Chrysoprase is the most expensive variety of the mineral chalcedony, which has a green color. The color is due to the nickel salts it contains. Widely used in the jewelry industry. There is a belief that chrysoprase brings good luck; according to legend, Alexander the Great wore it in his belt during battles.
You can see chrysoprase stone for sale and buy it in the Minerals of Russia online store.
|Color||Olive to applegreen|
|Crystal habit||Microcrystalline aggregates|
|Mohs scale hardness||6.0–7.0|
|Diaphaneity||Nearly opaque to nearly transparent|