Rough Chrysoprase stone

May birthstone: Chrysoprase jewelry is the perfect gift for those born in May! Chrysoprase’s rich green makes it the perfect substitute for emerald (May’s official and much more spendy birthstone). These emerald green beauties are always a welcomed gift.  Why? They mark the most exciting time in life – your birthday and that of those you love.  Not to mention – chrysoprase happens to be stunning!

Celebrate May birthdays with the personal, meaningful gift of May birthstone jewelry.  It is not only an eternal trend; it’s an expression of gratitude and symbol of life’s most precious moments.  Take a peek at our chrysoprase jewelry collection.

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.

Location: Our chrysoprase is mined in Australia. They are hand-selected for vivid green color and hand-cut for maximum brilliance.

Composition: Composed of finely crystalline Silicon Dioxide (Quartz), Crysophrase is often associated with Zinc mines, as Zinc gives the stone its color.

History: 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.

Lore: A Good Luck Stone – Thought to bring good fortune and prosperity. Get ready to win the lottery when you don your chrysoprase jewelry.