Prehnite - Color, Facts, Power, Mythology, History And Myths

Prehnite is considered as the stone of unconditional and absolute love. The striking yet gentle green color that it possesses is exceptionally soothing to the eyes as well as the mind.

The fact related to this wonderful stone is that it takes the wearer on the journey to the subconscious depths of the mind through the astral world of truth and certainty. Prehnite is a highly recognised and esteemed gemstone amongst the clairvoyants, psychics, and mediums and is also known as the stone of forecasting.

Amongst hundreds of gemstones whose names have been taken and kept in the name of their founders, Prehnite is also the one. This gemstone was named after its discoverer, Colonel Hendrik von Prehn who was a Dutch mineralogist.

Prehnite Gemstone Where Is It Found

Prehnite is first said to be discovered in South Africa by its founder Colonel Hendrik von Prehn. This green stone is also found in China, Australia, Scotland and the USA.

Prehnite Healing Properties

The beneficial qualities that Prehnite possesses are:

  • Physical Healer

Prehnite helps in finding out the root cause of any illness. Healers use this amazing stone for lungs, kidneys, chest, thymus gland and bladder. It helps in a deterrence of atherosclerosis and diminishes the fatty deposits in the body.

Prehnite is also believed in increasing the blood count and relieving the wearer from anaemia.

  • Emotional Healer

Prehnite helps in connecting wearer’s will with his one’s heart so that he can achieve the highest goodness. It brings peace and calm and enhances the protective shield around a person. The stone has the ability to lift up the person when he is facing some emotional turmoil. It clears the heart and mind from all the negative thoughts and ideas and promotes acceptance, forgiveness, emotional release, and empathy.

  • Spiritual Healer

Prehnite is helpful in building the trust of the wearer in the facts and realities that the universe holds. Prehnite is largely used for meditation purposes, and it lets the wearer know and discover about himself. By enhancing inner knowledge, it enhances spiritual growth and allows the wearer to be in tune with the divine energies.

  • Heals and Balances Chakra

Being the stone of vision, Prehnite is amazing in stimulating the third eye chakra. Hence, it also works well during meditation.

It opens up new dimensions of the wearer’s mind that induces him to welcome new ideas and approaches to make his life and activities better. Moreover, it is also associated with the heart chakra, which acts as the bridge between all the other chakras. The clarity of heart chakra is extremely important to maintain harmony between the relationships.

Prehnite Facts

Some facts about Prehnite

  • Elongated formations of Prehnite which are round at the top are called as "Prehnite Fingers" by collectors.
  • Prehnite was discovered in 1944 in the Jurassic volcanic rocks.
  • Prehnite is amazing for the people who are born in the month of spring i.e. between May and June.
  • According to Feng Shui, Prehnite uses wooden energy due to which it brings prosperity and affluence in the house and its members.

Prehnite Metaphysical Properties

Prehnite is made up of hydrated calcium aluminium silicate and occurs in soothing apple-green, green, or greenish-yellow shades. Manny of the specimens of Prehnite has fascinating and radiant appearance. Prehnite has a vitreous to glowing lustre that makes it perfect to be used for jewels and gems.

On the Moh’s scale of hardness, Prehnite has a rating of 6 to 6.5, which determines its medium hardness. Most of the Prehnite is semi-transparent or translucent and at times even transparent specimens are also found.

Prehnite is generally cut in curves or cabochon shapes. There are even such specimens of Prehnite found earlier, which displayed the cat’s eye effect, however, they are rare. Some of the faceted stones are popular in the jewellery market. Prehnite can more often be found in large sizes, sometimes as large as 100 carats. 

Prehnite is a relatively an inexpensive gem, however, superior quality Prehnite may be sold approximately equivalent to that of Citrine and Amethyst.

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Prehnite Color

The prominent color in which Prehnite is found is Green however, it is also found in brown, grey, and white colors.

Prehnite Colors

  • CleavageGood, in one direction, Poor, in one direction
  • Other Names
  • Crystal HabitGlobular, reniform to stalactitic
  • StreakWhite
  • Refractive Index1.616-1.649
  • DiaphaneityTranslucent
  • Mohs scale (hardness)6 - 6.5
  • SourcesSouth Africa, China, Australia, Scotland and the USA.
  • Chemical formulaCa2Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
  • LustreVitreous
  • ColorLight Green To Yellowish Green, Gray, Rarely White
  • Chakra HealingThird Eye Chakra,Heart chakra
  • BirthstoneJune
  • Zodiaclibra
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  • Ceras
    Nov 10, 2014, 5:26:17 PM

    Prehnite is the best talisman for the one who was born in the month of May and June. I want to use it as a Feng Shui element as it attracts affluence and prosperity in the house and towards the members of the family. Thanks for sharing.

  • Ila
    Nov 19, 2014, 5:07:18 PM

    Prehnite is best for the one who was born in the month of May or June. I want to try it as my needs are similar to its properties. Should I go for it? Please suggest.

  • Gemexi
    Nov 25, 2014, 4:59:11 AM

    Yeah Ila… if you find this talisman according to your requirements then take our good wishes and go for it. In order to get out off your confusion you may ask for astrologer advice. He will suggest you an apt and beneficial talisman.

  • Alba
    Apr 9, 2015, 3:42:47 AM

    this gemstone is used for raising the blood count this relieves the owner from anemia..i am also suffering from this problem.. should i wear it? please suggest...

  • Gemexi
    Apr 15, 2015, 2:36:32 AM

    yes Alba...prehnite has the power to reduce the issues related to may tune it...but simply don't rely on gemstones are used as an add-on cure in all the phases of the accept it as your helping will prove to be best for you...

  • Logan
    Jun 29, 2015, 3:43:11 AM

    I would like to share one useful thing about Prehnite stone as I am using this for about 2 years and I had nightmares so I started using this stone and it really helps for dreaming and remembering and it will alleviate nightmares, and help you to release deep fears.

  • Ukrit
    Jul 12, 2019, 12:04:00 AM

    This stone looks fabulous, its color, design, shine and everything looks pretty.

  • Tarvi
    Sep 9, 2019, 10:03:53 PM

    I really appreciate your collection of stone and for the silver jewelry too. it's really awesome. Thanks

  • wateela
    Oct 29, 2019, 10:04:43 PM

    Is it really working for the third eye chakra?

  • krisha
    Dec 17, 2019, 9:56:30 PM

    The healing properties of prehnite is very amazing and useful.Thank you gemexi for recommending.

  • kiwi
    Feb 11, 2020, 10:10:42 PM

    Your jewelry is so eye-catching and unique. I always wait for your new jewelry collection.

  • simmi
    Feb 12, 2020, 9:35:43 PM

    Such beautiful jewelry & it definitely matches with every look. Thanks a lot

  • jersey
    Jul 15, 2020, 5:25:32 AM

    This stone is marvellous.

  • Alice
    Dec 17, 2020, 4:47:18 AM

    A very rich information page and beautiful jewelry.

    Dec 19, 2020, 7:52:51 AM

    Thank you for your kind words.

  • Willow
    Jun 22, 2021, 9:29:43 AM

    The prehnite pendant is perfect, simple, and elegant that I bought from here. I haven't taken it off since I got it. It's so unique and pretty! I love it!

    Jun 22, 2021, 11:20:42 AM

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