While amethyst can be observed in a range of colours, this deep purple hue is perhaps what makes it one of the most recognisable gemstones.
Ranging from light to dark purple. Typically semi-opaque, with most desirable stones exhibiting good clarity and a deep colour.
Amethyst is a member of the quartz family, characterised by its famous purple colour. It can be found in many places all over the world including Sri Lanka, Brazil and Siberia. The most desirable manifestation for the stone is called ‘Deep Siberian’ where purple is the primary colour. However, other hues of the stone have been popularised in recent years and this desire has increased their value, such as pink amethyst. It is graded as 7 on the mohs scale which makes it highly stable for use in jewellery making.
It has a rich history in jewellery and has been found within jewellery make by the ancient Greeks, the Anglo-Saxons and the Egyptians.
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