So your birthday is this month but you're really not crazy about the color of your birthstone - purple. Well you now know that you can have a beautiful piece of jewelry with your birthstone in the translucsent and elegant light green amethyst.
From the family of Quartz, green amethyst have naturally been found. Speculations are that heat produced by geological events cause the production of natural green deposits. Natural prasiolite crystals are often dichroic, meaning they appear as different colors when observed under different lighting.
In most cases they are heat treated. The green in green Amethyst comes when heat is applied to it, usually Amethyst will turn yellow, brown or orange but the Amethyst containing specific properties of iron will turn green.
Green Amethyst also called Prasiolite has a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale and like all Quartz are composed of silicon dioxide (SiO2). Durable and scratch-resistant enough for daily wear, they are perfect for jewelry and can make a spectacular statement in large carats.
World renowned Belgian diamond cutter Gabi Tolkowsky, cousin of Marcel Tolkowsky who in 1919 developed the Ideal cut, played a cd to his audience during a conference a while back, and blew their mind away. An abstract spacey sound filled the room. This random but beautiful new age type, other-worldly melody played for a while before Mr. Tolkowsky announced the composers - 2 diamonds.
Yes, you may soon want to hear what your diamond sounds like, and know what melody it is playing for you. While you may not find Tolkowsky's diamond music as an MP3 readily downloadable, you won't be able to deny the dreamy and striking melodies if you heard it. With the advance technology today, it is possible to translate lightwave patterns to soundwaves, and each diamond possesses a unique pattern, it too can create a unique sound.
One day you may go to your jeweler and select a diamond not only because of its visual characteristics but also for its unique sound!