Prasiolite, 4.03ct, 100% clean good cut gem!

Item Information

Dimensions (mm) 10 x 10 x 7.2mm
Weight (carats) 4.03 carats
Clarity (VVS)

Prasiolite (also known as green quartz, green amethyst or vermarine) is a green variety of quartz, a silicate mineral chemically silicon dioxide.

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

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

It is a rare stone in nature; artificially produced prasiolite is heat treated amethyst. Most amethyst will turn yellow or orange when heated producing 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.

Green quartz is sometimes incorrectly called green amethyst, which is not an acceptable name for the material, the proper terminology being prasiolite. It is against Federal Trade Commission Guidelines to call prasiolite "green amethyst". Other names for green quartz are vermarine, greened amethyst, or lime citrine.

The word prasiolite literally means "scallion green-colored stone" and is derived from Greek πράσον prason meaning "leek" and λίθος lithos meaning "stone". The mineral was given its name due to its green-colored appearance.

Natural prasiolite is a very light, translucent green. Darker green quartz is generally the result of artificial treatment.



Shipping: For special requests such as express delivery please contact me. For lost stones the seller is not liable, therefore an additional insurance is recommended. Right of return within two weeks after receiving the shipment. Payment via PayPal, Credit Card, or Bank transfer is possible. For the shipping I generally use: Austrian Post or FedEx. Unfortunately from Austria only DHL "express" is possible.

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Auction ID 1602988
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Starts 23rd Sep 2021 3:13pm PDT
Ends 28th Sep 2021 3:13pm PDT

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