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Green Prasiolite

An unusual and wonderful green gemstone, sometimes incorrectly called green Amethyst. Its just a perfect jewellry gemstone!

 

Size: 15,7x12x6,5 mm

Clarity: VVS1

Origin: Brasilien

Treatment: Heated

In stock:  1

 

Price: USD 25.45

Prasiolite (praziolite, green-quartz or vermarine), is a green form of quartz, a silicate mineral chemically silicon dioxide. Prasiolite is one of several quartz varieties. Since 1950, almost all natural prasiolite has come from a small Brazilian mine, but it is also seen in Lower Silesia in Poland and is also found in the Thunder Bay area of Canada. Prasiolite can be confused with the similarly colored praseolite which results from the heat treatment of iolite, a variety of cordierite.
While most amethyst will turn yellow or orange when heated producing citrine, some will turn green when treated. Green quartz is sometimes incorrectly called green amethyst, which is an actual misnomer and not an acceptable name for the material, the proper terminology being Prasiolite. It is actually against Federal Trade Commission Guidelines to call prasiolite "green amethyst." The name is derived from Greek πράσον prason meaning "leek" and λίθος lithos meaning "stone." This means that "prasiolite" literally means "scallion green-colored stone." The mineral was given its name due to its green-colored appearance.
Prasiolite enhances energies and help you express your feelings. It helps you to deal with things.


CLARITY CLASSIFICATION
IF Internally Flawless No Inclusions Visible Even With 10x Magnification.
VVS Very-Very Slightly Included Minute Inclusions Not Visible To Eye.
VSI Very Slight Inclusions Slight Inclusions Visible To Eye.
SI 1-2 Slight Inclusions: Some Inclusions Visible.
I 1-3 Included Many Inclusions Visible. 807163324

 

 

 

 

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Latest update: 28 augusti 2015