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Green color symbolizes harmony. It occupies a central place in the color spectrum. It does not cause negative emotions, mostly perceived neutrally. However, as AA wrote Fersman: “something has always attracted a person to green tones.”

This color is often associated with the heart chakra, because it soothes spiritual wounds, helps maintain balance in the body, strengthens it. All shades of green colors help normalize heartbeat and pressure, reduce headache. Green color creates a sense of security.

There are many minerals in this color palette. Precious, semi-precious and ornamental stones are found in nature. They are also obtained by artificial means.

Green stones will always be at the peak of popularity. Each of these minerals is worthy of separate attention and admiration. Each has its own legend, story and mystery.

Green gemstones

This category includes emerald, demantoid, tsavorite.

Emerald

One of the most popular gemstones on the planet. Emerald is one of the variations of beryl. Jewelers are rightly appreciated by him because of the natural purity that is achieved due to the presence of chromium in it.

In its natural form, an emerald is not particularly attractive. Only after proper cutting does this stone turn out perfect. It is not framed with silver – for emeralds this is considered a bad manners.

The color scheme of emerald represents almost all green shades, from light to deep dark. If the color is not pure green, but with admixtures of yellow, for example, then the question arises of reducing the price.

Emerald began to be mined in Ancient Egypt. Many of these stones were discovered during the conquest of the Inca treasures. And references to him are already found in the description of the clothes of the high priests.

Today, emerald is mined in Colombia. Large deposits are also located in Russia, India and Afghanistan.

Used in the manufacture of rings or massive necklaces.

Demantoid

“Diamond-like” (this is how the name is translated from Greek and German) the stone has a very rich grassy green hue. He received great popularity with the Russian tsars and was an indicator of high status.

The color scheme of the demantoid is diverse. It can be either swamp green or emerald. There are also yellow varieties. It has a strong light refraction, hence the beautiful play of light.

The demantoid is popular only in our country; The deposit of this stone was found near Yekaterinburg, in the Northern Urals. The maximum production for all time was only 104 kg and was carried out in 1913. They find a demantoid in Kamchatka and under Nizhny Tagil. Also, in the 1990s, a deposit was discovered that was similar in quality and composition to stone in Namibia. However, the Ural pebbles are most valuable than foreign counterparts.

Tsavorite

It was first discovered in 1967. This is a rather expensive gemstone. His popularity quickly gained thanks to the same Tiffany & Co.Named after the find, near the Tsavo River, in Tanzania. This is a purely marketing move invented by the head of Tiffany & Co.

In addition to East Africa, tsavorite is mined on the island of Madagascar.

In nature, mainly stones up to 3 carats are found. They are also used in jewelry. It looks best in daylight in a silver frame. In this case, the natural color manifests itself in all its glory. Also can be used for cabochons.

The tsavorite has a distinctive feature – it is not processed and is not created synthetically.

Semi-precious stones of green color

Chrysoprase

If you literally translate the name of this stone, then from Greek it will sound like “green gold.” The mineral has been known since ancient times. According to legend, Alexander the Great himself always took it with him.

The best deposits are Germany, USA, Kazakhstan and Brazil. In Poland, there are deposits known since ancient times. And Australia is the leader in terms of the amount of mined minerals.

It is used in various jewelry: rings, necklaces, bracelets. It is used both in its entirety and inserted into various precious metals. However, the jewelry popularity of chrysoprase at all times was different. In ancient Egypt, the mineral was inserted into the center of jewelry compositions and was highly valued. The next wave of popularity rose only in the second half of the 18th century and does not fade to the present day.

Moldavit

The origin of the mineral is associated with the fall of meteorites. The name received in honor of the toponym – the Vltava River (in German “Moldau”). It has an interesting bottle-green color, which is why it is often called a “glass stone”. This is the only tektite that is presented as a jewelry material.

The stone is very interesting in its structure, and is successfully used in jewelry. Many jewelry is made with it: earrings, brooches, rings, bracelets and much more. It is combined with other precious and semiprecious stones.

The Czech Republic is the only place to date where it will find Moldavite.

