We get asked this question often, so here is a blog worth revisiting, Chrysoprase is a very rare form of the Quartz with colors ranging from light to dark greens, the traces of nickel found in it is what gives its color. Chrysoprase is a cryptocrystalline, it is not formed by large six sided crystals, the size of the crystals are extremely small and invisible to the naked eye, and why it is rare.
Chrysoprase has a hardness of about 7 to 8 and is a great gemstone to be shaped into beads or other shapes.
Chrysoprase was one of the most sought after stones during the middle ages. It was mined in Silesia (Northern Czech Republic and Southern Poland), and were used as architectural decorations, mainly in major churches. Today is it mined in Australia and often referred to as Australian Jade.
This magic stone was recharged outdoors at half moon to ensure good health and happy marriages. St Wenceslas chapel in Prague has decorations made with Chrysoprase. It has the healing power of balancing body, mind and body. If you suffer from high blood pressure, wear this stone against your skin. Chrysoprase calms you down and also clears the mind, you'll begin to think more clearly. It is believed to be an important stone for those born under the sign of Cancer. It provides balance between the conscious and subconsious.
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