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Epidote in Prehnite bead strands£5.95
Epidote in Prehnite cabochons£3.95 – £5.95
Appearance, Uses and History
Prehnite is often used as an inexpensive gemstone. This was not always the case, though. Recent finds of Prehnite in gem qualities have significantly lowered the price of the material.
It is not widely used in mainstream jewellery, however. It is almost always cut en cabochon, with some rare faceted stones available. Some pieces may show ‘cats eye’ asterism.
Nice specimens have been found in Australia, China, Czechia, France, Germany, India, Italy, Kazakhstan, Mali, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Pakistan, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States.
May also be yellow-green, brown-green, blue-green. In rare cases, it can be colourless, red, orange, etc.
Often found with inclusions of Epidote.
Photos of Prehnite
Hazards and Warnings
Almost all rocks, minerals (and, frankly, almost all other substances on earth) can produce toxic dust when cutting, which can cause serious respiratory conditions including silicosis.
When cutting or polishing rocks, minerals, shells, etc, all work should be done wet to minimise the dust, and a suitable respirator or extraction system should be used.
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