Magnificent chrysoprase tumbled stones from our collection of crystals rocks and minerals.
Chrysoprase is a variety of the mineral quartz which boasts a distinctive apple green colour although the exact shade of green can vary slightly from one stone to the next. Due to it's striking colour stones are widely used for ornamental purposes but it should be noted that its green colour may fade if exposed to excessive heat or direct sunlight.
Although the finest grade of chrysoprase once came from Poland and the Czech Republic formerly Czechoslovakia, it now tends to be mined primarily in Australia, Russia, USA and Brazil.
Believed to have been named by the Ancient Greeks after the vegetable we know today as leek due to the similarity in colour, chrysoprase can range from being almost opaque to almost translucent. The finest grade stones are sometimes confused for jade and it's not unheard of for agate that has been dyed green to be sold as chrysoprase.
The weights and sizes of these AAA grade chrysoprase crystals varies slightly from piece to piece but they are classified as a medium to large size tumbled stone. When making your selection from the dropdown list should you choose to purchase 5 or 10 stones there is a possibility you may be charged slightly more for postage than we end up paying because of the difference in weight of individual stones. Should this be the case any difference will be refunded once your order has been dispatched.
Save 10% on 5 Chrysoprase Crystals or 30% on 10
Weight Range (grams) : 7 - 13
Size (cms) : 2.8 - 3.3