Prasiolite, also known as Vermarine or Green Amethyst is quite simply Green Quartz. Although the gem can be formed naturally, it is often produced by carefully heating Amethyst or Citrine, a technique mastered at the Montezuma mines in Brazil.
When natural, this beautiful, vibrant grass-green gemstone is an extremely rare member of the Quartz family. To find a large example of this gem is even rarer, as the crystal structure is different from other Quartzes and so does not produce a very even color, even in a single stone.
Green Amethyst is reputed to have many miraculous powers attributed to it. It is said to bring good fortune and luck and was symbolic of someone with high ranking.
This Art Deco era ring has one of the aforementioned prasiolite stones, and she is a real beauty! A crisp sage green, faceted to send all the sparkles, she also has a delightful 14 karat white gold shank, complete with a darling duo of owl faces at the shoulders, the pale green stone casting a woodland glow as they stand sentry. Unique, glamorous, and intriguing, you will find this ring simply irresistible!
Size (can be resized): 7
Weight: 4 grams
Materials: Gold, prasiolite
Metal: 14K white gold
Condition: Very good antique condition, some wear on ring setting