The green stones are the most abundant and popular of all the colors in the mineral kingdom. They include Malachite, Green Aventurine, Emerald, Green Calcite, Prehnite, Peridot, Green Fluorite, Green Jade and Chrysoprase.
Green stones have been used for centuries to promote prosperity and wealth. In recent times they have also been found to be effective in healing mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety.
Malachite is found predominantly in Cornwall, England and the areas surrounding Sinai, Egypt. It is green with a bluish-green streak, which gives it a distinctively banded appearance. Malachite has been known since ancient times and was used as both an ornament and a gemstone.
Emeralds are said to have been found from earliest times. The largest known emerald is on show in the Treasury, London. Emerald is a variety of the mineral beryl. The word emerald is derived from the Greek word "emeraldos" which means “green gemstone.”
Prehnite gets its green color because it’s an inosilicate of calcium and aluminium. In metaphysics, Prehnite is used for consciousness and divinity. Peridot is a brilliant, rare green gemstone. It was first discovered in 1725 and is found primarily in Sri Lanka. Peridot is a variety of the mineral olivine and has the ideal composition for gemstone qualities such as hardness, cleavage, sparkle, and transparency.
A common mineral, Green Fluorite is a variety of Fluorite that displays a vivid green color. It is also known as Green Ice and Green Calcite. Green Fluorite is a calcite mineral with a green color and can be found in shale shales, limestone, dolomite, and marble. Green Fluorite has been mined in Brazil, the United States, Mexico, and China.
Green Jade is an ornamental stone with unique green color, which will be appreciated by many people as it has relatively low price and ease in availability. There are some sources that say this stone has been used to make jewelry since the Stone Age. These stones are also available in different sizes, from large to small, with yellow, green and brown shades.
Chrysoprase is a green variety of the mineral, Chalcedony. It is a stone with an emerald green color which is often compared to Jade in appearance. However, this stone has a hardness of 6.5-7 on the Mohs scale, while Jade only has a hardness of 6.5 on the Mohs scale.
Green Aventurine is an opaque lighter green variety of Chrysoprase, which is often used in jewelry and in the decoration of buildings. It is a stone of prosperity and manifestation.
Green Opal is very common and widely available, but this stone is beautiful in its lightness and playfulness. Green Opal lends a gentle energy that promotes joy and hope.
Green stones are used in the metaphysical community for those at a stage in their spiritual journey who feel they are ready to embrace all things related to the color green. They are used often as an energy stone for practitioners who are working with issues of manifestation or creativity. Green crystals also have a calming effect on the mind and encourage a less scattered mindset. Green stones are commonly used in crystal grids or formations for healing or energy work.