Chrysoprase, sometimes called the “stone of Venus”, is considered to be one of the rarest and most valuable stones in the Chalcedony quartz group. This gemstone has the reputation for bringing happiness, and ranges in color from pastel mint green to a deep lime green. The meaning of chrysoprase comes from two words – chrys being the Greek for “gold or yellow” and prase from the Greek for “leek.” This golden apple or golden leek green coloring is generally caused by traces of nickel. Chrysoprase is associated with prosperity and good fortune, as well as emotional well-being and level-headedness.
This necklace is hand-strung and finished with a 14k yellow gold and diamond clasp featuring the Stranded monogram.