Chrysoprase Meaning and Benefits



~ Properties ~ Chrysoprase Meaning ~ Benefits ~ Healing ~

Chrysoprase Meaning – General Information

Chrysoprase is a gemstone variety of chalcedony (a cryptocrystalline form of silica) that contains small quantities of nickel. Its colour is normally apple-green to deep green and usually translucent but may become opaque in poorer samples. Unlike many non-transparent silica minerals, it is the colour of Chrysoprase that makes it desirable. It belongs to the hexagonal crystal system and has a Mohs hardness factor of 7. A lemon variety of Chrysoprase is also readily available.

The name Chrysoprase comes from the Greek chrysos meaning ‘gold’ and prason, meaning ‘leek’ or ‘bloom’. The Greeks bestowed this name due to the presence of the golden drops appearing in the stone. Also referred to as Chrysophrase or Chrysoprasus.

Chrysoprase is one of the birthstones for May and by tradition symbolises enterprise, happiness, and prudence.

Chrysoprase Meaning – History

The Greeks, Romans and Egyptians used this material for signets and seals as well as jewellery during early times. Believed to have been the favourite gemstone of Alexander the Great. In the Victorian era, it was very popular and used in jewellery pieces, usually, fashioned into cabochons, beads and bangles or carved into other ornamental objects.

A small Chrysoprase bowl kept by the front entrance to the home has stood time as a very wise procedure. In ancient Greece, this magic stone was recharged out in the open, at the time of half moon. This would ensure good health and a happy marriage.


Chrysoprase Meaning – Metaphysical Benefits.

Chrysoprase is useful as a shield or protector from negative energy. It also helps to make conscious what was unconscious. Furthermore, it strengthens the workings of insight and the higher consciousness and promotes hope. Also, the soothing effect of its vibrations seems to bring damaging subconscious thoughts to the foreground for assessment and dealing with properly.

Chrysoprase is a powerful stone, also said to bring good fortune and prosperity, as well as business success. It facilitates self-expression and courage and the ability to use these talents wisely. It is also said to create happiness, enterprise, prudence adaptability, versatility, action, progress and adventure. Keep this stone on your desk or in your work area for inspiration and innovative ideas. Carry a small piece of Chrysoprase with you at all times to attract money.

It helps to get rid of negative thoughts and irritability and banish greed, selfishness and carelessness. It also enhances and strengthens personal relationships. Encourages hope and joy. It is a stone of balance that equalises yin and yang energies and induces deep meditation. Chrysoprase can mend a broken heart and help to remove inferiority or superiority complexes. It relates primarily to the heart chakra, which it activates, opens and energises. It also aligns all the chakras.

Belief is that carrying one of these stones for a long period of time attunes you to the Devic realm.

Chrysoprase Meaning – Healing.

Chrysoprase is excellent for relaxation and inducing peaceful sleep. It heals the inner child, releasing emotions locked in since childhood. Also reduces claustrophobia and nightmares.

It has a strong detoxifying action, that can mobilise heavy metals out of the body, and also stimulate liver function.

Use this stone to speed the healing of any wound, and to staunch the flow of blood. Useful for relieving the pain of rheumatism. It is a powerful healing stone that aids failing eyesight or other eye problems. Also, immune system response, fertility issues, gout, mental illness, relieves fevers and excess body heat. It can help guard against sexually transmitted diseases. Also, treats skin diseases, goitres and heart problems, balances the hormones and soothes the digestive system. It is preferable not to place this stone directly on the body; instead, hold it over the affected area. For acute cases use it as an elixir. An elixir can also calm stomach problems caused by stress.

Carry a Chrysoprase in a pocket to help with healing. Also, keep a Chrysoprase close to your bed at night to speed healing.

Tips for using Chrysoprase. 

  • Allow Chrysoprase to heal your inner child by keeping a piece under your pillow.
  • Wear Chrysoprase to maintain your joy and happiness.
  • Keep Chrysoprase nearby to entice abundance and prosperity.
  • Carry Chrysoprase to attract new love into your life.
  • Keep a piece on your desk, or in your work area to provide inspiration and innovative ideas.
  • Carry Chrysoprase with you at all times to attract money.
  • Hold on to Chrysoprase to help let go of people that are holding you back.
  • Meditate with Chrysoprase to strengthen your resolve and help you to become independent.
  • Wear Chrysoprase as a shield from negative energy.


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First presented in the November 2010 Newsletter, and edited July ’22 for inclusion here.

© Ron and Sue Windred.
Disclaimer: The outlined metaphysical and healing properties in this website are for inspiration and reference. We gather this information and alleged properties from writings, books, folklore and various other sources. They are also dependent upon the attitude and beliefs of the individual. Furthermore they do not replace diagnosis or treatment by a qualified therapist or physician.

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