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Claire Jacobs
Green Amethyst (AKA Prasiolite)

Green Amethyst (AKA Prasiolite)

Green amethyst is one of the most popular gems I work with.  The soft green color is flattering on just about everyone.  Other gems like purple amethyst or blue topaz give the wearer a bold pop of color, but green amethyst reads more like a neutral.  You can really wear it with everything.  But did you know that green amethyst is actually a misnomer? The accurate name of green amethyst is prasiolite (pronounced "PRAYS-ee-oh-light”). Prasiolite is a yellow-green variety of quartz.  Most prasiolite is produced by heating natural amethyst, which changes the color of the amethyst from purple to green. ...

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