelings of love and helps you become more forgiving. 
  • Bolivian Chrysoprase or Chiquitanita: A dark green variety of Chalcedony colored by chromium, this stone occurs in a darker, grayish-green shade and is nearly opaque. This stone removes impure emotions from your heart. 

How To Cleanse Chrysoprase?

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  • Water – Hold Chrysoprase under a stream of running water for 30 minutes for a quick cleanse. You can also place it in a bowl of water for up to an hour.
  • Singing Bowls – Place Chrysoprase next to your singing bowls then play the bowls for 5 minutes to cleanse this stone with sound. You can also cleanse this stone with tuning forks.
  • Smoke Bathing/ Aromatherapy – Use sage, frankincense, myrrh, or palo santo incense or bundles. Light one end then fan the smoke over your crystal with your hand or feather. Always practice fire safety when using this method.

Questions and Answers

Is Chrysoprase safe in the water?

Yes, Chrysoprase can go in the water for up to an hour. Chrysoprase contains a small amount of water, and when dehydrated by extreme heat and light exposure, placing it in water for a few minutes can repair some of the damage.

Can Chrysoprase go in the sun?

No, avoid placing Chrysoprase in direct sunlight, as this can cause a chemical reaction that will cause its color to fade. If your stone has faded, store it in a dark, moist container to help it regain some of its colors. Place it in water for a few minutes to rehydrate the stone.

Why is my Chrysoprase changing color?

If you leave Chrysoprase in the sun or extreme heat, it can cause its color to fade or change due to a chemical reaction.

What’s the difference between fake Chrysoprase and real Chrysoprase?

Real Chrysoprase will contain tiny imperfections and inclusions. If the stone is smooth and free of impurities, it can be manufactured or an imitation.

Who shouldn’t wear Chrysoprase?

Chrysoprase contains nickel, which many people are allergic to. A nickel allergy can cause contact dermatitis; therefore, this stone should not be used or worn by people with this allergy.

Where to keep Chrysoprase in your house?

Place Chrysoprase near the entrance of your house to ward off negative energy and cleanse the heart of every person who enters your home. You can also place this stone in a bowl in your living room to invite beautiful experiences that create connections between family members.

Which hand to wear Chrysoprase?

Your left hand is the best hand to wear crystals associated with the Heart Chakra.

Which finger to wear Chrysoprase?

You can wear a Chrysoprase ring on your pinky finger to connect the stone to the water element. You can also wear it on your thumb to harmonize your aura with the energies of Venus.

When to wear Chrysoprase?

The best day to wear Chrysoprase jewelry is on the day of Venus, Friday. You can also wear this stone daily if you cleanse and charge it regularly due to its positive impact on your life.

What’s the cost of Chrysoprase?

Chrysoprase is a commonly occurring variety of Chalcedony, and Chalcedonies are not expensive. High-quality specimens cost $2 to $12 per carat, and raw pieces sell for $0.10 to $5 per carat.

What is Chrysoprase good for?

This stone is among the best to invite happiness, abundance, and success into your life. Those who are self-conscious, or see themselves in a negative light, will benefit from using this stone, as it allows you to connect with and see your strengths and talents.

Is Chrysoprase a precious stone?

Chrysoprase is a semi-precious stone and not one of the four precious stones.

Is Chrysoprase mentioned in the Bible?

Chrysoprase is mentioned in Revelation 21:20 as “the tenth row of stones in the foundation of the heavenly Jerusalem.” The verse states, “The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.

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