Chrysoprase chalcedony gemstone metaphysical healing properties & meaning

gem of personal growth


Chrysoprase Origin & Physical Properties

Chrysoprase is a gemstone variety of Chalcedony that receives its green color from trace amounts of nickel and more rarely with the addition of chromium or chlorite. It is a cryptocrystalline made up of micro crystals that are too small to identify under normal magnification. Other closely related cryptocrystalline silicas include Agate, Carnelian and Chalcedony of other color shades. Chrysoprase lis made of very fine crystal ingrowths of quartz and moganite. It is a nearly pure Silicon dioxide with trace elements that cause its coloration. It can be semitransparent to translucent and has a hardness like that of quartz, 6.5 - 7 Mohs.

The name Chrysoprase is a combination of two ancient Greek words, ‘chrusos’ meaning golden and ‘prason’ meaning leek, the ‘golden leek’ describing the typical color of Chrysoprase.  Brightly colored Chrysoprase with a high translucency are considered to be the most valuable. The biggest sources for gem quality Chrysoprase include Tanzania, Poland, Indonesia, Brazil and Queensland, Australia who produce more than 80% of the world’s supply.




 Chemical Composition


 Mohs Hardness 



Vitreous to waxy 

 Specific Gravity 2.63 - 2.65

 Refractive Index

1.530 to 1.543

 Fluorescence  None

Crystal System 



Translucent to Opaque


Green to yellow


Myanmar, Poland, USA, Australia


Heart (4th)


Cancer,Taurus, Libra


Earth, Water

Metaphysical Effects

Courage, action, adventure, adaptability

Chrysoprase Healing & Metaphysical Properties

Chrysoprase chalcedony gemstone metaphysical healing properties & meaning