Amethyst Stone Facts
Amethyst Stone is a unique and legendary stone that has been used in the history by the Egyptians, Romans, and Greek. The name “amethyst” derived from a Greek word means “not drunken” this gemstone rightly justifies its name by its properties. Amethyst is the birthstone for those born in February, and it is also worn by those having Pisces as their zodiac sign.
What are the properties of Amethyst stone?
Colour: Light to dark Purple
Hardness in Mohs scale: 7
Nature of solid: Hexagonal crystal
Refractive index: 1.544 to 1.553
Specific Gravity: 2.64 to 2.69
What is the most desirable colour of Amethyst?
The colour of an amethyst varies from reddish purple to dark purple. Some amethysts have colour zoning or brownish or bronze color tint which is not a desirable factor. The most desirable amethyst is a dark purple colored transparent gemstone, free of color zoning or ant brownish or bronze tint. The saturation of color defines the quality of amethyst. However if an amethyst of very dark purple colour it may appear black in dim light.
What is the price of Amethyst?
The price of an Amethyst depends on the colour, clarity, cut, shape, and weight of the gemstone. The price of Amethyst varies widely from ₨200 ($5) per carat to ₨ 900 ($15) per carat depending on the quality of the stone. A rich purple coloured amethyst, free of colour zoning and brownish tint is highly valued while a reddish purple amethyst has a lower value.
What are the benefits of wearing Amethyst?
Some other benefits of Amethyst are healing wounds, making happier, and increasing antioxidant activity within the body.
A beautiful purple amethyst can be flaunted as an accessory which can give a lot of benefits to one’s health. The meditative and calming property of amethyst has made it as one of the most popular gemstones.