Chrysoprase (Green Chalcedony) Tumblestone

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25-30mm - Sold Individually

Origin:  Australia

Crystal Details: Chrysoprase is a distinct gemstone quality variety of chalcedony quartz, a cryptocrystalline form of silicon dioxide. Also known as Australian Jade, iIt is quite rare and thus one of the more valuable quartz varieties. The colour of chrysoprase is caused by inclusions of a specific nickel compound, the talc mineral willemseite. Chrysoprase develops at relatively low temperatures  in weathered nickel-rich mafic rocks, in particular in metamorphically formed serpentinites in these rocks. Mafic rocks are dark volcanic rocks with a very low silica content. No quartz variety can be found in fresh, unweathered rocks of this type, all the silica in them is bound in silicates. Olivine, Mg2SiO4, often a major constituent in these rocks, tends to contain small amounts of nickel, Ni, as a replacement for Mg. When the olivine weathers to serpentine, the nickel is released and forms Ni-rich, typically green minerals, for example the aforementioned willemseite, (Ni,Mg)3[(OH)2 Si4O10]. These fine-grained minerals get trapped in the silica gel that is to become the chrysoprase.

 

Chemical Composition: SiO(Silicon Dioxide). Hexagonal

Hardness:  On Mohs scale of mineral hardness - grade 7 (1 being softest, 10 being hardest)

ColourThe colour of Chrysoprase can be lighter to more intense apple-green, though deeper colours are more desirable.

Uses: Crystals are a gift of nature that have been cherished and appreciated by humankind for for millennia. There are countless ways we can incorporate crystals into our daily lives. Placed around the home, worn as jewellery or simply held in the hand they remind us of our relationship with nature and Mother Earth.

It is known that crystals, due to their atomic makeup, hold heat and focus light energy, the often used example is quartz crystals being used in watches to generate an electric charge. Beyond this, it is said that crystals and gemstones have different energies that can be used to enhance your own energetic vibrations. Each gemstone is known for its unique 'energetic' properties.

Properties:  Strength - Courage - Insight

If you believe in the power and energy held within natural stones, then green chalcedony is certainly not to be overlooked. Overcoming adversity is thought to be easier with green chalcedony, as it helps eliminate unwanted feelings – particularly sadness and self-doubt, which are often unproductive and leave you stuck. With enhanced self-confidence, life will feel more balanced.

As a nurturing stone, green chalcedony also heightens emotions associated with goodwill and fraternity. In groups, you will experience more efficient means of communication, which will ensure a better chance of stability for collective wellbeing and harmony.

Tip:  The colour of Chrysoprase may occasionally fade in prolonged light exposure, so care should be taken to keep these gemstones away from repeated exposure to strong lighting or sunlight.

Historical Uses/Folklore: The name is derived from Greek:chrysos, meaning 'gold and prasinon, meaning 'leek', referring to the green colouring of it. It was highly prized by Greeks, Roman and Egyptians alike for its many great powers and alluring soft color. According to Greek legend, chrysoprase ensured a happy marriage and good health, and its power was 'recharged' when placed out in the open during half-moons.

Chakra:  Heart Chakra

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  • Each crystal is unique so the size, shape and colour of the product you will receive may differ slightly from the products shown in the image.
  • Please note that all metaphysical or healing properties listed are collected from various sources. This information is offered as a service and not meant to treat medical conditions. Mandara Crystals does not guarantee the validity of any of these statements.