If you are looking to buy a high-quality semi-precious amethyst, contact Gem Lovers. The most famous gem kind of quartz minerals is purple amethyst. This beautiful gem is the most expensive type of quartz.
Amethyst is considered a stone of peace and sincere feelings. It heals the soul and calms. Amethyst jewelry has been very popular for centuries. For example, there is a large natural amethyst in the English crown. It also decorates the frames of old icons.
Description of Amethyst:
In jewelry, Amethysts can reach up to 50 carats (or more) and be of high quality.
The most popular gem kind of quartz is purple amethyst. It can boast a wide range of
colors: lilac, violet, almost black, including shades of pink and blue.
Place of mining:
There are many active deposits of amethyst in Germany and Austria in the Birkenfeld
region, in the Zillertal valley, and in the city of Chemnitz. The highest quality gem-
quality stones are mined in the Urals and Sri Lanka. By the way, a huge number of the
most wonderful amethyst are mined in Brazil.
Amethyst has a Mohs hardness of 7, which means that this mineral is harder in properties than many types of steel. Therefore, natural stone will retain its texture, uniformity, and integrity for many years, because it will not be scratched by everyday dust or sand..
What gems are greatly combined with amethyst?
If you are a fan of jewelry with precious minerals, then you should know that amethyst does not like numerous "neighborhoods.” So, if you prefer to wear a whole set of different accessories, then it is better to wear amethyst with the following gems:
These stones should not be bright and catchy to compliment the main gem.
How to distinguish natural amethyst from a fake?
Amethyst is a common breed, but its expensive and transparent jewelry samples are actively forged. Let's discuss how to determine the fake stone:
Imitation plastic. Amethyst can be replaced with a plastic option: it is not difficult to distinguish a fake. It is lightweight, scratches easily, and is cheap. Any non-pro can distinguish plastic imitation from natural amethyst.
Glass amethyst. Costly transparent amethysts are replaced with colored crystal glass. The glass is scratched with a knife. Also, the fake is evenly colored: natural stone often has zoning, since it grows unevenly, therefore the pigment and crystals are located differently.
Water. If the amethyst is immersed in water, it will acquire a richer color, and turn pale at the edges. The glass will remain unchanged.
Synthetic amethyst. Artificial amethysts are grown in laboratories. You can distinguish an artificial stone by its price, and appearance (natural amethyst is not inserted into cheap jewelry). The gemological examination can help to distinguish artificial stones from natural ones.
Quartz amethyst. Colorless quartz is irradiated with cobalt, as a result of which it changes color to purple. The color of such an imitation is unstable and changes in sunlight and when heated.
Amethysts are incredibly attractive gems. They were really considered more expensive than rubies for a time. The most valued amethyst is brightly colored without visible color zoning, not too dark, with a red spark, the so-called "Siberian amethyst.” Unusual amethysts are rare, combining both purple and yellow-orange colors.
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