Amethyst gemstone/Amethyst Crystal Gems description:

Amethyst is a variety of Quartz and is the world’s most popular purple gemstone. Amethyst has been highly admired for over 2 thousand years because of its stunning beauty; in fact, they also name them “Gem of Fire.” It is the birthstone of February and is also considered the 6th Anniversary gemstone. It is the stone of Valentine and faithful love because it carries the energy of fire and passion, creativity, and spirituality. Amethyst is a semiprecious stone often used to produce faceted stones, cabochons, beads, tumbled stones, and many other items for jewelry and ornamental use. Amethyst has a Mohs hardness of 7 and is durable enough to use in rings, earrings, pendants, bracelets, and other types of jewelry.

Enormous deposits of amethyst are located in Afghanistan, Brazil, Canada, Russia, Sri Lanka, USA, and Uruguay.

Amethyst Associations:

Chakras Crown Chakra, Third Eye Chakra
Birthstone February
Zodiac Aquarius, Capricorn, Virgo, Pisces, Sagittarius
Anniversary 6th
Hardness 7
Planet Jupiter
Color Reddish-violet tints of pale or almost colorless shades and deep, rich tones of pure violet

Amethyst Color:

The most delicate amethyst color is an intense reddish purple or purple with no visible color zoning. Dealers prefer strongly saturated reddish-purple to dark purple, as long as the stone is not so dark that it degrades brightness. If the tone is too dark, an amethyst might look black under dim lighting conditions. Any bronze-colored or brownish tints in an amethyst’s purple color, or any noticeable color zoning, lower its value dramatically.

Amethyst Clarity:

Much of the cut amethyst in the market is eye-clean, indicating it lacks eye-visible inclusions. African material, remarkably from Zambia, can be extremely saturated raspberry color. It tends to have more inclusions than the ones from Brazil. However, this is considered acceptable in faceted stone due to its striking color. Eye-clean gem of the same color is more valuable. Amethysts with eye-visible inclusions but charming color are customarily cut into beads or cabochons that display fine brilliance and high clarity.

Amethyst Cut:

Amethyst is faceted into a variety of shapes and cutting styles. These include emerald, rounds, ovals, pears cuts, triangles, cushions, marquises, and others. Facet designs include the typical triangular and kite-shaped facet, also called brilliant cuts, rows of concentric parallel cuts called step cuts, and mixed cuts combined with both facet patterns. Amethyst is also a trendy gem for cutting into a variety of freeform or custom shapes. It is also called fantasy or designer cuts that can be mass-produced or created as one-of-a-kind pieces.

Amethyst Carat:

Amethyst is admired as a large center stone and available in all sizes for setting into a variety of jewelry styles. They are also commonly found in calibrated cuts, which means they’re cut precisely to standard industry sizes, in all qualities.

Healing Properties of Amethyst:

    • Increases nobility, Inner peace and healing, Positive transformation, Balance, Relieves stress, Communication
      • Amethyst is a robust and shielding stone; it protects the wearer from all types of harm; for example, electromagnetic stress and evil wishes from others.
      • It is excellent for balancing mood swings; moreover, it relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, dispels anger, rage, fear, and anxiety.
      • It helps you become more focused, enhancing memory and improving motivation.
      • It encourages you to dream and assists in remembering and understanding dreams.
      • It fights against cancer by strengthing the immune system, cleanses the blood, and enhances the body to bear less pain.
      • Amethyst treats diseases of the lungs and respiratory system, skin conditions, and cellular disorders.
      • Astrologists recommend amethyst for overcoming financial stress, professional instability, and unhealthy addictions.

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