Prehnite, named after Colonel Hendrik Von Prehn, a Dutch mineralogist, it is found in various locations worldwide, including South Africa, China, and the United States. Its formation is intricately linked to hydrothermal processes and it typically occurs in association with minerals like zeolites and calcite, creating striking combinations of colors and crystal habits.
Metaphysically, Prehnite is associated with heart-centered energies. It is believed to promote qualities of unconditional love, compassion, and inner peace. As a stone of healing, Prehnite is thought to alleviate stress, anxiety, and emotional burdens, fostering emotional well-being. It encourages harmony and balance in relationships, nurturing connections both with others and with the self.