Keywords: Growth, Compassion, Connection with Nature, Forgiveness, Altruism
Chakras: Heart (4th), Solar Plexus (3rd)
Chrysoprase is a green chalcedony, a member of the Quartz group with a hardness of 7. Its crystal system is hexagonal (trigonal). It is one of the rarest and most valuable of the Chalcedonies. Its green color comes from nickel, and it often occurs as nodules or in crevices in nickel deposits. Chrysoprase was used as a gemstone in ancient Greece as far back as 400 B.C. and was mined in Poland since the 14th century. Current important deposits of Chrysoprase are in Australia, Brazil, Madagascar, South Africa and Russia.