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Blackstar Jewelry

Quality, Hand-Crafted, Sterling Silver Jewelry from Nepal.

Prehnite

Silicate – zeolite, most commonly found in veins and cavities in igneous rocks, prehnite occurs in very low-grade metamorphic rocks, and as a product of the decomposition of plagioclase feldspar. It sometimes occurs as an epimorph, which is a crystal growth over another mineral.

Chemical composition: 
Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Color: 
Yellow, light green to yellowish green
Lustre: 
Vitreous
Hardness: 
6 – 6.5
Crystal system: 
Orthorhombic
Origin: 
Australia, China, Scotland, South Africa, USA, Germany, France
Healing properties*: 
Prehnite removes toxins from the system, helps the metabolism and bloodstream to function more efficiently, balances the meridians in the body and calms high blood pressure.
Folklore: 
Prehnite is named after Major Prehn, who discovered it at the end of the eighteenth century in South Africa. It was used as a stone of prophecy and shamanism by indigenous sangomas (medicine men and women). It is known as the prophecy stone.

* Scientific proof may not be available to substantiate these claims.