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Green Amethyst

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Green amethyst, also known as prasiolite is a green type of quartz; a silicate mineral. Most green amethyst extracted is used in jewelry environments, where it may act as an inexpensive replacement for more costly precious gemstones. Prasiolite is rare in nature; and heat treated purple amethyst is synthetic alternative  Some amethyst can turn yellow or orange when processed and produces citrine as well as green amethyst. Currently, all prasiolite generated on the market is heat processed and ionized by X ray.





Since 1950, natural green amethyst was only identified at a small mine in Brazil, but its occurrence has been identified in Poland  and in the Thunder Bay region of Canada. As of February 2019, the only mine producing prasiolite is established in Brazil, but almost all of the ore has already been extracted. Prasiolite simply means "scallion green-colored stone" and is derived from Greek "prason" meaning the vegetable "leek."  




Healing properties


Green amethyst may improve hormone secretions and enhance the effectiveness of the sympathetic nervous system and endocrine glands. It helps in the care of the blood, digestive organs, liver, and skin. Amethyst is a strong, immune system stimulant and decreases bleeding, discomfort, and swelling. It has been used an outstanding remedy for arthritis and other different illnesses. Prasiolite lets you draw closer to nature in partnership with a healthy environmental perspective.

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