Bask in the joy of unconditional love.
Connect with angels and spirit guides.
Be in harmony with your surroundings.
Trust yourself and have faith in others.
Let Prehnite inspire you to be more kind to yourself.
Mineralogy of Prehnite
Mineral Family: Phyllosilicates
Chemical Composition: Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Color: Yellow-green, brown-yellow
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Form/Habit: Tabular, botryoidal masses
Hardness: 6- 6.5
Luminescence: Yellowish-white (long wave) / Blueish-white (short wave)
Luster: Vitreous to pearly
Transparency: Transparent, translucent
Location: Prehnite deposits are located in Australia, China, Scotland, South Africa and the United States.
Mineral Family: Prehnite is a carbonate Copper Silcate mineral. Silicate minerals are the largest family of minerals, including more than 25% of all known minerals and 40% of all common minerals. In addition to being a major part of the Earth’s crust, Silicate minerals have also been found on the moon and in meteorites. Silicates are minerals which contain the elements Silicon (a light gray shiny metal) and Oxygen (a colorless gas). Together, these two elements form a tetrahedron – a shape similar to a pyramid – with a Silicon atom in the center and Oxygen atoms at each of the four corners. These tetrahedra connect with other chemical structures, in six different ways, to form various minerals and rocks. There are six main groups of Silicate minerals, and these main groups are further subdivided into secondary subdivisions, such as Quartz and Feldspar. Prehnite belongs to the Phyllosilicate group, whose tetrahedra connect at three corners to form hexagonal rings. This group also includes such well-known minerals as Chrysocolla, Fuchsite, Lepidolite, Prehnite, Seraphinite, and Serpentine.
Formation: Typically formed in the cavities of volcanic rocks associated with zeolites and calcite and in the mineral veins in granite
Mining: Prehnite is typically mined as a secondary mineral, where the principal purpose is to mine Igneous rocks, such as Granite.
Enhancements: All Prehnites are natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting and polishing.
History of Prehnite
Prehnie is a relatively “new” healing stone whose healing properties have only recently been explored. It was not included in any of the older lapidaries, texts that describe gemstones and their powers. Prehnite was first discovered in the dolerite hills of Karoo, a semi-desert region of South Africa.
During the late eighteenth century, the southern most tip of Africa was a Dutch Colony, centered around the Cape of Good Hope. Prehnite was found by Hendrik Von Prehn (1733-1785) during his time as commander of the military forces of the Colony from 1769-1780. Von Prehn, like many other aristocratic men of his time, was well educated in languages and interested in the natural sciences, including geology and mineralogy. Correctly believing that he had found a new mineral, he brought back an example of the green stone to Europe where it was analyzed by the German geologist, A.G. Werner (1749-1817). In 1788, Werner officially determined that Prehnite was a new mineral and named it after its discoverer, who had recently passed away. This marks the first known instance of a mineral being named after a person.
Healing Properties of Prehnite
Spiritual: Prehnite reminds us that we are intimately connected to the Divine and all of creation. Moreover, these connections provide a limitless source for healing energy and spiritual enrichment. Prehnite enhances our ability to visualize and communicate with beings from other dimensions, such as fairies, extraterrestrials and angels, particularly Archangel Raphael, the angel of healing. It also amplifies our spiritual hearing, allowing us to receive important insights during meditation and prayer, as well as during intuitive or psychic readings. Prehnite is a particularly effective stone for grid work, especially large outdoor pieces, providing harmonious energy and a protective vibrational field. It is attuned to the Solar Plexus and Heart Chakras and linked to the astrological sign of Libra. It is connected to the element of Earth and Water and vibrates to the number 5.
Emotional: Prehnite carries the essence of unconditional love. It has a soft, gentle energy that clears away negative emotions so that they don’t become entrenched in our emotional body. It helps us to not take issues personally or hold on to grudges. Prehnite leaving us feeling emotionally clean and refreshed. It helps us to let go of anything we no longer need, whether that means physical objects that are cluttering our space, or emotional beliefs that are separating us from joy and peace. Prehnite helps us to trust ourselves and the world around us more. It is a wonderful Feng Shui stone and can be used to turn a space into a loving home and peaceful sanctuary.
Mental: Prehnite helps us to stay in the present moment and to resist the impulse to engage in negative imaginings, such as ruminating on the past or visualizing a disastrous future. It is an empowering stone, encouraging us to make important decisions and to take action, rather than giving into avoidance behaviors. It encourages us to accept the truth, even if unpleasant, and to ask ourselves, “knowing what I currently know, what is the most loving and logical course?” and to act act accordingly. It helps us to stay calm and be prepared no matter what happens. Prehnite can help us to work through phobias and reduce nightmares.
Physical: Prehnite is most often used to by metaphysical healers to treat the physical heart, as well as the kidney, bladder and urinary tract. It is believed to heal and balance the circulatory and lymphoid systems, and to stimulate metabolism. Prehnite can also be used to determine the root cause, be it spiritual, emotional, mental or purely physical, of a problem that is manifesting in the body. Prehnite is one of the primary healing stones used to “heal the healer”.
Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.
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These Prehnites were mined in Mali and tumbled in South Africa.
I met the owner of the South African tumbling company at the 2014 Gem and Mineral show in Tucson, Arizona. This company only sells tumbled stones twice a year, once at the Tucson show and later at the Sainte Marie Aux Mines International Mineral and Gem Expo in Provence, France. They offer the largest selection of high quality tumbled stones in the industry and are one of my favorite suppliers.
It is now my pleasure to hand-select a beautiful Prehnites for you.
This price is for one stone.
You can buy a single Prehnite or several, depending on your individual needs. Each Prehnite measures approximately 1 inch at its longest length and has a unique shape with soft edges.
The stone I pick for you will be smooth and free of chips, and be a beautiful translucent bright green. If you buy multiple stones, I will choose stones that look and feel particularly good together. Stones will be cleansed and smudged with sage before being shipped to you.
With their beautiful color and clean energies, these Prehnites are perfect for crystal healing. Add them to a medicine bag, place them on an altar, use them in a crystal elixir, fashion them into jewelry or simply carry them in your pocket.
Safe Handling of Prehnite
Prehnite contains Aluminum and as such should NOT be used to make direct-infusion “Prehnite water” for drinking or bathing. Having too much Aluminum in the body is toxic, and drinking direct-infusion elixirs of Aluminum-derived stones is dangerous. You can however, make a safe elixir using an indirect method – simply place the stone near, but not touching, the water.
Good To Know:
Prehnite are physically durable stones. As long as they are rounded and without thin edges, they can be carried in a pocket or medicine bag, or worn as jewelry on an everyday basis, without significant danger of the stone chipping or breaking.
Prehnite can be physically cleansed with water or a dusting cloth.
Prehnite can be energetically cleansed using any method. They will appreciate being soaked in fresh water, set outside to absorb the moonlight, and/or being smudged with smoke or incense. Use your own intuition to determine the best method.
Prehnite can be left in sunshine for extended periods of time without losing their color, especially if the stone is opaque, rather than translucent or transparent. However, it is always considered a “best practice” to keep your stones and crystals out of direct sunlight as much as possible.
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