Chrysoprase beads, pendants and body jewelry at wholesale prices from Australia and China for Dream Factory Beads

Chrysoprase Beads

Chrysophrase is a gemstone variety of chalcedony (fibrous form of quartz) that contains small quantities of nickel. Its color is normally apple-green but varies to deep green. It is cryptocrystalline, which means that it is composed of crystals so fine that they cannot be seen as distinct particles under normal magnification. This sets it apart from rock crystal, amethyst, citrine, and the other varieties of crystalline quartz which are basically transparent and formed from easily recognized six-sided crystals.

Chrysoprase is an apple-green chalcedony used as a gemstone for beads, body jewelry and pendants at wholesale prices. Chrysoprase is well suited to those born under the zodiac signs of Aquarius, Gemini and Cancer and is a form of quartz found in Australia. It derives its name from Greek words "chryso" for golden and "prason" for leek. With a hardness of 6 1/2 to 7, the gemstone is known for its specific metaphysical characteristics. Chrysoprase is useful in soothing heartache and loneliness, promoting emotional balance and granting inner strength and peace. Its calming and shielding energies promote the calm state of mind useful in examining the problems offering realistic solutions. The stone can lead to greater confidence and is said to help relieve gout, eye problems and mental illness.

Mystical Properties: Legend says wearing chrysoprase jewelry could bring about respite from punishment. Thought to bring happiness to its wearer and expel negative thoughts and irritability. Thought to bring good fortune and prosperity. The 10th layer of the city of God is said to be lined in chrysoprase--which was thought to represent the work of the martyrs and the blessings they received from these selfless works. Others attribute the stone to lack of tolerance toward sinners. Alexander the Greek was rumored to have one on his saddle that he took into battle with him. It was reputed lost during his Indian campaign--allegedly bitten off by a snake and dropped into the river. Because its bright green color is like the new leaves of spring, it is said to favor all things new, especially children. Natural healers use chrysoprase to heal a broken heart. Thought beneficial to the 4th (Heart) Chakra. Healing Properties: Said to increase the immune system response to disease and help with failing eyesight. Said to be a cooling stone that brings on shivering.

Scientific Properties: Composed of finely crystalline Silicon Dioxide (Quartz) with Nickel impurities. A bright green variety of chalcedony often associated with Zinc mines. Most modern day Chrysoprase comes from Australia. Hardness: 7.0 on the Moh's Hardness Scale.

Chrysoprase gemstone beads and gemstones belong to chalcedony stone family and are offered at wholesale prices. The beads made up of chrysoprase stones have apple-green color and are offered by us at wholesale prices. These are mainly used by the astrologers. In decorating items and jewelry, these beads are also used, but not intensively. Australia is the main supplier of chrysophrase stones, but beads of this stone are made in India and China. Chrysoprase beads are used in necklaces, body jewelry, pendants, bracelets and earrings in which these beads promote clarity of thought, contentment and internal harmony and are offered as body jewelry as well. These beads also bring a sense of empathy and friendliness among the users.

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