A striking purple rock, Amethyst is one of the most popular semi-precious gemstones today. It occurs naturally across Asia, Africa, America, Europe, and South America. Mines can be found in Russia, Bolivia, Mexico, Brazil Canada, and many places across the US and Europe. Amethyst dates back its history with humans all the way from 25,000 B.C as an emblem stone among Neolithics, as jewels and amulets among the Greeks and Romans. Its rare and exquisite purple color made has been related to royalty and luxury. It has been adorned by kings and queens in their crowns, rings, scepter and more through centuries.
Quality And Appearance
Amethyst is made of Silicon Dioxide and belongs to the quartz family of crystals.
Amethyst Buying Guide: The color of amethyst is a give away when it comes to quality and you must watch out for zoning if you want to buy high-quality amethyst. Quality experts at Gempro suggest the stone should have a rich and deep purple shade that is evenly spread all over. Make sure the stone is clear and bright with no aberrations and dullness. Prices currently range from $5 to $25 per carats depending on the quality attributes like color, cut, clarity and shape.
Amethyst has multiple healing properties and is regarded as highly when it comes to therapeutic crystals. It connects to the Crown Chakra and hence, is an ideal choice for mediation.
Gempro believes Amethyst can be used to clarify the mind, ward off stress and negativity, and summon prosperity and abundance in your life.
Amethyst is an eye catchy decor that adds to the aesthetics of its surroundings. However, it could do so much more if you could harness its power and channelize it in the right way. Our healing experts believe placing it in the drawing room, amethysts invite a calming vibe and create an ambiance for open communication. Placing it in your office and it would draw to you the intuition to make the right decisions in your work. Another classic location would be your meditation room or bedroom where this powerful crystal helps you unwind, relax and rejuvenate.
Amethyst has been an adornment since the age of queens and princesses. The Alexandra of Denmark wore a tiara with amethyst on it. Queen Mary's Amethyst Parure is another unforgettable piece in history. The list goes on with the Duchess of Windsor, Queen Silvia of Sweden, and more.
Credit to its striking color amethyst can be part of a wide range of fashion collections. They can be worn like a pair of eye catchy studs, pendants and bracelets to compliments bright outfit colors. Or a ring with a single amethyst stone makes for an elegant and minimalist style.
Alternatively, Gempro fashion experts recommend large amethyst stones are ideal for centerpiece stone in heavy jewelry and add just the class and Luxury you need to stand out in a cocktail party. Be careful not to go too overboard as they could get too flashy due to their sharp unmistakable color.
Amethyst is a very special gemstone among Gempro large collection and we believe it is a very powerful stone that everyone must posses. We highly recommend one and all to harness their strong and positive influence in the form of artifacts, loose gems, jewels, gifts and more.
The word Amethyst is derived from the Greek word ‘not drunk’ as amethyst was used on goblets to keep civilians from getting intoxicated and remain sober.
Amethyst Gemstone Specifications
- Species: Quartz
- Alternate Names: Spirit Quartz, Rose Of France
- Colors: Purple to Purple Violet
- Hardness: 7
- Month: February
- Zodiac: Pieces
- Element: Wind
- Property: Clarity and Intuition