Jade

The name comes from the word “jade” (from Spanish it means “lumbar stone”).

This is a rather rare stone and is found mainly in the Urals.
Due to its excellent texture and color, it is widely used in the manufacture of rings, brooches, beads and bracelets. Translucent jadeites are most valued in the jewelry industry.

Three types of minerals are distinguished in jewelry: imperial (a transparent stone of the highest quality), utilities (a popular and inexpensive variety), and commercial (most often used in jewelry).

Ornamental green stones

Aventurine

Translated from Italian means “happiness” and “adventure.” Green color is one of the varieties of this stone.

 

Engaged in the mining of aventurine in Russia (Urals), Austria, Brazil. A green mineral has been discovered in India.

Aventurine is popular in Southeast Asia. In past centuries, we used it for inserts in various jewelry: rings, earrings, brooches, cufflinks.

The material was mainly used for the manufacture of vases, cutlery, signets, pens, souvenirs, etc.

Coil

It is called so for its similarity with the coloring of snake skin. Known to the world for about 5 millennia. As an ornamental stone, it has been used for about 400 years.

They are mined in various places in Russia: in Siberia, the Urals and the North Caucasus. There are also deposits in the USA, India, New Zealand, Afghanistan and Mongolia.

From a long time ago the coil was an ornamental stone. It is used for wall cladding, creating decorative elements and souvenirs. Jewelers with pleasure prefer a coil as a material for inexpensive jewelry, figurines and caskets, vases and utensils.

Malachite

Valuable jewelry and ornamental stone. It is widely used in the manufacture of cabinet decorations: vases, caskets, table lamps and ashtrays.

In our country, malachite is mined in the Urals (near Yekaterinburg) – it was from here that material was supplied for the design of the Malachite Hall in the Winter Palace and the columns of St. Isaac’s Cathedral. The foreign spectrum of deposits is wide: Chile, Romania, Australia, Zimbabwe, USA (Arizona), Namibia. Today, the main supplier is Zaire.

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Like many other ornamental stones of green color, jade has been known since ancient times.
It was very popular due to its strength (5 times harder than granite and 2 times stronger than steel), durability and processing ability.

Green jade is the most popular variety of this stone in the world (there are still white and black). It began to be mined in the Chinese provinces, and from the 18th century another field was discovered – in Burma. And later, jade began to be found in different parts of the world. Today it is mined in Italy, Germany, India, Switzerland, Central Asia. In Russia, jade is mined in the southern Urals.

All the time, jade was used as a material for household items and jewelry. Jade talismans are very popular today.

Properties of green stones

Green stones symbolize growth and development. It is the color of nature itself, tranquility and harmony.

Such minerals can positively affect the cardiovascular system, normalize blood pressure and reduce arrhythmia. From a psychological point of view, green stones help overcome aggression, soften the character.

Those who often wear green stone jewelry are able to articulate their thoughts clearly and clearly.

Green gemstones, in particular emerald, have long been considered symbols of wisdom. It is believed that these minerals have the property of combating evil inclinations: laziness, deceit and infidelity. They are able to dissipate any negative energy.

Semi-precious stones (for example, chrysoprase) are considered companions of success of its owner. They deflect slander and evil eye. Perfect for those people who fundamentally want to change their lives.

Chrysoprase very well helps in the treatment of eye diseases; and for those whose work is associated with visual stress, it is simply necessary to wear chrysoprase with you.

If the owner of this stone is in danger, then the amulet is able to change its shade (cloud).

Moldavit, like many green stones, helps with eye diseases and normalizes blood pressure. However, this stone can not be contacted for a long time – this can lead to increased bile formation.

Regarding the ornamental stones of green color, it is worth noting that it was jade and malachite from ancient times that were considered a panacea for all known diseases. People literally bowed to these stones. Today, jade balls are used in many countries as massage elements. Plates of this material are applied to sore spots, and jewelry can save its owner from insomnia and nightmares.

Such stones are an excellent basis for talismans and amulets of scientists. Anyone who carries a jade product will be successful in everything and always.

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