Written By Liz Oakes
Prasiolite is the correct name for the green variety of quartz.
The effect that its energy has on many people is to create a profound connection to their higher self.
It's energy is like the spirit of nature itself, embodied within a beautiful green quartz crystal.
Although the green variety is not as well known as purple Amethyst, it has a similar level of energy.
Yet it is a quite different stone, and comes to you from a truly heart based perspective.
Its impact within the heart will clear disharmonious energy and open you, totally, to love and compassion.
By its immersion in fire it changes to a new stone. This is an analogy for its role when we use it for spiritual healing and growth.
Like all quartz, these are wonderful healing crystals for you to use in combination with other stones. Other stones energy will be amplified by its contact with this green quartz crystal.
These crystals are also known as Green Amethyst as some of them may begin their life as Purple Amethyst.
But it can also simply form as a piece of pale green quartz. It can even occur as part of Amegreen, a stone that embodies both purple Amethyst and the green quartz.
As well you may find lovely gem quality stones which are an almost transparent very pale green color.
The color of these stones does vary, and they can be anything from a leafy green through to a yellow green.
The meaning of the name Prasiolite, comes from two Greek words, 'prason' meaning 'leek', as its color was thought to resemble that plant and 'lithos' from the Greek word meaning 'stones'.
Prasiolite crystal is a type of Green Quartz that is also known as Vermarine or Green Amethyst.
It is easy to buy, even though it is not as common as Purple Amethyst tumblestones, which are more commonly found than the green stones.
The spelling of its name may also be Praseolite, and both are correct, although the first spelling is more common.
Deposits of this stone have been found in Brazil and in the USA.
The purple Amethyst crystals may be naturally transformed into Green Amethyst by the heat within the earth.
These days a similar process is done artificially, by heating the stone in kilns.
This transformation can happen through the process of heat naturally within the earth, possibly from volcanic activity.
A strengthening of your relationship with the Divine mind is a natural consequence of its use.
The special gift of Prasiolite is to bring your focus to a truly heart based perspective.
The result will be that you will truly experience the strong, loving and harmonious energies that will flow into your life.
Just like the purple variety of Amethyst it may stimulate growth of what are termed psychic abilities.
Its energy may assist you with learning to be psychic, as it stimulates a deeper connection to the higher spiritual aspects of your life.
Wearing crystal jewelry made from this gorgeous green stone is highly recommended, and it is best to keep it within the area of the chakras where its energy is most beneficial.
Green Amethyst jewelry is easy to buy, and most reputable jewelry stores have beautiful pieces of this stone made into a range of styles.
Green Amethyst earrings are also highly beneficial. Locating them on the ears, keeps their energy closer to the third eye and crown chakras, where they may stimulate your inner vision.
Prasiolite pendants are helpful as they keep the stone close to the heart chakra, where it can resonate its beautiful heart based energy.
But having a piece of this stone anywhere on your body will be beneficial. Allow yourself to fully make the connection with the natural world, and Mother Gaia.
Prasiolite is a member of the quartz crystal family, so it is a strong amplifier of energy. It is a powerful stone to utilize within your daily crystal meditation.
You might like to wear it in combination with the purple Amethyst crystals and this is helpful if you desire the amplification of any of your spiritual gifts.
Using any amethyst variety will have a positive impact on your spirituality and health.
This green stone is a variety of Amethyst and so carries many of the qualities of the purple Amethyst Crystals.
Prasiolite will assist you to express personal emotion, and it will link the energy of the heart with the crown chakra.
It will open both the crown chakra and the third eye and activate your inner vision.
Not only will it bring through the many higher spiritual qualities of the lovely purple Amethyst crystals, but it also links downwards.
This may activate the will, as it vibrates within the solar plexus or power chakra. This encourages you to take the action that is stimulated by Prasiolite's presence in your life.
It activates the energy of the heart chakra, and opens you spiritually to nature, and to Mother earth.
Whether you choose Prasiolite or Purple Amethyst crystal, you will benefit from keeping their strong crystal energy within your aura.
You might like to wear the green variety in combination with purple Amethyst crystals, and this is helpful if you desire the amplification of any of your spiritual gifts.
Wearing Green Amethyst jewelry such as a Prasiolite bracelet is a good idea for all of you. Its presence on the arm keeps this lovely stones energy within the area that is close to the heart chakra.
Wearing a Green Amethyst ring or necklace would also be beneficial and are lovely to wear, and although they becoming more prevalent, they are not as common as the Purple Amethyst.
Using any of the amethyst varieties has the potential to have a positive impact on your spirituality and health.
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What are the best crystals to combine with Prasiolite?
To enhance your contact with elemental beings, you may choose to combine Prasiolite with Staurolite also known as Fairy Stones, Seriphos Green Quartz, Fuchsite or Green Moss Agate.
Pink Danburite combines beautifully with this lovely green quartz crystal.
Danburite is a high crystal energy stone that makes a beautiful connection with the angelic realm and together they may aid light body activation.
Like Green Amethyst it is also a heart based stone, and Danburite combines and harmonizes well with this lovely green crystal, to create healing within you, both physically and spiritually.
Use it with Amegreen to accentuate the Green Amethyst vibration within that stone. It also combines well with Sunstone.
Use these two crystals together during meditation for excellent results.
It also combines well with Brandberg Quartz and with Black Amethyst to boost spiritual healing.
To help you with developing clairvoyant abilities, use it with stones that are particularly helpful to aid you to develop psychic visions.
Crystals such as Hollandite Quartz, Blue Sapphire, Lapis Lazuli or Rainbow Moonstone may be beneficial.