The gemstone Prehnite was named for its discoverer, Colonel Hendrik von Prehn (1733-1785), a Dutch mineralogist and an early governor of the Cape of Good Hope colony. Prehnite was also the very first mineral to be named and described from South Africa, long before South Africa became an important source for precious stones.
This gemstone is a hydrated calcium aluminum silicate that occurs in a soft yellow-green to apple-green color. Many of them have an intriguing luminous quality. Prehnite is a medium-hard gem with a rating of 6 to 6.5 on the Mohs scale. (the Mohs scale of minerals hardness characterizes the scratch resistance of various gemstones through the ability of a harder material to scratch a softer material)
Prehnite can often be found in large sizes, sometimes as large as 100 carats. It is a relatively inexpensive gem, though higher quality faceted material may sell for prices approximately the same as amethyst or citrine. Generally the faceted material is found only in smaller sizes. It can be found in South Africa, Australia, China, Scotland and the United States.
Prehnite enhances inner knowledge and connects the will and the heart. Known as the Stone of Prophecy, Prehnite has long been used by South African indigenous shamans. It boosts prophetic abilities and it enhances visualization and spiritual “knowing,” and aids in connecting with higher realms, including your higher self as well as spiritual and extraterrestrial beings. Prehnite is considered a stone of unconditional love and the crystal to heal the healer. It enhances precognition and calms the environment bringing peace and protection.
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The malachite gemstone beads are handcrafted in 925 sterling silver and the earrings are finished with French earring hooks. These statement green earrings are a perfect gift for any occasion.
Malachite is an opaque, green banded mineral and it was given this name due to its resemblance to the leaves of the Mallow plant. Malachite is found wordwide including Zambia, Congo, France, Israel, Australia, Arizona, Southwestern United States but the largest quantities of malachite have been mined in the Urals, Russia.
The stone was one of the prime gemstones used for power by the upper class in Egypt, the headdresses of pharaohs were often lined with malachite, as this was said to raiser the ruler’s vibrations to a higher level and open him to wise council. It was also used by Greeks and Romans for jewelry and ground it to use as eye shadow.
Malachite is believed to be a strong protector of children. It is said to protect the wearer from accidents and protects travelers. Malachite has been used to aid success in business and protect against undesirable business associations. It is a stone of balance in relationships. Malachite has been called the “mirror of the soul” and it reaches the inner feelings of the person and reflects what is there, negative or positive. Malachite is great for increasing ones concentration skills and is quite beneficial to ones physical, as well as psychic, vision.
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This statement pendant consists of a green crystal gemstone bead wrapped using sterling silver wire. Together with a nice oxidized sterling silver leaf charm and findings, they hang from a sterling silver chain.
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