Prehnite

Prehnite

This pretty gem, which has a hardness of 6-6.5 on the Mohs scale, is usually light or pale green in colour, often with dark green almost black needles of Epidote. This translucent gemstone has a vitreous waxy luster and can very rarely display a cat's eye effect or chatoyancy. I’m always on the lookout for pieces like this - at the right price of course.


Prehnite derives its name from an 18th century Dutch military commander, Colonel Hendrik Von Prehn, who was the first of the colonials to bring samples of the mineral with him back to europe from South Africa. Deposits are now also mind in Mali, and Tanzania , as well as India, China and Australia.


At present prehnite is an untreated and unenhanced gemstone. Some dealers in Mumbai or Delhi may enhance the luster with a little oil, but that's about it. In terms of this gem’s healing qualities, prehnite is known as the stone for dreaming and remembering. It is also an excellent stone for aiding prophecy and prediction. But be cautious, the most accurate predictions are made available when the concerns are for one's personal spiritual growth.


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Prehnite 10x7mm Drop Cut Loose Gemstone Cabochon Pair

Prehnite 10x7mm Drop Cut Loose Gemstone Cabochon Pair

Ref:21134 Prehnite  10x7mm Drop Cut Loose Gemstone Cabochon Pair  4.5m..

£3.00

Prehnite 11x9mm Oval Gemstone Cabochon Pair

Prehnite 11x9mm Oval Gemstone Cabochon Pair

Prehnite11x9mm Oval Loose Gemstone Cabochon Pair  5.5mm profile  10 ct/ 2.0..

£5.00

Prehnite 16x12mm Oval Loose Gemstone Cabochon

Prehnite 16x12mm Oval Loose Gemstone Cabochon

Ref:21136 Prehnite16x12mm Oval Loose Gemstone Cabochon  6.5mm profile  11.5..

£5.00

Prehnite 28x20mm Oval Loose Gemstone Cabochon

Prehnite 28x20mm Oval Loose Gemstone Cabochon

Ref:21137 Prehnite28x20mm Oval Loose Gemstone Cabochon  7mm profile  34 ct/..

£9.95

Prehnite 28x21mm Oval Cabochon

Prehnite 28x21mm Oval Cabochon

Prehnite 28x21mm Oval Loose Gemstone Cabochon  9 mm profile  45.95 ct/..

£5.70

Prehnite 31x22mm Oval Cabochon

Prehnite 31x22mm Oval Cabochon

Prehnite 31x22mm Oval Loose Gemstone Cabochon  8.5 mm profile  51.85 c..

£5.70

Prehnite 8mm Round Loose Gemstone Cabochon Pair

Prehnite 8mm Round Loose Gemstone Cabochon Pair

Ref:21138 Prehnite8mm Round Loose Gemstone Cabochon Pair  4.5mm profile  10..

£4.50

Prehnite 23x18mm Oval Cabochon

Prehnite 23x18mm Oval Cabochon

Prehnite 23x18mm Oval Gemstone Cabochon 8.5 mm profile 31.35 ct/ 6.27 g ..

£3.45

Prehnite 26x19mm Oval Cabochon

Prehnite 26x19mm Oval Cabochon

Prehnite 26x19mm Oval Gemstone Cabochon 7.5 mm profile 32.20 ct/ 6.44 g ..

£3.55

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