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Chrysoprase is one of our favourite stones, being from Queensland, and having the most luscious and uplifting bright green colour. It glows in the light because of its translucency, and keeps a beautiful high polish because of its texture and very good hardness (above 7 on the mohs’ scale).

Our chrysoprase comes from the Marlborough area of central Queensland, which is currently one of the best deposits in the world – famous for its high quality, bright apple-green stone. The brighter coloured, translucent stones, with minimal inclusion are the most valuable, and hardest to obtain.

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The brighter coloured, translucent stones, with minimal inclusion are the most valuable, and hardest to obtain. Chrysoprase is the rarest and most valuable stone in the chalcedony group, and high quality chrysoprase is one of the most valuable of all semi-precious stones. The green colour comes from nickel. Chrysoprase was used as a gemstone in ancient Greece, where it got its name which means “gold-leek”.

It was very popular in Europe around the 14th century due to what was possibly the world’s largest deposit in Poland, but that deposit has since been used up. Chrysoprase is now also mined in Tanzania, but the Marlborough deposit in Queensland is famous for the best quality stone.

Personally for us at Ozmomo, chrysoprase was one of the first stones that we worked with, and we believe that its attributed healing properties of bringing out hidden talents and creativity, truth, compassion and fidelity, helping us along the path of bringing Ozmomo to were we are today!

Chrysoprase is known as a “truth” stone, helping us to recognise truth and genuine love, and to prepare ourselves and our hearts for commitment to compassionate and nourishing relationships. It helps us to let go of old emotional patterns and behaviours. Chrysoprase helps us to connect with the spirit of nature and the Earth, reminding us that we are connected to all living beings, and to accept the love, joy and prosperity that we are given by the Earth, as well as to treat others with compassion. Chrysoprase encourages us to follow our hearts in our creativity and explore our hidden talents. It is also very calming and helps to prevent nightmares and restless sleep.

Healing Stones

We love natural stones! And we have seen how so many people of all ages and backgrounds are attracted to, and gain so much enjoyment from, wearing their own unique and special piece of our Earth’s incredible rock creations.

We began our work with stones and crystals by fossicking around Australia, and learning lapidary to shape and polish our stones, bringing out their natural beauty and creating wearable pieces. We believe in supporting environmentally and socially conscious stone collecting methods to enable people to enjoy and appreciate these special gifts from our Earth.

About Ozmomo

Ozmomo is the creation of Jono and Naomi, a couple living in north Queensland, Australia.

We use all natural stones and fine (98% pure) silver to create our own designs of high quality, comfortable jewellery. Our unique silver settings are all handmade and finely hand-carved. Our jewellery is all ethically made.

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