Cassiopeia Green Amethyst
big approx 7.12 ct green Amethyst pendant
in sterling silver on the sterling silver chain
the chain is from 16 inches up to 18 inches long and has a spring clasp.
The oval pendant is approximately 25 x 20 mm in dimension and the gemstone has an oval cut
Materials: sterling silver and green Amethyst gemstone.
FORMATION: Green amethyst is produced when the heat is applied to a certain type of amethyst. Most amethyst turns yellow, orange or brown when heated, but amethyst containing iron compounds with specific properties (Fe2+ iron compounds) will turn green instead. Some natural sources green quartz has been found, however, the green amethyst sold as gemstones is heat-treated. The two are the same – it is speculated that heat produced naturally by geological events during the formation of the mineral caused the production of the naturally green deposits. The practice of heat-treating stone is common in the gemological industry and it does not compromise the value of the resulting coloured stone. It is still a natural gemstone.
TREATMENT: Green Amethyst is produced by careful heating of Brazilian amethyst. The heat treatment of Amethyst between 878 and 1382 degrees F may produce light yellow, red, brown, green or colourless varieties of stones. The result of heat treating these gems are stable so they hardly require any special care while wearing. But they should not be steam-cleaned due to their susceptibility to heat.
UNUSUAL PROPERTIES: Green Amethyst is a birthstone of people born in February but others may also wear it. It strengthens peace and calm and brings generosity, growth, health, happiness, harmony, stability, and fertility. Prasiolite also promotes balance and restoration of the nervous system. Green is the basic colour of Nature and as such it helps in relieving tensions and irritation. It symbolizes self-respect and well-being. Wearing green amethyst pendants is possibly the most powerful option as it means the crystal is kept very close to the heart.