Perhaps no gemstone has been as prized throughout history as amethyst.
Purple has long been considered a royal color so it is not surprising that amethyst has been so much in demand during history. Even Leonardo Da Vinci wrote that amethyst was able to dissipate evil thoughts and quicken the intelligence.
Amethyst is available in a wide range of calibrated sizes and shapes, including many fancy cuts. Large fine stones are sold in free sizes but generally the stone is cut in standardized dimensions. Paler shades, sometimes called “Rose of France”, were common in Victorian jewelry. Banding – darker and lighter zones of color – is also a common occurrence.
The birthstone for February, amethyst is an extremely popular gem for jewelry because of its regal color, variety of sizes and shapes, affordability and wide range of hues. It also is the recommended gem for couples celebrating their sixth wedding anniversary.
Finding the perfect amethyst style at an affordable price has never been easier. A lab-created amethyst heart necklace with dazzling diamond accents can start at under $100 – is there any better way to say ‘I love you’? For that special celebration – a stunning statement amethyst necklace can start around $300 – and can cost up to a few million or more if big amethyst rocks are your style.
From amethyst bracelets, charms and pendants to spotlight stealing cocktail rings, the passion, the heat, the beauty and the mystery of this legendary stone is just a click away.
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