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Prehnite Custom Cut Gemstones

Prehnite Is The First Gem To Be Named After A Person


The prehnite gem stone is a yellowish green in color, at times green prehnite can be found with no hues of yellow. Rarer or less popular colors of prehnite are whitish or greyish. When used by the gems and jewelry industry, prehnite gems are generally green or yellowish green in color. In early 2000 there were reports of orange color prehnite gems, the find was made near the manganese mines in Kalahari, South Africa. Not much of orange prehnite has been visible in recent times. It is quite possible that this and other Prehnite colors enter the market over the next decade or two. The rather modest price of prehnite stones does not hold any special fascination for large scale exploration.

Prehnite can be quite opaque, however a transluscent material is what gem and jewelry lovers look for. The light color of this gemstone is better held by some amount of transluscence in the stone. Transparent prehnite gemstones are rarely seen, the light color of the gemstone would appear quite pale in a fully transparent gem. The lustre of this gem stone is best described as vitreous or pearly. This combined with it's calm green color, makes it a soothing gem.

There is something very interesting about the origin of the name, Prehnite. The stone was first seen in the Cape of Good Hope (South Africa). A wealthy Dutch colonel who also happened to be the governer of the Cape of Good Hope at that time, is credited with first spotting Prehnite. The name of the governer was Colonel Hendrik Von Prehn and the stone was named after him. It was also the first time in history that a gem stone was named after a person. There are quite a few stones named after people but, this was after the naming of Prehnite. The stone is today found in many other places including China, Austria, Namibia, India and Australia.

Although officially named Prehnite, this stone has a few other names too. China is one of the sources for prenhite, it is often called 'putao yu' by the Chinese. Translated into English this would mean 'grape jade'. The fact ofcourse is that Prehnite has nothing to do with jade. If you see prehhite in it's natural formation, it appears like a bunch of grapes.Since most Chinese prenhite is a yellowish green, the reference to 'jade' is made in the local name 'grape jade'. You should know that the composition and structure of jade and prehhite are totally different, so do not confuse one with the other. Another interesting but equally confusing name used for Prehnite is 'cape emerald'. Remember that the first find of this stone was made at the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. The green color of the stone is what prompted it to be called 'emerald'. Suffice it to say that, prehnite is not related in any way to jade or emerald, it is a pretty gemstone in it's own right.

Durability is one factor that will be relvant to all Prenhnite factors, so a few suggestions should be welcome. With a hardness of 6 to 6.5 on the Mohs scale, this stone could be worn in all types of jewelry. In case you wondered how this hardness relates to other gemstones, you will be pleased to know that Prehnite is much more sturdy than the very much more popular, Opal. A small amount of moisture is naturally present in the gem stone. Heat can cause the gem to dehydrate and more importantly, Prehnite cannot regain it's lost moisture.

When it comes to looking after prehnite gems or prenhite jewelry, avoid using harsh detergents or getting them into close contact with chemicals and acids. A soft cloth or brush and some mild soap in water is the best way to clean this gem stone. We would also not recommend using ultrasonic cleaners to wash prehnite gemstones or jewelry. Water at room temperature should ideally be used for cleaning this gem, hot water is not recommended. There is an excellent advice for those of you who are familiar with opal gems. Though prehnite gems are not as fragile as opals, it is good to use the same treatment for prehnite as you would for opals.  

This information related to the metaphysical properties of prehnite stones is provided by only by way of information. We do not make any claim about the special powers of this or any other gem stone. Many people believe that prehnite makes the mind and soul prepared for better and higher things. It is also supposed to make a person open hearted and more receptive to diverse opinions and changes. Prenhite reduces the normal urge to resist change and therefore encourages development. By enhancing spiritual communication this gem stone is believed to aid lucid dreaming. It has for long been respected as a 'prediction stone', something that makes it possible to make intelligent guesses. The serence green color of the gem also makes it a 'stress reliever'.

Kaisilver can custom cut prehnite stones the shape, size and quantity that you need. This is infact possible for all gem stones and not just prenhite loose gemstones. We welcome even the smallest order for loose gemstones, even as small as a single piece. You can order just the loose gems or request for a complete gold or silver gem stone to be made according to your design or ours.

Who Is Kaisilver?

