Chrysoprase Beadsare referred as ‘The Stone of Venus”. In fact, it is the rarest and most precious rich apple-green stone among the chalcedony family and was often misguided for emeralds by earliest jewelers. Unlike emeralds, which possess their color with the existence of chromium, the vivid spring green of Chrysoprase are the product from the trace amounts of nickel.
Also, Chrysoprase was utilized by the Greeks, Roman and Egyptians to create seals, signets, ornaments and other patterned objects because of its glowing color. The contemporary word originated from the factual Greek translation chrusos, which means golden and prason, meaning leek. This also indicates the golden-leek green tone of the stone.