Prehnite is a pale yellow-green stone made primarily of calcium and aluminum. Some forms have iron in them as well, which causes a darker orange-yellow color, but the majority are quite pale and milky, not at all see-through. Its crystalline structure gives it a glittery appearance, although it can be polished very smooth and make beautiful milky translucent jewelry.
The first recorded description of prehnite is from 1788, where Colonel Hendrick von Prehn discovered it in Cape Province in South Africa.
It was named after von Prehn, who was the commander of the Dutch military forces in South Africa, and who was quick to introduce Prehnite into South Africa’s booming trade in gemstones (remember, South Africa is one of the main sources of diamonds in the modern world).
Prehnite heals the kidneys and bladder, thymus gland, shoulders, chest and lungs. It treats gout and blood disorders. Prehnite repairs the connective tissue in the body and can stabilize malignancy.
Prehnite is useful for supporting the health of bones, teeth, hair and nails. It amplifies the ability to endure physically stressful situations over long periods of time when you might otherwise feel weathered and weary. Prehnite is beneficial for careers involving extreme attention to details like accountants, editors, surgeons, nurses, seamstresses and tailors.
Prehnite stimulates the metabolism of fat and accelerates the removal of toxins stored in it. This stone stimulates all regeneration processes of the body.
Prehnite helps balance and heal the circulatory system and the lymph. It can assist in clearing toxins and wastes from the body through the lymphatic and urinary systems. It is useful in calming infections of the urinary tract or the glands.
It is helpful for healing the kidneys, bladder, thymus gland, shoulders, chest and lungs. It treats gout and blood disorders, repairs the connective tissues in the body and can stabilize malignancy.