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Prehnite is a semi-precious gemstone which usually exhibits an apple green brilliance, with little color gradient deviations including light, dark, yellowish, mint, brownish and bluish greens. Other colors of the stone include white, grey, brown, blue and orange, which are deemed as a rare occurrence. Interestingly, it was named after Colonel Hendrik von Prehn who discovered the stone in Africa in 1788. Prehnite stones have semi-transparent but mostly translucent clarity, with vitreous to pearly luster. The stone may seem to display a bland saturation, but it is what makes it unique and sought after. In the gemstone market, Prehnite stones are usually cut into cabochons for use in jewelry-making, with those having high transparency usually faceted.
Our Prehnite cabochons are of premium quality and are mostly in clear (transparent) and light apple green (that look almost like beige) shades. This cabochon collection features popular simple shapes of round, oval, triangle and pear, and a few pairs of soft-edged distorted triangle ones. Crystal habits are lightly visible to the eyes, which make the cabochons appealing even amid its soft appearance. Other cabochons in this collection also have fashionable black streaks and inclusions that add to the beauty of the stone.
Aside from its aesthetics, Prehnite is also believed to possess amazing spiritual and metaphysical properties. According to gem experts, the stone inspires dreams, encourages forgiveness and nourishes love.