Do You Know?

Because amethyst turns yellow with heating, a lot of citrine on the market are actually heated amethyst.

Care

Amethyst is a durable gemstone and hard enough for jewelry use. Colour may fade in prolonged direct sunlight.

Transparency

Transparent - Translucent

Luster

Vitreous

Amethyst

Amethyst

Jewelry

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Locales

Brazil, Bolivia, Uruguay, Zambia, China, Sri Lanka and more

Hardness

7
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
9
9
10
10

Treatment

Sometimes heat treated

Interesting Fact

From the Ancient Greek amethystos, meaning “not drunk.” It was believed you could drink all night and remain sober if you had an amethyst in your mouth.

Chemical Formula

SiO2

Composition

silicon dioxide

Wearability

Good

Colours

Purple