Prasiolite (Green Amethyst) Hexagon Ring Tarazed Gems & Jewellery

Prasiolite Hexagon Ring

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Prasiolite Hexagon Ring

Mineral: Quartz var. Prasiolite

Origin: Minas Gerais, Brazil

Color: Light Mint Green

Treatment: Heat Treatment

Material: Sterling Silver (925)

Size: 7

Approximate Top Dimensions: 1cm x 1cm x 0.5cm

Approximate Band Dimensions: 0.2cm to 0.4cm

Weight: 3g

 

10% of this purchase will be donated to The Rainforest Foundation US

 

Prasiolite (also known as green quartz, green amethyst or vermarine) is a green variety of quartz.

Since 1950, almost all natural prasiolite has come from a small Brazilian mine, but it has also been mined in the Lower Silesia region of Poland. Naturally occurring prasiolite has also been found in the Thunder Bay area of Canada. As of February 2019, the only commercial mine producing prasiolite is in Brazil.

Most prasiolite sold is used in jewellery settings, where it can substitute for far more expensive precious gemstones.

Prasiolite is a rare stone in nature; artificial prasiolite is produced by heat treatment of Amethysts. Most amethyst will turn yellow or orange when heated, producing heat-treated amethysts which are often marketed as Citrine, but some amethyst will turn green when treated. Currently, almost all prasiolite on the market results from a combination of heat treatment and Ionizing Radiation.

 

Color may vary in images and videos due to different lightings and angles.


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