What does a chrysolite look like?

Chrysolite is. In the era of ancient Greece, he was given the name "golden". Other names: olivine, green pomegranate, peridone. This compound is iron and magnesium. In nature, chrysolite stone is found in diamondiferous rock. It should be noted that the researchers found such a stone in meteorites, falling on our planet.

Chrysolite and stone properties

This stone has a rich green color. It is found that its color is diluted shades of brown, pistachio, grass color. This diversity is due to the fact that a different number of iron ions is produced in the stone. Glitter and transparency, the ability to refract light of a stone allows craftsmen to create beautiful products.

This is a very bright stone, even more bright it shines in the sun's rays, because It has a high refractive index of 1.64-1.7.

In the Urals, a place of a cluster of bright green chrysolite was found. This type has received the name "Demantoid." There are large deposits in Burma and the USA, as well as on the island of Zaberged (Red Sea).

The distinctive features of the stone chrysolite

A distinctive feature of this stone is that hardness varies in different directions. This property reduces the possibility of cutting and limits the scope of jewelry using chrysolite only brooches, earrings, necklaces and hairpins.

Rings with chrysolite are made very rarely, because the stone has a scratch property. In electric light, chrysolite loses its yellow color and becomes saturated with green.

What does a chrysolite look like?

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The origin of chrysolite and history

The stone was spread in the distant 4-3 millennium BC. In Mongolia they called chrysolite "Dragon Stone". Researchers, by the way, found the oldest place of mining of chrysolite, which is located on Zaberget (Red Sea). In Egypt, chrysolite was searched only at night, and many on the island met their doom, because on the ground there were many poisonous snakes.

Magical properties of chrysolite

People are sure that this mineral has magical properties and protects against cursing, envious people.With it, family harmony improves, and friendship becomes stronger.

The alchemists were sure that chrysolite removes evil spirits, saves from spoilage and evil eye, strengthens physical and spiritual forces. For this, the stone is worn on the left hand. Nero even had a monocle of chrysolite. The emperor, looking at the stone, gave his eyes time to rest.

The magical properties of this stone have been used for a long time. People argue that chrysolite actually helps to get rid of such problems.

The magical properties of the stone are used for nervous diseases, insomnia, neuralgia. It also helps those who suffer from nightmares. It is generally accepted that stone can cure eye diseases, and simply improves eyesight. Superstitious sure that chrysolite conquers stuttering. People even use it to relieve stomach and kidney pain. Others believe that he will overcome spinal illness and a cold.

Price for chrysolite, photo ornaments

In the 80 years of the last century, the price of a stone for wholesale sales with a weight of 1-5 carats was about 20-100 US dollars per 1 carat. Stone with a weight of 5-10 carats had a price of 60-120 dollars per 1 carat. By 2015, the price of chrysolite has not changed, what you'll see if you look in catalogs or jewelry stores.

Jewelry is very popular due to:

  • rich color tint;
  • the ability to shine brightly even in dim lighting;
  • low price.

According to legends, it is necessary to give stone chrysolite in March. This is a good gift idea for the main women's holiday.



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