The name amethyst comes from the Greek word ‘methystos’ which means non-intoxicating because in ancient times it was thought that the crystal would keep you from getting intoxicated!

In the realm of crystal, amethyst is the eye-catching purple or violet regent that is by far the most popular and valuable form of quartz in the world today. Not so long ago, amethyst was among the five cardinal gems considered most valuable, with diamond, emerald, ruby, and sapphire being the other four.

Amethyst is a semi-precious stone that is hard enough to be used in a variety of jewelry and its availability in large sizes means it can be used for stunning ornate carvings. It owes its vibrant color to the presence of either iron or manganese (sometimes both) when forming cracks in igneous rocks in almost all parts of the globe.

The color purple is associated with royalty, nobility, luxury, power, ambition, think of those kings and nobles wrapped in long purple robes and religious leaders and buildings draped in purple decorations on their occasions the holiest.

Amethyst is purple quartz, ranging from lilac with pink undertones and delicate lavender to deep plums and raspberries with hints of red and blue and even rich brown versions.

Amethyst Price List

Color weight scale Price range / USD
Purple / Purple 1 – 10ct $5 – $50/ct
Purple / Purple 10ct + $10 – $80/ct

Some gemstones have the remarkable ability to change color under sunlight, fluorescent or incandescent lighting, for example, diaspore, fluorite and color changing sapphire exhibit this phenomenon, but amethyst is not a color-changing gemstone, except in the case of the Rose de France amethyst and some have been reported. purple/red examples.

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