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Prasiolite, green-quartz or vermarine is a green form of quartz. Prasiolite is one of several quartz varieties. Since 1950, almost all natural prasiolite has come from a small Brazilian mine, but it is also seen in Lower Silesia in Poland. Naturally-occurring prasiolite is also found in the Thunder Bay area of Canada.

Prasiolite can also be found spelled praziolite. Prasiolite can be confused with the similarly colored praseolite which results from the heat treatment of iolite, a variety of cordierite.

It is a rare stone in nature. Most Prasiolite sold is used in high end jewelry. Prasiolite is naturally heat treated amethyst. Most amethyst will turn yellow or orange when heated producing citrine. But, some amethyst will turn green when treated.

The name is derived from Greek πράσον prason meaning "leeks" and λίθος lithos meaning "stone." This means that "Prasiolite" literally means "garlic-colored stone." The mineral was given its name due to its green-colored appearance.

By its immersion in fire it changes to a new stone... an analogy for its role when we use it for spiritual growth. Like all quartz, these are wonderful stones to use in combination with other stones.

Prasiolite will assist you to express personal emotion... and it will link the energy of the heart with the crown chakra.

It will open both the crown chakra and the third eye and activate your inner vision. Not only will it bring through the many higher spiritual qualities of the lovely purple Amethyst crystals... but it also links downwards, and may activate the will, as it vibrates within the solar plexus or power chakra.

This encourages you to take the action that is stimulated by Prasiolite's presence in your life. It activates the energy of the heart chakra, and opens you spiritually to nature... and to Mother earth.

Prasiolite (also called Vermarine, Green Amethyst or Greened Amethyst) helps to energetically link the physical aspects of the Human self with the spiritual aspects of Higher Self. Prasiolite brings the higher vibration energy of Divine though the heart and into the physical.

Prasiolite helps to ease discomfort for those who find it difficult to express emotion. It is a reminder that all are part and parcel of the Divine, unconditional loving Source. Those who have issues of self-worth or lack self-confidence will find working with Prasiolite helps to foster a deep appreciation and acceptance of self.

Prasiolite is an excellent stone to use when connecting the higher energy of Source to the grounding energy of Earth. This allows a powerful healing energy to flow from the heart into the Earth, removing any discordant, negative energy and filling the space with the capacity for renewed growth. Healers who work with stones also find that Prasiolite will work in a similar manner. Higher, healing energies flow from Source, into the heart, and through the hands, allowing the removal of these energies.

Here are some additional tips when you select your Prasiolite:

  • Dark green equals ambition.


  • Yellow green means harmony and balance.


  • Aqua green equals emotional healing and protection.


  • Olive green is the traditional color of peace.


Anyone can benefit from the subtle energies of healing, but it is not meant as a substitute for seeking medical advice from a qualified medical practitioner. The information about the metaphysical properties of stones on this website is intuitive and not scientifically verified. This field is speculative and exploratory. Individuals need to use discrimination to determine what is true for them. We cannot guarantee any results with any stone or jewelry item. We do not advocate the use of stones as a substitute for medical or psychological care. Our stones are not intended to treat or cure any disease.

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