What is Amethyst?
Amethyst is a type of quartz that can be found in igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks. It is classified as a semi-precious gemstone with a Mohs hardness of 7. Amethyst has been popular in jewelry making for centuries and remains popular for its extraordinary beauty, durability, and affordability. Amethyst is widely available, which keeps the price reasonable, even for some of the most perfect cuts.
Do Amethyst Stones Have Healing Properties?
In the ancient world, amethyst was believed to prevent drunkenness, overindulgence, and mystical intoxication. Today, Amethyst is believed to be a stone of spirituality and contentment. It is thought to enhance a person’s passion and creativity and strengthen the imagination.
Did You Know?!
Amethyst is the most popular purple gemstone in the world! Due to Amethyst’s popularity, Amethyst is both an official color and name of a gemstone. All people born in February are able to claim Amethyst as their official birthstone. Although amethyst can be found in numerous places around the world, the United States is home to only ONE commercially run amethyst mine, Four Peaks Mine, which is located in Arizona.