Gemstone Amethyst

Amethyst – Gemstone for February

Amethyst

Beautiful purple Amethyst

Beautiful purple Amethyst is the official birthstone for those born in February. It was adopted by the American National Association of Jewelers in 1912.  And at the same time it’s the birthstone for the Zodiac sign of Pisces.

The word “amethyst” is Greek and means “sober”, “not drunken.” This was maybe due to a faith that amethyst can save from the effects of alcohol, but most likely the Greeks were referring to the almost wine-like color of some stones that they may have seen.

Its colour is as unique as it is seductive –  it may be deep purple, light lilac, lavender and mauve. Besides top quality amethyst should be a deep medium purple with rose-colored flashes.

Did you Know that. . .

  • Amethyst is purple variety of the mineral quartz
  • Amethyst is often cut as brilliant round cuts because it succeeds in maximizing the color
  • Purple is  the color of royalty and therefore amethyst has been used for a very long time among the rich and powerful monarchs and other rulers
Diadem

Diadem with Amethyst

  • Deposits of this gemstone are found in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Australia, India, Madagascar, Namibia, Russia, Sri Lanka; and in the United States
Amethyst in Argentina

Deposits of Amethyst in Argentina

  • If it were not so widespread, amethyst would be very expensive
  • Amethyst has a hardness of 7 on Moh’s scale
  • It is said to strengthen the bond in a love relationship, so it is an ideal anniversary or engagement gem. You can choose an engagement ring for example like this beautiful ring features elegant design inspired by famous collections of Chopard.

    You can buy this ring at low price 470.80$
    in the online jewelry store.

  • Main Material            Gold 14 K, Total item weight: 2.95 g                 Stones Used           Diamonds 30 / 0.2ctw                                 (quantity/ctw)          Amethyst 1 / 4.9ctw

    Ring with Amethyst

    Ring with Amethyst at low price

    Amethyst is symbolic of piety, spirituality, and a devotion to God, so rich purple gemstones are used worldwide to ornament churches and crosses used in religious ceremony, and they frequently found in the rings and on the rosaries worn by bishops and priests. Jewelry with amethyst – it’s a perfect gift, I think.

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  2. I agree, I think jewelry with Amethyst is a perfect gift! I love using it in my jewelry.


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