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chrysoprasus

Chrysoprase

Greek: χρυσόπρασος —transliteration: chrysóprasos or chrusoprasos

Latin transliteration: chrysoprasus

also known as: chrysoprase or chrysophrase

Meaning: golden leek

This is a precious gemstone of the color of leek’s juice, a translucent greenish-gold color, or apple-green to deep green. It is a type of quartz.

This stone is mentioned as one of the precious stones adorning the foundation of the New Jerusalem of the New Earth (Rev. 21:19-20). It is listed as the 10th foundation.

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Article Version: September 10, 2019