Hedenbergite inclusions in quartz

Weight: 3.53 ct
Size: 15.4 x 7.2 x 4.3 mm


Color: green
Cut: cushion, faceted
Treatments: not treated in any way
Origin: Serifos island, Greece
Comments: The color of green quartz from Serifos, also called prasem, is traditionally related to inclusions of tiny of hedenbergite needles. Nevertheless, the authors of the book “Magic world: Inclusions in quartz” analyzed several samples by XRD and only found actinolitic amphibole.
Rough material photo:  Field of view 6 cm

Hedenbergite inclusions Serifos Greece