Having established itself as the world's leading online custom jewelry provider, Kaisilver now extends it's merchandise line to include gems. While there is no shortage of gem stones in the global market, reliable sources for the retail buyer requirements are not many. Most retail gem dealers work with limited inventories, this reduces buyer options. Another problem with these small dealers is the lack of information and reliability when it comes to gem authenticity and value for money. Kaisilver with it's wide network of gemstone mining and manufacturing resources, is the best source for gems of all types, shapes, sizes and cuts. With a support team that is compromised of jewelry and gemstone experts, the advice and suggestions made by the team relate to your requirements and not to fixed sales targets. The website shows a small sampling of the gems that we offer. You can infact request for just about any gem on the globe. All gems are sourced directly from the source, closely inspected and then custom cut by our expert cutters. With a buyer base that includes fashion models, government officials, casino and resort owners, lawyers, financial experts, students and professors, doctors and surgeons, sportsmen and newsreaders we have become the preferred choice for quality gems and jewelry. By cutting out middlemen commissions and multiple agents, we provide great value for your money. Our large online operation does not stop us from welcoming even the smallest order. Gold and silver jewelry is custom made with equal attention to quality, material and craftsmanship. You can choose from our designs or send us detailed for the style and design that you need.

 

How To Order?

The process to order gems and custom jewelry at Kaisilver is similar. We do not expect you to make a rush purchase. We do wish that you take the time to discuss your requirements with our experts. They will be in a position to provide constructive suggestions that will guide you to make well informed buying decisions. Email all your requirements to sales@kaisilver.com provide as much inputs as possible to help us make relevant suggestions. For example if you are keen on getting a green gemstone but, are not particular about it being an emerald mention this in your email. Our gem experts might suggest a green tourmaline or even a peridot instead of an emerald. This suggestion would reduce our profit margins but will give you a gem that, is much cheaper and even more durable as compared to an emerald. When it comes to payments we offer some very suitable options. Paypal is the preferred form of payment, it is fair to the buyer and seller. The buyer when using paypal never needs to reveal credit card of bank information to the seller. We also accept direct bank transfers but prefer to do this on a case by case basis. When it comes to online transactions these days, both buyer and seller are afraid of frauds. It is quite possible that you do not feel comfortable working with us at Kaisilver. We sometimes feel a little uncomfortable with certain transactions too and prefer to keep away from them. There have always been fears of processing payments through Western Union money transfers. With the latest fraud reports, fake sellers and even fake buyers have been pulling off many online frauds using this mode of payment. At the same time we do understand that armed forces from the U.S who are stationed in various global positions sometimes have no other mode of payment besides Western Union. We therefore accept this mode of payment but at the same time, request you to avoid this mode if you do not feel comfortable using it. Shipping is done through FEDEX and you can expect a production lead time of around 4 to 5 weeks from the date of order confirmation and receipt of payment. Every jewel is fully custom made and requires the complete attention and concentration of highly skilled craftsmen. When it comes to gems, we could provide faster lead times and this can be discussed for each specific order.

Buyer Testimonials.

Below are a few comments from some of our buyers. As mentioned above we have a very serious interest in buyer satisfaction since our very existence depends solely depends on satisfied buyers. A high degree of repeat orders and a large number of orders being received through buyer recommendations has been at the heart of our success. Kaisilver buyers include people from all professions and walks of life. Fashion models, sportsmen, politicians, lawyers, financial experts, doctors and surgeons, members of the armed forces, newsreaders and journalists, students, casino and resort owners make up most of our buyer list.

.......received ring yesterday as you promised. it is stunning, more beautiful than i expected. the design and craftsmanship are outstanding. thank you again, it has been a pleasure doing business with you. i will highly recommend you to everyone i know, and look forward to doing business with you in the future. your entire staff has been professional and you displayed a high degree of honesty and integrity throughout the transaction. thank your staff and your craftsman for their incredible work. please feel free to use me as a reference as a EXTREMELY satisfied customer. take care, i wish you all well. Lt. Colonel James William Brady USA, Ret. Beverly Hills, Florida
Thank you very much for all your information and help with the production and safe delivery of the ring. It is indeed more than I had hoped forand I'm sure will be a winner with my wife. It is a shame that other firms can not be as helpful, you are all to be congratulated - Thank you again. Mr.Peter Keeble, U.K.

The ring arrived and it is beautiful. Thank you for such a wonderful job. I will be looking at your website over the next couple of weeks to place an additional order. Your workmanship and pricing is excellent.
Thanks again,
Dr. David Williams, U.S

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