Australian chrysoprase - just love the colours in these new beads. Lovely greens and natural mother stone in this pendant with a cute steel paw print and silver 50cm chain with Argentium 935 parrot clasp.
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Chrysoprase is aptly named from the Greek ‘chrysos’ (gold) and ‘prason’ (leek), due to its beautiful greens. Coveted globally for its fine quality, Australian Chrysoprase deftly combines beautiful apple-greens with a delicate translucency reminiscent of Imperial Jade.
The best quality Australian Chrysoprase is mined from the famous Marlborough deposits near Rockhampton in Central Queensland. While the deposits were discovered in 1905 and mined since 1959, top-quality Australian Chrysoprase from Marlborough remains difficult to source and in high demand.
Australian Chrysoprase is also totally natural and unenhanced, which is paramount for the best qualities, accentuating their rarity.
Australian Chrysoprase is a durable gemstone (Mohs’ Hardness: 6.5 – 7) well-suited to everyday wear. Always store Australian Chrysoprase carefully to avoid scuffs and scratches. Clean with gentle soap and lukewarm water, scrubbing behind the gem with a very soft toothbrush as necessary. After cleaning, pat dry with a soft towel or chamois cloth.
Zodiac: Gemini, Aquarius
Chakra: Heart, Solar Plexus