Introducing Prehnite: The New Neutral Gemstone
As we considered our current gemstone selection, we aimed to introduce a new, softer green gemstone option for our customizable hardware. A green which would serve as a subtle hint of color in your space, a perfect neutral. Our new gemstone, Prehnite, perfectly embodies this description. It is a pale green stone with the presence of black and brown specks. This color scheme will promote calmness in your home’s environment, as it connects the interior with nature. Prehnite pairs perfectly with all of our metal finishes and is an exquisite addition to your cabinet hardware.
Prehnite was originally discovered in South Africa over 200 years ago, but large deposits can be found across the globe, including in Australia, Scotland, China, and India. These semi-precious gemstones then reach the city of Jaipur, where members of our skilled team hand-cut and polish the rare stones. The stones are carefully selected to be used in our customizable hardware. Our curated selection of gemstones are then hand-set into the hand-casted metal hardware of your choice.
The New Neutral
Paint brands Sherwin Williams, Farrow and Ball, and Benjamin Moore all chose a green hue as their color of the year. Malachite, a vibrant green stone, has been a Modern Matter staple for years and works for many spaces, and we felt it was important to add a lighter green to our gemstone lineup. While considering customer feedback, trends and compatibility, our product designers sought out the perfect soft and neutral green.
The natural green color found in prehnite is an excellent example of why we should look to nature for inspiration. Its soft pear hue and compatibility with all of our metal finishes make it an easy choice to fall in love with for your home. As it is not overpowering, the color of prehnite, compliments many other color palettes, similar to customer favorites, moonstone and labradorite. The calm, cool and cloudy green stone is a great addition to any cabinet or piece of furniture.
How to Use It
If you are looking for an update to your space and don’t have time to paint or the funds to overhaul an entire room, consider simply swapping out your hardware. All of our metal finishes pair with prehnite and the tone of the stone is complementary to any space.
If you are inspired to build a sanctuary at home, prehnite may be the right gemstone for you.
The stone’s color isn’t its only alluring factor. It is known for promoting peace and calm within the home and offers feng shui qualities.
Add some personality to a traditional kitchen, a white bar, a formal navy dining cabinet, or gray bookcases by using hardware accented with prehnite.