Loose Genuine Natural Prasiolite Gemstone!
A 9.50 carat kiwi Green Prasiolite! Custom faceted into a design called the "Flared Square." Prasiolite, is a green quartz. This gem has also been called Green Amethyst though it is actually Green Quartz. This Prasiolite is a perfect gem for a unique jewelry piece such as a ring or a pendant!
Dark spots in the picture are not in the gemstone, just relfections of the camera lens. No darkness in this gem only sparkles.
Prasiolite or vermarine is a green-colored form of quartz, usually produced by artificially heat-treating amethyst. Since 1950, almost all has come from one small mine in Brazil.
Prasiolite (or praziolite) is a light to medium green variety of quartz. It gets its name from the Greek words "prason" meaning "leek" (the vegetable of this color) and "lithos" meaning "stone." It is sometimes mistaken for peridot or green tourmaline and often referred to as GREEN AMETHYST. It is found, in increasingly smaller quantities, in Brazil and the U.S. (Arizona). It ranks a durable 7 on Mohs' hardness scale. Wonderful addition to your gemstone collection if you seek the more UNIQUE gemstone.
Species / Variety: Quartz /Prasiolite (Green Quartz)
Color: medium Green
Carat Weight: 9.50 cts.
Shape / Cut: Custom faceted "Flared Square"
Size: 13 X 13 MM Depth: 10.2 MM
Clarity: Very Very Good