Earlier, alchemists had observed that quartz turns green with the natural heat. Green amethysts are found in California-Nevada border, in the form of crystals. Scientists say, the heat generated by volcanoes in that region have crafted the advent of these unique green quartz.
Green amethysts have great importance in astrology and palmistry. According to popular belief it had a great power to contribute good fortune and fate. A amethyst stone that was green was an icon of royal status and superior hierarchy. The kings and queens of ancient history were always seen wearing jewelry pieces combined by gold or diamonds.
Even, in today's world people, especially women love to wear rings, bangles, necklaces with the beautiful settings of green Amethysts.
Green amethysts are the birthstones for the February-born. It is also assumed to be an auspicious stone to epitomize the sixth wedding anniversary. Present such green quartz jewelry to your wife on that very occasion, and see how happy she becomes.
Though considered to be one of the important gemstones Amethysts that are green are not as expensive as diamonds or pearls. They are quite affordable, thus, green amethyst pendants are often seen to accompany gold chains.
Green Amethysts found in Zimbabwe or Arizona are actually purple in color. Thanks to the scorching sunlight which generates excessive heat to transform the color of the quartz to green quartz.
What is Prasiolite?
Lime colored quartz is identified as Prasiolites. Even green amethysts are called by the same name. Amethysts that are green or Prasiolites are mostly available in Arizona and Brazil. Burning sunbeam, in those regions convert the crystals into lime green to forest green colored stones. Ample volcanic eruptions in those areas are mostly responsible for change of colors. In approximation a heat generating two fifty degree Fahrenheit temperature can turn the color into that of a limestone. Purple stones are also found transformed into green when heated. The Prasiolite jewelries are much less expensive than green Amethysts.
However less expensive they are, green Amethysts and lime stones are the best gemstones when it comes to the beautification of jewelries. They are of ample usage in ethnic and junk jewelries attributing to new designs and trends.
How to clean an Amethyst that is a green gemstone?
It is always better to rinse and wash a colored stone with lukewarm water and mid liquid soap. Same applies to green Amethysts. Then it should be dried in a cool place with a lint-free cloth. It should be professionally polished by professional jeweler quite regularly. Excess heat might fade the color of those green stones. So, avoid sunlight while wearing them. Acid solutions, perfumes or deodorants also damage their color. So, be careful applying them while wearing amethyst earrings, amethyst necklace or other jewelry made with amethyst. These days you can find most jewelry outlets feature beautiful jewelry made with amethyst gems.
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