Some believe its mere presence can arouse the imagination, help the self-doubting muster courage and even remove both inferiority and superiority complexes. The apple green chalcedony quartz that is Chrysoprase often glows from within with golden flecks and waxy luster. Where most green stones get their hue from the existence of chromium or vanadium, this gem’s color is derived from the quantities of nickel in the stone. At times, the glow is almost alien or celestial, but it’s in fact quite earthly and found primarily in Australia, the United States, Brazil and the Ural Mountains. By the way, the nickel content means it shouldn’t get too much direct sunlight or it can loss its saturated color.

It has come to be widely associated with the arrival of Spring, but at Vanichi we like to enjoy Chrysoprase throughout the summer.  Here are 5 Editors’ Picks of Captivating Chrysoprase jewelry:

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1. Handcrafted pendant necklace featuring a rose cut center chrysoprase in a vibrant bluish green hue surrounded by jet black diamonds and set in 18k Pink Gold. Each center stone is a natural stone in gorgeous hues aptly named “Hard Candy”, so weight and size will differ. We love this standout piece worn alone and paired with neutral tones. $1795

2. Stretchy so that it fits on any wrist, this Sydney Evan bracelet is composed of 14k yellow gold, a medium spike charm topped with diamonds and a lineup of 6mm natural chrysoprase beads. $880

3. With a prong set faceted rectangular chrysoprase stoned resting at the center, this 18K yellow gold Jemma Wynne bar ring is surrounded by pave diamond accents. Ring size 7.  $1945 (Pre-owned)

4. This pre-owned 18K yellow gold Jemma Wynne bracelet showcases a pear-shaped chrysoprase encompassed by pave diamond accents at one end and a bezel set faceted rose cut black diamond at the other end. $1575 (Pre-owned)

5. With 18k yellow gold plate over sterling silver, these Marcia Moran earrings feature natural cushion cut Chrysoprase encircled in cz pave crystals. $162