Thursday, January 12, 2012

Pretty Prehnite


Jewelry collectors are an adventurous lot today. Boldly going where no gemstone fan ventured before--
Sure you can pick up amethyst or citrine. They are glittery specimens for the jewel box.
But for those of you yearning for highly individualized stones, consider the elusive and delicately toned prehnite.

This hard to find stone may form as a stalactitic aggregate or even as a nodule. Check it out. Quite fascinating.

It's found in colorless condition but also yellow or the charming softly yellow green. The vitreous pearly quality of this gemstone adds another layer of mystique to the unfamiliar stone.
Designer Alissa Frazer of Agrigento Designs
pairs skillful shapes in metal to mesmerizing stones that capture her imagination. She's drawn to the hypnotic luminescence emanating from a prehnite stone. "It always seems to have an internal glow within the stone. Gives a mystical, ethereal quality." Just because it's an exotic stone doesn't mean you save it for rare occasions. "The color is so soft and neutral it can be worn with anything," Frazer finds.

The 18K gold over Sterling Silver Prehnite ring Courtesy: AgrigentoDesigns.com

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