What is Amethyst? Amethyst is an extremely versatile and wearable gemstone with a hardness of 7. It is a quartz stone -the same family as citrine and other quartz varieties.
What color is Amethyst? Amethyst comes in shades of purple and violet. The value of Amethyst rises with its depth of color and transparency… darker, clearer Amethyst is more desirable for jewelry uses. This gem can be just as beautiful in paler states, or in its raw form with bands of purple.
Where does Amethyst come from? Amethysts are found in many countries, including Brazil, Bolivia, Uraguay, Zambia, and the United States.
What are the metaphysical properties of Amethyst? Amethyst symbolizes sincerity, peace of mind and security. It is the February birthstone, and the wedding anniversary stone for the 4th and 6th years of marriage.
How do I clean and care for Amethyst? Amethyst can be cleaned in an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner, or with warm sudsy water and a soft brush. It is a relatively sturdy gem, but as always, treat your jewelry carefully.