Amethyst is a wonderful affordable purple gemstone. It is wonderful in rings, necklaces, pendants, earrings, and bracelets. It is given as a symbol of sincerity, security, and peace of mind.
The highest quality of amethyst is transparent.
Clean your Amethyst in ultrasonic jewellery cleaner or with warm, soapy water and a soft bristle brush. Amethyst often becomes paler if kept out in the sun.
Amethyst is sometimes heat treated to create Citrine.
- Amethyst Quartz - Mixture of Amethyst and Milky Quartz (or clear Quartz). It is purple on top and white or clear on the bottom. It may also be banded purple and white.
- Ametrine - Mixture of Amethyst and Citrine. It is partially purple and partially orange-yellow, with the colour zones often sharply divided.
- Canadian Amethyst - Amethyst with an internal coating of red Hematite. It is only found in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
- Lavender Amethyst - Pale purple variety of Amethyst
- Veracruz Amethyst - Tall, prismatic Amethyst crystals from Vera Cruz, Mexico.
Where Amethyst is found
Amethyst is found in Arizona, Australia, Brazil, Burma, Canada, India, Madagascar, Namibia, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uruguay, Zambia.
Some of the most noteworthy crystals are mined in Mexico. They are renowned for tall, prismatic, well-shaped crystals.
- February: Modern & Traditional Birthstone
- Pisces (Feb 19-Mar 20): Birthstone
Anniversary Gemstone for Amethyst
Amethyst is the anniversary gemstone for the 4th, 6th and 17th year of marriage.
Amethyst Mystical Properties
Amethyst is used to increase spirituality. It is the ancient healer of all levels of body, mind, and spirit. It is said to cleanse, purify, restructure and renew. It is said to help balance emotions, sleep, pancreas, metabolism, nerves, digestion, heart, stomach, skin, teeth, lungs, blood and breathing.
More Amethyst Lore
Often amethyst is given as a symbol of sincerity, security, and peace of mind.
Leonardo Da Vinci wrote that amethyst was able to dissipate evil thoughts and quicken the intelligence (it obviously worked pretty well for him!)
The name comes from the Greek amethystos meaning "without
wine." The ancients thought that amethyst could prevent
drunkenness. Goblets were made of amethyst so that one could imbibe endlessly without fear of intoxication. The gemstone still symbolizes sobriety.
Starting Price is: $13.3 per carat $0.9