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4pc 9mm Round Amethyst Lot - 12.32ct total Weight / avg. 3.08ct each, Color: Medium Violet, Mohs Hardness 7 suitable for daily wear jewelry, February Birthstone
Lot of 4pc Round Cabochon Violet Amethyst from Brazil - Size 8.6mm, Weight 9.41ct total / avg. 2.35ct each, Color: Medium Violet, Mohs Hardness 7 suitable for daily wear jewelry, Symbolizes Calming and Soothing
4pc Round Cabochon Violet Amethyst Lot from Brazil - Weight 7.29ct total / avg. 1.82ct each, Size 7.9mm, Color: Medium Violet, Mohs Hardness 7 suitable for daily wear jewelry, Symbolizes Calming and Soothing
7mm Round Violet Amethyst - Weight avg. 1.11ct each, 7mm Amethyst selling By Piece, Intense Violet Color in VS Clarity, Natural untreated Gemstone, Mohs Hardness 7 suitable for daily wear jewelry, Stone of the Mind
4pc 8.1mm Round Amethyst Lot - 9.23ct total Weight / avg. 2.31ct each, Color: Dark Violet, Mohs Hardness 7 suitable for daily wear jewelry, Wednesday Gemstone
Lot of 23pc Round Medium Purplish Violet Amethyst from Brazil - Size 6mm, Weight 16.75ct total / avg. 0.73ct each, Mohs Hardness 7 suitable for daily wear jewelry, Year of the Dragon Gemstone
7.1mm Round Violet Amethyst - Weight avg. 1.15ct each, 7.1mm Amethyst selling By Piece, Color: Medium Violet, Clarity: VVS-VS, Natural untreated Gemstone, Mohs Hardness 7 suitable for daily wear jewelry, Stone of the Mind
4pc Round Medium Violet Amethyst Lot from Brazil - Weight 10.71ct total / avg. 2.68ct each, Size 8.8mm, Color: Medium Violet, Mohs Hardness 7 suitable for daily wear jewelry, Wednesday Gemstone
Lot of 4pc Round Violet Amethyst from Brazil - Size 8mm, Weight 7.59ct total / avg. 1.9ct each, Color: Medium Violet, Mohs Hardness 7 suitable for daily wear jewelry, Pisces Zodiac Stone
Lot of 4pc Round Violet Amethyst from Brazil - Size 8.1mm, Weight 8.29ct total / avg. 2.07ct each, Color: Medium Light-violet, Mohs Hardness 7 suitable for daily wear jewelry, February Birthstone
Lot of 4pc Round Violet Amethyst from Brazil - Size 8.1mm, Weight 7.27ct total / avg. 1.82ct each, Color: Medium Violet, Mohs Hardness 7 suitable for daily wear jewelry, Symbolizes Calming and Soothing
4pc 8.2mm Round Amethyst Lot - 9.13ct total Weight / avg. 2.28ct each, Color: Medium Violet, Mohs Hardness 7 suitable for daily wear jewelry, Symbolizes Calming and Soothing
If you want a purple or violet gemstone - and who doesn't? - then amethyst is the one for you.
Purple, and its related colors such as violet, lavender and lilac, is a rare and very powerful color in nature. To create a purple dye in the past was a difficult and expensive process - for thousands of years only the Phoenicians knew the secret of turning sea snails in to this luxurious color.
Clothes and materials dyed purple were so costly that the color became associated with only the rich royals and clergy and this exclusivity expanded to amethyst gemstones which at the time were as rare as diamonds and rubies.
The color of amethyst ranges from delicate lilacs and lavenders all the way through plums and violets to the deepest purples and aubergines.
Some of the finest examples can display flashes of pink, red or blue as they are turned from angle to angle or moved from one light source to another.
Amethyst is a type of quartz which includes such famous names as Citrine, Smoky Quartz and Rose Quartz in its family of gemstones.
What are the spiritual benefits of Amethyst?
Amethysts are one of the most powerful spiritual gemstones known to man and feature prominently in crystal healing and rituals.
Amongst its many qualities are:
- Calming and Soothing
- Detoxifying and Purifying
- Improves Sleep
Amethyst and the Chakras
The Chakras are energy centers situated in different parts of the body which can influence us emotionally and physically. Each Chakra has a designated color.
Amethysts are purple or violet and, as such, are linked to the Third Eye and Crown Chakras which are found at the forehead and the top of the head. These are the most spiritual Chakras with influence on intuition, meditation and wisdom.
Amethysts were once as valuable and prized as rubies, emeralds and sapphires but huge discoveries in the 19th century by settlers in Brazil brought the prices down dramatically - suddenly this lovely gemstone was available to everyone.
Color is the driving force behind the price of amethyst with the deep purple color being the most sought after. An even color throughout the stone is preferred and any gem which has flashes of red or blue will increase in value.
Of course some people prefer the more subtle or pastel colored versions and really with such an affordable gemstone there is not that much price variation between the dark and light stones.
Unlike other gemstones like rubies and sapphires, amethyst can be found in large carat sizes quite easily, so the price does not rise dramatically as the carat size increases.
Nice amethysts can be $5 - $50 dollars per carat all the way up to 10 carats in weight and even larger stones will max out at $80 per carat for the finest quality gemstones with excellent clarity and highly skilled cutting and are often quite a bit less.
Quartzes can be treated with heat to boost color or clear blemishes but Amethyst is often sold as a completely natural untreated gemstone.
Any treatments are clearly and fully disclosed on our product pages.
Amethyst gemstones have played an important part of our history for thousands of years and have been the subject of legends and spiritual lore across many cultures.
They feature in many of the Crown Jewels of royalty including those of Queen Elizabeth of England and the famously cursed Delhi Purple Sapphire is actually an amethyst.
Where are Amethysts found?
Ancient sources of amethyst include the Ural Mountains of Russia and Wadi el-Hudi in Egypt's eastern desert but nowadays most gemstones come from Brazil and Uruguay in South America and Zambia in Africa.
What jewelry is Amethyst suitable for?
Amethyst is a quartz and rated at 7 on Mohs hardness scale which makes it durable enough for all jewelry items including daily wear pieces.
It is a relatively inexpensive gemstone and can be found in impressive large sizes. This means cutters have been allowed to be very creative with fancy cuts and shapes which, in turn, can lead to imaginative jewelry items.
Birthstones and Anniversaries
Amethyst is the official birthstone for February and would make a great gift for someone you know who has a birthday in that month.
Amethyst is the traditional gemstone to celebrate the 6th wedding anniversary.