About Chrysoprase & Australian jade

The world’s finest chrysoprase is found in Australia and is known throughout the world as Australian jade.

Yerilla Australian jade has been sought-after, coveted and desired for over seventy years since the discovery of the geologically unique deposits located in the harsh, arid outback of Western Australia.

This gemstone is renowned for its stunning colour, high translucency, and incredible likeness to Burmese Imperial Jadeite. Fine jewellery gemstone quality material is extremely rare and due to this rareness has remained a secret to the world. Simply put, there is no supply.

Today, the gemstone deposits are 100% owned, controlled and operated by Yerilla Fine Jewellery, who are a proud West Australian family.

The family oversees every facet of Yerilla from mining the precious material to the uncompromising process of cutting and polishing the gems, as well as the masterful designs with meticulous handcrafted details, earning their stellar reputation for fine quality and craftsmanship.


  • Chrysoprase is a cryptocrystalline form of silica and the most valuable member of the Chalcedony family that derives its colour from traces of nickel that gives it the distinctive green colour, whereas a ruby derives its colour from traces of chromium.
  • With no cleavage and hardness of 6.5 - 7 on Mohs scale, chrysoprase makes an excellent gemstone for jewellery.
  • Its specific gravity ranges between 2.65 - 2.90. This measures the density compared to water. Stones with higher specific gravity tend to be more vibrant and flawless.
  • High quality chrysoprase will be highly translucent, untreated and unaffected showing no cracks, fissures or inclusions, the colour should be evenly distributed.
  • Chrysoprase has a unique ability to reflect and refract rays of light in a way that makes the stone glow as if it were alive.