Chrysoprase is known as the stone of Venus. The rarest of the chalcedony family, this gemstone is beloved for its varying viridescence—from bright, green-apple shades to more muted moss—and its unique inclusions.
MOHS Hardness: 6.5 to7
Care: Avoid dropping your chrysoprase jewelry onto hard surfaces and keep away from chemicals: contact with cosmetics, oils, acids, etc. can damage chrysoprase. To clean your chrysoprase jewelry, use warm, soapy water and remove any dirt with a toothbrush or the like gently. Do not use an ultrasonic or steam cleaner. Chrysoprase can fade with too much sunlight.
Healing Properties: Growth, compassion, connection with nature, and forgiveness.
Gossamer yet rife with inclusions, quartz gemstones are striking in their arctic beauty and reflective magic. Pliny the Elder, the Ancient Roman author and naturalist, once believed that quartz gemstones were made of ice that had been indelibly frozen.
MOHs Hardness: 7
Care: Avoid dropping your quartz jewelry onto hard surfaces: quartz is only as strong as its inclusions allow. To clean your quartz jewelry, soak in warm, soapy water and gently remove any dirt with a toothbrush or the like. Ultrasonic and steam cleaners are not recommended.
Healing Properties: Balancing, amplifying, cleansing, and healing.