Silver & Prasiolite Ring make a perfect combination. The silver enhances the light green of the Prasiolite. If you weren’t aware, Prasiolite is a green variety of quartz. Ordinarily when we think quartz, we think Amethyst. However, did you know Prasiolite is produced by heat treating or irradiating Amethyst? Yes, heat treating or irradiating Amethyst is how Prasiolite receives that beautiful light green color. It’s a pretty cool way of looking at this fascinating gemstone. Let’s continue to look at this very interesting stone.
Now that you know how Prasiolite derives its beautiful color, many people believe that it should be called, “Green Amethyst.” However, by definition, Amethyst is the purple variety of Quartz. Therefore calling Prasiolite, Green Amethyst is incorrect. This became a problem where people, companies, etc continued to declare grounds for Green Amethyst. Finally, the Federal Trade Commission in July of 2018 published a new edition of their Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries.
In this guide they state that use of the name Green Amethyst is unfair, misleading, and deceptive. Furthermore, sellers who continue to use the term “Green Amethyst” could face legal action. https://www.geology.com/gemstone/prasiolite
Other items of importance about the Silver & Prasiolite Ring. Prasiolite, like Quartz has a 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs scale of hardness. Thus, a durable stone. The Sterling Silver ring is a size 6-1/2. The Prasiolite measures 8 x 6 mm. This is a cute and fun ring, and it’s a one-of-a-kind. Don’t delay, it won’t be here long!