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Amethyst Jewelry

Amethyst is one of the most precious and valuable gemstones belonging to the quartz group of minerals. A sister-stone to golden citrine, amethyst’s purple hues range from faint lilac to deep violet. The most highly regarded color of amethyst gemstone is a transparent, deep purple. It is also the most expensive; the richer the color, the pricier the gemstone. Amethyst is a fairly durable gem, ranking 7 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness. This makes it an excellent choice for jewelry— amethyst rings, amethyst necklaces, amethyst earrings and more! Its durability and vivid color are what make amethyst jewelry such a popular choice. Amethyst was once even considered to be as valuable as ruby, emerald, and sapphire.

Amethyst Meaning

Amethyst is both the February birthstone and the gemstone to mark 33 years of marriage. Amethyst jewelry makes an exceptional gift for a February baby because of its soothing attributes and sparkling glamour. Regarded as a spiritual healing stone, the essence of amethyst promotes good energy and balance. In history, amethyst was referred to as the “Stone of the Mind” because it was believed to calm your thoughts and ease your emotions. The name amethyst derives from the Greek word “amethystos,” meaning not drunken. In ancient times, amethyst gemstones were used to ward off drunkenness. To this day, amethyst is said to help contain obsessive compulsive disorder and overindulgence, especially in areas of food, tobacco, drugs and alcohol. Wearing amethyst jewelry gives strength to the individual and helps them find freedom from bad habits.

One of the most intriguing qualities of amethyst is its ability to form a bicolored gemstone. Have you ever heard of a bicolored gemstone? If not, now you have! When amethyst forms with citrine, a bicolored gemstone called ametrine is created. Ametrine has zones of amethyst (purple) and citrine (yellow or orange) in contact with one another in a single gemstone. So, if you can’t decide if you’d like purple amethyst jewelry or yellow citrine jewelry, you can have the best of both worlds with ametrine!

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