NATURAL CHRYSOPRASE BEADS
Approx 15.5'' STRAND
Chrysoprase is a form of silica, much like sand or quartz, but it is made distinctive by the deposits of nickel in the stone that give it a distinctive green colour.
The crystals in chrysoprase are so fine that they cannot be seen under a magnifying glass – much finer than the crystals that colour amethyst or rose quartz.
This stone has been popular for thousands of years because of its bright colour.
The name literally means “golden leek” in Greek, because this stone looks so bright that it might have come from nature. The colour is so distinctive that it is at the core of many of the stories of chrysoprase and its metaphysical meaning. The Ancient Greeks said that chrysoprase was the sacred stone of Aphrodite, whose sacred colour was green. It has metaphysical properties for healing as well as being a stone to attract new love, abundance and prosperity.
It promotes joy and happiness and brings through the vibration of Divine Truth, while helping to heal the heart of the energy of depression and anxiety.
There are deposits in Brazil, South Africa, North America, Australia, and central Europe, all of which are very well-visited because of the stone’s beauty.