Prasiolite is the green form of the mineral quartz. It does form naturally, but to the best of my knowledge, most if not all the prasiolite on the market is heat treated amethyst, hence its more common name "green amethyst." This is a standard procedure for most gems and the color is stable for the life of the stone.
This stone is incredibly bright and flashy! To show the beauty its difficult to capture it in the above pictures. Therefore you can watch a short videoclip of this stone here > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdS_f45O94U and also some short videoclips of the cutting process. Or you can see them on my instagram account here > https://www.instagram.com/woodycnc/
The modern brilliant cut was designed by MJPLOY and is titled "Chrysantheum", and has been cut by me. It's a good sized stone, too, weighing in at 5.05 carats, and measuring 12mm in diameter x 8 mm deep.
All my stones are hand-cut by me on a faceting machine I made myself with the help from my cnc machine.
The stone you are buying is always the stone pictured. Please see my shop policies for more information, or feel free to contact me with your questions and feedback.
Thanks for looking and have a nice day!
Ps: this stone is custom cut to an excellent grade by me, its not the fair quality many commercial/factory cut stones are. I have seen many of them and they are cut to get the biggest stone out of the rough in the shortest time. The custom process takes time and a great deal of effort. Custom-cut gemstones don’t fit into the mass production process that retail outlets demand.
I'm a perfectionist and carefully make sure all facets meet exactly, no undercutting or overcutting or other mistakes I tolerate. This stone I did in 3 days of work. A real beauty to be set in a ring or pendant! So its a stone not for the masses but for the people who appreciate quality and see the hard work put in the stones.
The items are carefully packed and nicely wrapped. Of course they can be sent to someone as a gift, please let me know. I can include a personal note for you.
The package is shipped by PostNL, a reliable shipping company. Of course I can not be held responsible for delays. Shipping time depends on where you live, average is 1-3 weeks, but it can be up to 6 weeks occasionally. Nothing can be done about this, it is uncommon though.
Items always ship to the address given during Etsy checkout. So please make sure that it is correct!
All possible additional fees or taxes/VAT/import duties are to be paid by the customer! Please be aware with the rules about this in your country and think before ordering!
For sending Gemstones :
All orders under €100 will ship without tracking or insurance. All orders over €100 will be shipped by PostNL with tracking and insurance to the value of the order. So that's why you see increased shipping costs.
I'm not responsible for any items lost or damaged in the mail, and will not offer refunds in this case of either situation.
Ready to ship items will be shipped in 1-3 days after payment. Made to order or custom order items will take 1-3 weeks to make. However, there could be a waiting list. Please contact me if your item has to arrive in time for a special occasion, I can let you know how soon I can have it ready for you. Dutch buyers can also pay by bank referral (bankoverschrijving), please contact me.
Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Custom or personalized orders
Perishable products (like food or flowers)
Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Additional return information
Please feel free to contact me if there is a problem. I want to know! Sent me an email and we will find a reasonable solution. I want you to be absolutely happy with your purchase.
Refunds can be made if you request this within 2 weeks after arrival. The refund will be made after the item has returned to me in good shape. Shipping costs are payed by the customer.
Returning an item and getting a refund is a lot of work for us both. Please consider your purchase carefully before buying!. Feel free to ask questions about the item before purchase.
Custom made items are paid for up front. After completing the order I will send you photos to approve. Minor adjustments can be made at that point. If you for some reason do not approve you will get a refund. After shipment custom made orders are not refundable.