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This ring features my favorite gemstone, Prehnite. It is a beautiful, soft green stone and has inclusions that add depth and character to this dainty ring.
A Dutch colonel, H. Von Prehn, is credited with discovering Prehnite in 1774 at the Cape of Good Hope in Africa. Early traders nicknamed the gemstone Cape Emerald in hopes of exploiting its green color. Prehnite was originally classified as a Zeolite, due to the fact that it usually forms in the same areas and under similar conditions as the zeolite. Today geologist place it in the phyllosilicate category which also includes apophyllite.
Prehnite is found in basaltic volcanic rocks, in intrusive igneous rocks, and in some metamorphic rocks as well. The pale green masses have been found in Scotland, dark green or greenish brown in Australia, and aggregates of crystals in France.
Initially Prehnite was rare, South Africa being the only known location for many, many years. Eventually pockets of the stone were found throughout the world, including the US, Canada, Austria, Germany, France and India.
Prehnite is considered a stone of unconditional love and the crystal to heal the healer. It enhances precognition and inner knowing. Enables you always to be prepared. Prehnite calms the environment and brings peace and protection. It teaches how to be in harmony with nature and the elemental forces.
Ring Size: 55
Weight: 5 grams