Chrysolite gemstone: meaning, properties, uses, jewelry

Chrysolite gemstone: meaning, properties, uses, power, jewelry, photo


The word « chrysolite» (“golden stone”, Greek “chrysos” meaning “gold”, “lithos” meaning “stone”) already existed in ancient times.
It is found in old texts, ranging from III BC. Nevertheless, in the interpretation of contemporary significance of the mineralogical term, there are differences.

However, the name has been applied confusingly to various stones and it has been recommended that its use be discontinued; it was originally applied to any yellow stone, later it has been used as a misnomer in such compound names as ‘Oriental chrysolite’ (for yellow-green SAPPHIRE and yellowish-green CHRYSOBERYL), ‘Brazilian chrysolite’ (for pale-green chrysoberyl), Saxony chrysolite’ (for greenish-yellow TOPAZ), ‘Siberian chrysolite’ (for WDKADIIK), ‘Ceylon chrysolite’ (for TOURMALINE), and ‘aquamarine chrysolite’ (for BERYL), and in the United States it has been used as a synonym for OLIVINE and PERIDOT. The stone resembles DIOPSIDE.

According to one view, the word “chrysolite” is synonymous with the term “olivine”.
In English and German mineralogical literature jewelry olivine (magnesium silicate and iron) is usually called peridots. In other words chrysolite and peridot – the same mineral.

According to another point of view, olive, yellowish or golden-green chrysolites are transparent variety of olivine: peridot is considered only a variety of chrysolite.
The situation is further complicated by the fact that the Siberian and Ural chrysolite called demantoids, it is rare varieties of transparent bright green garnet called andraite.
Chrysolite properties
Brazilian chrysolite is not so long ago was called the yellow-green tourmaline. Oriental chrysolite – for yellow-green sapphire and yellowish-green chrysoberyl. Saxony chrysolite – fot greenish-yellow topaz.

In any case, the words « chrysolite stone » are more ancient than the “peridot” and “olivine”, so it makes sense to talk about the properties of the chrysolite, recorded in the history of mankind.

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Mongolian believed chrysolites as “Dragon stones”, since often found them in volcanoes Khangai Highlands. Chrysolites were well known in Europe. Particularly chrysolite jewelry became popular in the XIX century in France. Perhaps this was due to a belief that chrysolite gems give to men a birth of passion, and healing their impotence.

Mystics argue that chrysolites gemstone is able to warn its owner against unreasonable actions. After the frustration, he will gain confidence in their former life.
Chrysolite jewelry
Litoterapists believe chrysolites have a projective energy Yang. These stones have a positive effect on the physical and emotional state. They normalize cardiac function, protect against drops in blood pressure and distilled nightmares.

It is believed that chrysolite are also useful in healing colds, diseases of the eye and spine. They say that chrysolite jewelry can treat stuttering. As turquoise, chrysolite healing eye diseases (used in homeopathic doses), as well as blood diseases.

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2 Comments on "Chrysolite gemstone: meaning, properties, uses, jewelry"

  1. Chrysolite. A a variety of OLIVINE that is yellowish-green.
    The name is derived from Greek chrysos (gold) and lithos (stone).

  2. Supun Amarawickrama | January 6, 2021 at 7:18 am | Reply

    I want purchasing chrysolite. How can i doing it?

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