Natural Chrysophrase Pendants – Chrysophrase is an attractive light to dark green color and a beautiful pendant stone to add in your jewelry collection. Green is well suited for most styles. It is an earthy tone but can be worn with simple and sophisticated clothing.
The origin of the name derives from the Green work ‘Chrysos’ meaning gold, and ‘Phrase’ meaning leek. The name refers to its leek green/ apple green color and the gold flecks inclusions within the stone. Historically, the Egyptians, Romans and Greeks utilized this gemstone for jewelry and creative ornamental objects.
Chrysophrase is mined worldwide, however the largest deposits are found in Australia, Germany, Brazil, USA, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Madagascar. Chrysophrase found in Queensland, Australia is considered the best quality stone, as it rivalled that of a good quality Jade.
Metaphysically it is said to increase awareness, optimism, acceptance and imagination. Physically it is said to enhance healing time, strengthens the eyes and improve symptoms of rheumatism and gout. It can also benefit the reproductive organs to aid in pregnancy.
It is said Chrysophrase is for the solar plexus and heart chakra. It is the birthstone for May and for people born under the Libra zodiac.
This gemstone material is a hard and durable, which makes it perfect for jewelry making, ornaments and carvings. The colors make it a perfect choice for both men and women. The stunning colors and patterns are highlighted further when the gem is inlaid in silver, white gold or platinum setting.