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Chrysoprase is apple green chalcedony. The shade of green is due to nickel. Chrysoprase is often referred to as Australian Jade due to its green color. It is often used for beads, cabochons and cameos. More on...
Care and Treatment
Chrysoprase has a hardness rating of 7.
Specific Gravity: 2.65 - 2.66
The best chrysoprase is found in Australia (Queensland). Other places include: Austria, Brazil, Czechoslovakia, Russia, and USA (California).
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Gemini (May 21 - Jun 20): Birthstone
Chrysoprase was said said to be a "Victory Stone."
In the 1800's, Chrysoprase was said to help thieves become invisible.