Chrysoprase is my favorite gemstone because it’s also my favorite color. Chrysoprase is the rarest gemstone in the chalcedony family. In ancient times, it was often misidentified as emerald. Emerald derives its rich green color from chromium, where as chrysoprase contains traces of nickel. In my opinion, the color of chrysoprase is even more luminous and ethereal than emerald. A favorite of Alexander the Great while in battle, chrysoprase evokes strength and protective, as well as a calming, healing, cooling energy.
This necklace also features a large, natural garnet stone. Garnet was named for the pomegranate, the Latin word for which is “garanatus”. It evokes the deep red color of pomegranate seeds. Garnets are associated with love, friendship and passion.
This necklace is set in sterling silver and suspended on an 18 inch silver plated chain.