Amethyst is a type of purple quartz that is highly appreciated for its stunning appearance. Amethyst's price makes it a relatively affordable gemstone, and its hardness (which is the same as of quartz) makes it durable enough for everyday wear. It's used in earrings, necklaces, rings, and many other types of jewellery.
The amethyst value chart (available to registered users) will help you accurately estimate the price of the gemstone you own, based on different factors.
It's color, ranging from violet to purple and from bright to very deep, is caused by irradiation and by the presence of iron in the gemstone. Color is one of the most important factors that affect amethyst's value - the most prized stones have a deep red-purple hue and no visible tints or discoloration. Large crystals are very rare.
It is mined in different countries, including Brazil, South Korea, Russia and Zambia, among others.
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