Chrysoprase

The name of this mineral has its roots in the Greek word signalling green-tainted gold. In ancient times, considered the stone of victory and worn as such as an amulet, the legend is that Aleksander the Great owed his victories to ornaments made from Chrysoprase. The mineral, down to its splendid aspect, tone and appearance was cherished in loftiest regard by the most famous of jewellers for instance Faberge, who would use it to decorate his masterpieces. In Poland, Chrysoprase can be found in the regions of Lower Silesia.



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