Amethyst Gemstone Source
The Russian Urals produce some of the best amethyst (Russian amethyst has a reddish tinge). Also it is found in Brazil, Uruguay, Bolivia, USA, Madagascar, Namibia, Zambia, India, and Canada (violet color). You can find our interactive map for gemstone of the world Here.
Amethyst Gemstone Treatment
and was heat-treated. Heat-treated amethyst is very stable, not detectable, and requires no special handling.
Amethyst Gemstone in Jewellery
Stunning purple color of the amethyst makes that ideal for any type of jewelry design. Jewellery industry uses amethyst mainly to make pendants, necklaces, or rings (it is usually faceted as a mixed- or step- cut). poor-quality material is often tumbled to make beads. It is worth noting that amethyst jewellery is traditionally worn to guard against drunkenness, and to instil a sober and serious mind. Shop from our amazon-powered store here or alternatively shop for amethyst jewellery directly from amazon.com
Amethyst Gemstone Care
As Amethyst is a relatively hard stone, therefore ultrasonic and steam cleaning are generally considered safe methods of cleaning. However, as it is very sensitive to sudden changes in temperature the safest way to clean amethyst is by using soft brush, warm water and mild soap. It should be noted that prolong exposure to extreme heat (like that of the sun through a window) can cause permanent damage to the gemstone by changing its purple to fade over time.
Amethyst Gemstone Healing Properties and Benefits
Amethyst’s healing properties are believed to tune the endocrine system/metabolism, strengthen the immune system, cleanse the blood, offer relief of physical, emotional & psychological pain or stress, aid insomnia and for blocking geopathic stress. It can ease headaches and tension, aid issues with the lungs and respiratory and digestive tracts, benefit the intestines through regulating flora. It can balance and connect the physical, mental and emotional bodies with the spiritual, it can be helpful when facing death. Amethyst is a powerful and protective stone.
Chakra: Third eye, soma, crown
Amethyst Gemstone Basic Properties Table
|Chemical Formula||Silicon dioxide (SiO2)
|Color||Violet, pale red-violet, purple|
|Hardness||7 on the Mohs scale|
|Refractive Index||1.544 - 1.553|
|Fracture||Conchoidal, very brittle|
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