I was just at a gem show talking to some bead dealers about
Prasiolite. Every single one of them identified it as green amethyst
and not Prasiolite. When I asked, "Is this Prasiolite?" they
responded: "No, it's green amethyst". One of these guys even cuts his
own materials and was offended when I tried to tell him that there
was no such thing as green amethyst.
Now I just nod and smile.
Not meaning to stir the pot on this debate, just wanted to report.
So, when I sell this stone to a customer, I wonder if they will know
what Prasiolite is. I'll probably have to mention "green amethyst".
Amery Carriere Designs