Hardness: 7 Mohs
Enhancement Code: Irradiation
Green A: Light slightly yellowish green; eye clean; good cut; good polish
Care: Rated “good” for everyday wear. Avoid direct sunlight and exposure to heat which may cause colour to fade. Avoid contact with chemicals. To clean, gently scrub with a soft toothbrush and a solution of mild dish soap and warm water, or clean in an at-home ultrasonic unit.
Major Sources: Brazil, Madagascar, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uruguay
Sometimes referred to as prasiolite, the colour of green quartz recalls the new leaves of spring. One of the earliest stones to be venerated, the beauty of quartz led people to believe that this versatile stone was ice, transformed into an eternal gem by the gods. Green quartz is a breath of fresh colour, verdantly gorgeous at a reasonable price.