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Amethyst as a healing stone is known to calm and protect
the mind. The amethyst jewelry is said to bring good luck
and to radiate love.
Besides being a stone of tranquility and repose, amethyst is also known to enhance mental strength, stability, and vigor. For this reasons many suggest amethyst jewelry for those seeking spiritual growth.
Amethyst, transparent purple quartz, is the most important
quartz variety used in jewelry. Some variants are Cape amethyst
and Ametrine. Amethyst is the birthstone for February.
Amethyst is mined in Brazil, Uruguay, Bolivia and Argentina, as well as in Zambia, Namibia and other African countries. It is not the same everywhere. Different localities can produce a unique amethyst to that particular region or even to that particular mine.
Amethyst is available in a wide range of calibrated sizes and shapes, including many fancy shapes. Large fine stones may be sold in free sizes but generally amethyst is cut in standardized dimensions.
Amethyst is usually purple, but can range in color from
pale lavender to a very deep, reddish purple and may have
milky white or green inclusions. The purple is the color of
royalty. Its color and beauty are without rival, even from
other much more expensive purple gems.
Today amethyst is a lovely and affordable gemstone that is fortunately available in a wide variety of cut and uncut stones that we can all possess and admire. Amethyst is a popular gemstone, yet because it is very available, the price remains affordable, even for exquisite pieces. Amethyst jewelry will be your wisest choice.
Like any gemstone, take care not to subject your amethyst
jewelry to sharp blows. Unfortunately, most people overlook
the proper care of their jewelry, resulting in unnecessary
Most gemstones used in jewelry have been treated to improve their appearance. Treated gemstones can be a good choice when you know what you are buying and pay a price that reflects a stone's true quality.