Description : Called the stone of Venus, is the rarest and most valuable rich apple-green gemstone in the chalcedony family and was often mistaken for emeralds by ancient jewelers. Unlike emeralds, which owe their color to the presence of chromium, the bright spring green of chrysoprase is a result of trace amounts of nickel. Chrysoprase is one of the birthstones for May and has traditionally symbolized happiness, enterprise, and prudence. It is a powerful stone that brings good fortune and prosperity. It instills you with poise, and grace and helps you to recognize the gentle beauty within yourself so you can enjoy self-expression and courage through fluent speech and mental dexterity. Mentally, chrysoprase encourages non-judgmental attitudes, can reduce superiority and inferiority complexes, and help you avoid speaking out unthinkingly in anger. It bolsters clarity of thought and creativity by attracting abundance and success in new ventures and promotes fidelity within the business. Emotionally, chrysoprase is said to help heal a broken heart by providing a gentle boost to your self-esteem, equalizing emotional balance, and fostering acceptance of change and tolerance for others.