nurturing | rejuvenating | trauma


CHAKRA: heart, solar plexus

SIGNS: libra

ELEMENT: water

PLANET: venus

MINERAL FAMILY: chalcedony


COLOUR: light mint to bright apple green, often has brown inclusion  

AFFIRMATION: “I accept the nurturing I need and allow compassion to fill my heart, for myself and for others.”

BEST FOR: opening the heart chakra, driving personal willpower + determination, increasing stamina, luck, balancing emotions, rational thoughts

ORIGINS: Madagascar, Tanzania, India, Brazil, Poland, Australia

OTHER NAMES: Australian Jade, Chrysoprase

CRYSTAL COMPANIONS: for self-love – rose quartz, for truthful communication – sodalite, for grief – jet, for a broken heart - rhodonite


You have two choices when you get to that “We are never getting back together” stage.  You can either reach for the Taylor Swift, or you can reach for the verdant green Chrysoprase. The June birthstone can mend broken hearts and remove inferiority or superiority complexes.  It is said to bring good fortune and prosperity and facilitates self-expression, courage and hope and the ability to use them wisely.   Not sure if that f**k you post break-up haircut is the wisest choice?  It's always a fine line between self-preservation and letting go of grudges, and the Chrysoprase crystal’s healing properties are excellent for supporting this delicate balance of emotions.  Its relaxing and serene vibes help cool off intense emotions when the storm of anxiety hits, especially when placed over the heart.

Chrysoprase is also said to aid failing eyesight or other eye problems, boost immune system response, assist with fertility issues, gout and mental illness, relieve fevers and excess body heat.