A Chrysoprase on the Orient Express

Chrysoprase Earrings

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A woman is murdered on the elegant Orient Express, but no one knows why and how. The time of her death is also a big question as she was seen talking to someone when she supposedly was already dead. How could it be, and why would she wear a green Chrysoprase necklace over the green coat? 

Chrysoprase is a pretty stone of the green-ray. It's believed to attract new love, abundance, and prosperity while bringing joy and happiness to its owner. It's also a recommended stone for those suffering from anxiety and depression. In terms of medical healing, Chrysoprase is used to speed up the healing process of wounds. It also has the power to heal eye problems, strengthen eyesight, and aid in hormonal balancing. It can also help people who have trouble sleeping by placing the stone under the pillow. 

The meaning of Chrysoprase comes from two words—"chrys" being the Greek for gold or yellow, and "prase" which means leek, explaining the green color of it. However, the colors of this stone vary depending on how much nickel there is in it. This stone is a variety of Chalcedony, which is a type of quartz and is one of the more valuable stones of this group. No wonder that even an heiress of a millionaire father would choose to wear it, too :) 

Chrysoprase was a favourite gem of Alexander the Great, who called on its healing powers during his quest for world domination. Another royalty, Frederick II, King of Prussia used the land deposits of green Chrysoprase to decorate the halls of his favorite palace at Potsdam near Berlin. 

When it comes to pairing your Chrysoprase jewelry with your outfit, we suggest putting on darker tones to help let your pieces pop. In fact, the simpler the outfit, the better as that is the best way to reveal the true beauty of this gentle stone. 

“The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.”
― Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express

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