Yellow Prehnite Designer Cabochon Custom Cut Gemstone
This is a lovely, yellow, translucent, custom cut stone cabochon of Prehnite from Australia.
This pale yellow/green stone has the distinction of being the first mineral named after a person. In the early 18th century, Dutch mineralogist Colonel Hendrik Von Prehn (1733-1785) discovered it within Jurassic dolerite (volcanic rock) on the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. For many years, prehnite was regarded as a fairly rare gemstone. However, recent finds in Australia and China have made it available through many gem dealers.
Prehnite is a hydrous silicate of alumina and lime, with bright, almost luminescent green coloring. It forms thick crusts with a rough or crystalline texture, and is commonly found in cavities and "pillows" along fractures of basalt. Usually ranging from pale to grass green, prehnite can also be gray, white, black, brown or colorless. Its luster is vitreous to waxy or pearly, and its crystals are transparent to mostly translucent. It is very long-wearing and tough.
It is freeform shaped for the creative jeweler. It is 36 mm long by 19-22 mm wide and 4 mm thick. The white square you see is the price tag! The area in the top right is a natural growth line. There are also tiny black inclusions on that corner. The color is a true yellow but hard to photograph!
Metaphysical Properties of Prehnite: Prehnite can help one overcome emtional hurts.
Cabochons are stones cut for jewelry and are measured in mm. One inch is equal to about 25 mm. 13 mm is only about 1/2 inch.
U.S. Shipping terms: Cabochons, rough rock poundage and all orders over $50 are shipped for FREE in the U.S. On all others I ship Priority Mail and charge actual shipping. I never charge more than $10.95 for combined shipping within the U.S.!
International Shipping terms: We offer Priority Mail at actual cost, including Flat Rate. Or we offer First Class (up to 4 pounds) which is the cheapest but is NOT tracked and can take 2-8 weeks for delivery. Customs, duties, taxes, etc. are the responsibility of the buyer.
Please note: Items are One of A Kind, due to the natural stone material there may be some small natural flaws. Major flaws will be listed. You will always receive the item pictured unless otherwise noted! Any questions??-please contact me.