All Things Amethyst

Perhaps the most recognized and sought after quartz crystal specimens in the world are amethysts. They are characterized as a semiprecious mineral distinctly known for their vibrant violet hue.

The ancient Romans sought the stone for its properties to stave off drunkenness, or better said, its properties to maintain a sober state of mind. Medieval Europeans would increase moral within military ranks using amethyst, using its properties of mental clarity to promote level-headedness on the battlefield. The ancient Chinese used amethyst to avoid the hazards of daily existence. Many ancient and modern practices involve using amethyst as a means to attract wealth and maintain mental fortitude.

Amethyst is a thick, sturdy type of quartz crystal. It should be handled, packaged, and displayed with care despite its rigidity. To maintain and promote the longevity of amethyst, make sure it avoids any excess heat or light. Excess heat can dim the coloration of amethyst, while excess light attacks the irradiation that composes the gorgeous purple hues of amethyst.

This distinct purple hue in amethyst is the result of irradiated iron elements within the crystal structure replacing silicon elements during formation of the amethyst quartz. Levels of iron within the amethyst don’t necessarily correlate to its value, however, and most of the market value for amethyst stems from the desire for the highest coloration within an amethyst specimen.

Amethyst with deep, rich purple hues, traces of blue or red, and large disbursement and depth of these colors are typically what make amethyst desirable. The deeper the hues, the richer the color, and the preservation of these colors during the cutting process or shipping process all tie into the value of amethyst.

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