chrysopahse design & lore: chrysophase is known as a good luck stone. It is thought to bring good fortune and prosperity. Get ready to win the lottery when you don your chrysoprase jewelry! The effervescent hue of chrysoprase is appealing to those who desire freshness and vitality. The crisp, natural color adds an ideal splash. Try pairing chrysoprase with oxidized sterling and white topaz for a dramatic chrysoprase jewelry look.
gem trivia: this vivacious gem was treasured in ancient Rome and Egypt where it was linked to spiritual health and protection. It was prized by Frederick the Great of Prussia and was thus used to decorate the intricate architecture of Prague. Today a visitor to the Chapel of St. Wenceslas can enjoy the vivid green of chrysoprase. The rarity and beauty of this gem also made it a favorite of master jeweler Carl Faberge, who used it in some of his most exquisite creations.
gem geeks: composed of finely crystalline silicon dioxide (quartz), crysophrase is often associated with zinc mines. Zinc gives the stone its color.
our genuine chrysoprase : is mined in Australia. They are hand-selected for vivid green color and hand-cut for maximum brilliance.
care: chrysoprase is rated “fair” for everyday wear. Avoid exposure to heat, contact with chemicals, and protect from scratches and harsh blows. To clean, gently scrub with a soft toothbrush and a solution of mild dish soap and warm water, or clean in an at-home ultrasonic unit.