A Little About Amethyst Jewellery
Once the prerogative of royalty, amethyst jewellery has now become a popular choice in the jewellery world. Its elegance, unique colour, and sophisticated look make the amethyst one of the favourite gemstones for many people. But when buying amethyst jewellery, as well as any other semi-precious jewellery there are a couple of important aspects you need to consider. Therefore, we have created this comprehensive buying guide that will help you choose the best amethyst jewellery for your collection. Read further to find out more about these unique gemstones and value factors.
A semi-precious stone part of the quartz family, the amethyst gets its violet colour from the impurities in its silicon dioxide structure. It is a tough gemstone with a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale. Many years ago, people thought amethyst was the rarest gemstone and, because of that, it was a precious one. However, after large deposits of amethysts were discovered, this gemstone lost its “precious” status and became a semi-precious stone.
How many gems do you know that are violet? Ranging from light lilac to deep purple, the amethyst is known for its spectacular colour. Wearing an amethyst necklace is always a great idea when your outfit is a neutral colour. While other gemstone colours are common, purple is one of the rarest. You get purple diamonds, spinel’s, and sapphire but these are extremely rare and, probably, cost a fortune. There are also iolite, jade and tourmaline but they aren’t very durable. In fact, if you are looking for a violet gemstone, amethyst is the best one you can get.
We don’t know if you knew, but the amethyst is the birthstone of February. This means that if you are born in February, this surprising & gorgeous gem is your lucky stone. You must get an amethyst necklace because wearing your birthstone is a must when it comes to jewellery fashion.
Also, if you have friends or relatives born in February, know that an amethyst necklace is an ideal present for them. It shows that you pay enough attention to details to get them a personal and gorgeous gift.