Prasiolite, green quartz, green amethyst, vermarine

Prasiolite stone meaning, also called green amethyst, vermarine or green quartz.

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Green quartz

Also known as green quartz or vermarine, The gemstone is a green variety of quartz, a silicate mineral chemically silicon dioxide.

Since 1950, almost all natural crystals comes from a small Brazilian mine. We can also find it in Lower Silesia in Poland. And in the Thunder Bay area of Canada.

The major part of the stones are for jewelery. It can substitute for far more expensive precious gemstones.

Prasiolite meaning

It is a rare stone in nature. Heat treatment can artificially change the color of amethyst to become green. Most amethyst will turn yellow or orange when heated producing citrine. But some amethyst will turn green when treated. Currently, almost all stones on the market results from a combination of heat treatment and ionizing radiation.

Most gemstones dealer incorrectly talk about green amethyst, which is not an acceptable name for the material, the proper terminology being vermarine. Other names for green quartz are vermarine, greened amethyst, or lime citrine.

Natural crystal is a very light, translucent green. Darker green quartz is generally the result of artificial treatment.


Quartz is a mineral composed of silicon and oxygen atoms in a continuous framework of SiO4 silicon–oxygen tetrahedra, with each oxygen being shared between two tetrahedra, giving an overall chemical formula of SiO2. It is the second most abundant mineral in Earth’s continental crust, behind feldspar.

Quartz belongs to the trigonal crystal system. The ideal crystal shape is a six-sided prism terminating with six sided pyramids at each end.

In nature quartz crystals are often twinned, with twin right handed and left-handed quartz crystals, distorted, or so intergrown with adjacent crystals of quartz or other minerals as to only show part of this shape, or to lack obvious crystal faces altogether and appear massive.

Well-formed crystals typically form in a bed that has unconstrained growth into a void, usually the crystals are attached at the other end to a matrix and only one termination pyramid is present.

Prasiolite healing properties benefit

The following section is pseudo scientific and based on cultural beliefs.

Green quartz is a powerful spiritual stone that encourages spiritual and personal growth. It fosters love and compassion, while ridding your mind, body and spirit of negative energy. It also helps with grounding and deepening your connection with Mother Earth.


Is green quartz natural?

The stone forms naturally, but it is most often produced synthetically. This gemstone occurs when natural amethyst is subjected to intense heat or radiation. It forms naturally when an amethyst bearing rock is heated by lava flows.

What is prasiolite worth?

Green amethyst price ranges between 5$ US to 50$ US per carat. Its price may differ depends on where you buy the stone.

What birthstone is prasiolite?

The month of August brings the soft, green glow of the green quartz gemstone. This stone is a member of the crystal quartz family, and is known to be a strong amplifier of energy.

What is prasiolite good for?

It promotes self-acceptance, honor, and compassion. Its energies help to ignite the love in your heart and promote healing. green amethyst meaning strengthens your will, emotions, thoughts, and actions. Its vibrations also attract prosperity and bring good luck and fortune.

How can you tell a fake prasiolite?

So virtually almost all the green quartz you can find in jewelry is treated amethyst or citrine from Brazil. It’s interesting to note that there is no way to determine if a vermarine specimen is naturally heated or heat treated. Also, the color can fade over time, and with exposure to sunlight.

How do you clean a prasiolite ring?

Wipe the ring dry with a clean, soft cloth. Rub in a circular motion until all the moisture from the cleaning is gone. Soak silver rings for one hour in a solution of 75 percent water with 25 percent detergent if the silver is tarnished. Soak gold rings in the same solution mixture overnight if the gold is tarnished.

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