Prasiolite Properties and Meanings
Prasiolite is one of the most beautiful semi-precious stones that you will ever see. Its pale green to almost yellow color makes it a great stone for making jewelry.
Prasiolite is also known as Lime Citrine, Green Amethyst, Green Quartz, Veregreen, and Amegreen.
Prasiolite comes from the Greek words ‘prason’, which means leek, and ‘lithos’, which means stone.
This stone also has a green color much like the leek, but there are some Prasiolite stones that have a yellow-green color.
Most Prasiolite stones are produced by heat treatment. Natural amethyst is heated to 500 degrees Celsius in a laboratory until the color changes from purple to yellow-green or green.
Amethyst that is used in forming Prasiolite is often sourced in Arizona, Brazil, and Poland. Natural Prasiolite deposits are quite rare, but there are deposits found in Susanville, California in the USA.