This handcrafted pendant features an incredible piece of Boulder Chrysoprase from Yerilla in Western Australia. The stone measures approximately 33mm x 24mm, and is filled with incredible swirls and inclusions of green and brown, just like a forest floor. It has been set with a solid sterling silver 16 gauge (1.4mm) bail, a thick sterling silver hand-sawed backing, a fine silver bezel and a sterling silver twisted trim. I have also hand-sawed a toadstool cut-out at the back of the pendant, both as an extra detail and also so the stone can have contact with the skin when it is worn. The pendant has then been sanded smooth, oxidised in parts for contrast, and polished to a high shine. It hangs from a 72cm adjustable organic cotton cord, so that it can be worn as a choker, a long layering necklace, and everything in between! Like all my work, it is is a completely unique piece made entirely by hand using recycled silver, cruelty-free materials, and environmentally-friendly methods!
Total Pendant Length: 45mm approx.
Total Pendant Width: 39mm approx.
💎 BOULDER CHRYSOPRASE LORE:
Boulder Chrysoprase occurs when crystal Chrysoprase is cut along with parts of its host rock. This effect can be mesmerising, combining the bright green Chrysoprase with swirls of tan and dark brown, working as a delightful contrast. Chrysoprase is a variety of Chalcedony (Chalcedony itself being a type of Quartz), often characterised by its gorgeous apple-green colouring. The word Chrysoprase itself comes from the pairing of the Greek word for gold or yellow 'Chrys' and the Greek word for the green vegetable leek 'Prase.' Ancient civilizations believed that Chrysoprase could heal wounds or illness. Often placed over the wound or on the person, the Boulder Chrysoprase stone is believed to speed up healing as well as extending a general feeling of goodwill and health.
In terms of its crystal properties, Chrysoprase can bring joy, happiness and truth to its wearer. It can help to heal the heart, releasing negativity in past friendships or relationships. It can also aid with physical healing and depression.
Wearing Chrysoprase is thought to also help to attract new love and prosperity.