“Prasiolite” (Green Quartz)

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Gemstone: Prasiolite
Location of Origin:Brazil
Treatments:Heat Treatment
Cut Type:Emerald
Weight:9.62 cts.
Dimensions:14.08mm x 12.02mm x ?mm
This material is not naturally occurring like the "prasem" quartz from Russia or Greece. This material is amethyst that has been heated to turn it green. The green color can also be caused by irradiating some quartz.

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