With its bright, almost luminescent green coloring Prehnite is an attractive mineral that can have a very good lustre. Prehnite was the first mineral to be named after a person, the Dutch minerologist Colonel Hendrik von Prehn (1733-1785), who discovered the mineral in Jurassic Dolerite in the Cradock district of the Eastern Cape Province in the early 18th Century. Prehnite was therefore the first type-locality species discovered in South Africa.
Prehnite has been cut into cabochons or faceted for Jewelry or it can be carved into many interesting shapes. This particular Prehnite Hand Carving is a Buddha that will bring you luck and will help you develop your intuitive senses.