All about Green
Green is our signature brand colour and a huge inspiration to owners Marcus and Trudi. While travelling around South East Asia in the mid 90s, the gorgeous vibrant, green, rice fields in Ubud, Bali, influenced their jewellery designs and is still part of our branding now.
Green is universally associated with nature, linked as it is to grass, plants and trees. It also represents balance and re-birth. A versatile colour, it complements summer outfits and brightens up winter ones.
We've got a fabulous selection of green colour stones to add to your collection, and we love every single one of them!
Peridot is a bright yellowish-green that reminds us of spring grass. The stone is normally faceted, giving it a beautiful twinkle as the light hits it, perfect for adding colour and sparkle to any outfit.
The official birthstone for August since 1912, this stone is also aligned with the zodiac sign of Leo and is the traditional stone for 16th wedding anniversary.
Peridot has been favoured since the earliest civilizations for its protective powers. First mined by the Egyptians in 1500BC, they called peridot the ‘sun gem’ believing it had fallen from the sky.
Peridot teaches that holding on to people, or the past, is counterproductive and it helps release ‘old baggage’. Peridot is believed to alleviate jealousy, resentment, spite and anger.
Malachite is a vivid blueish-green with light and dark green banded areas. A popular stone and loved by many, we find Malachite pieces don't tend to stay in our shops for long! Found wherever copper is mined, Malachite is often the result from weathering of copper ores.
The ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans believed malachite warded off evil spirits and it was often carved into amulets.
Malachite is known as a protection stone and it is thought to absorb negative energies and pollution. It brings balance and harmony and opens the heart to unconditional love. Malachite is also known as a stone of transformation, life is lived more intensely under the influence of this adventurous stone which encourages risk-taking and change.
Green Amber is a dark green colour that reminds us of mossy forests and winter. Most people will recognise the common Toffee coloured Amber, but many are surprised to learn that Amber comes in other shades. At Silver Scene, we especially love the dark green hue.
Amber is made from fossilized tree resin and can sometimes contain small insects and animals. The majority of Amber comes from the Baltic region and washes up onto its shores. It ranges between 35 to 50 million years old!
Used in jewellery and talismans as far back as the Stone Age, it was so highly valued by the Vikings, who called it Baltic gold, that they used it as a currency similar in value to actual gold.
Amber is believed to be a natural purifier and healer, drawing out pain and negative energies from the body and transforming them into clear positive energy. It stimulates the body’s own mechanisms to heal itself and increases vitality and aids tissue regeneration. It is known to bring good luck and is a highly protective stone, especially for children.
As a love crystal, amber is believed to be a good-luck talisman for increasing natural radiance and attracting lasting love.
Green Amethyst is a very pale green colour, to the point where it feels more like a clear stone with a hint of green. It is normally faceted cut, creating an understated stone with beautiful sparkle.
Green Amethyst is actually a type of Amethyst that contains certain iron compounds which when heated changes colour from purple to green. This can happen naturally and is known as Prasiolite, but it is very rare. The practice of heat-treating stone is common in the gemmological industry and it does not compromise the value of the resulting coloured stone. It is still a natural gemstone.
Green Amethyst is a highly spiritual stone. It is known to open the mind and bring prosperity by enhancing decision-making abilities, emotions and will power. Because it derives from Amethyst it also shares some of its properties such as preventing drunkenness and addiction and is used to alleviate sleeplessness, migraines and mental problems.
Green Amethyst is an extremely powerful and protective stone.
Pictured: One-Off Chrysoprase Freya Pendant
Chrysoprase is normally an apple green coloured stone, but can vary to deep green. While most green stones owe their colour to chromium or vanadium, chrysoprase get its colour from its nickel content. It is found in Australia, Brazil, the Ural Mountains and the US.
Chrysoprase was used by the Greeks, Romans and the Egyptians in jewellery and other ornamental objects. It used to be referred to as ‘the stone of Venus’. It was the most favourite stone of Alexander the Great, he wore a bridle embedded with a giant chrysoprase stone for his battles and he considered it to be his lucky talisman. In ancient times it was considered a protection stone on sea voyages.
Chrysoprase is thought to draw out talent and promote creativity. It is believed to encourage fidelity in both business and personal relationships. It is thought of as a calming stone and stimulates speech and mental dexterity. Chrysoprase is excellent for relaxation and peaceful sleep preventing nightmares.