Amethyst is one of the most ‘balanced’ gemstones you can find in the market in terms of their cost, their beauty, and their durability. What this means is that while amethyst jewelry would not be extremely expensive, it would still give you the grace you desire and the hardiness that you may need.Buying amethyst jewelry is all about assessing the various aspects of the jewelry such as the quality of the gemstone, its color and hue, the metal and even the setting that is used to mount the gemstone.
What are The best Colors and Cuts for Amethyst?
If you are considering purchasing amethyst jewelry, the foremost thing you need to know is that the gemstones’ colors affect their cost significantly. The color of amethysts can range from anything light like pinkish violet to something much heavier such as deep purple. Most amethysts show secondary shades of either red or blue or even both. In terms of pricing, the more ‘purple’ an amethyst is, the more expensive it is going to be. The best amethyst grade you can buy is known as Deep Siberian which shows a primary purple hue of 75 percent to 80 percent (strong reddish purple or purple) with no visible color zoning. Although Siberian remains at the top of the value Amethyst values, light-colored amethyst has become increasingly popular. The lightest, pinkish violet shades are called “Rose de France”.It should also be mentioned that while you are considering amethyst gemstone jewelry in the market, you will come across green amethysts. Such a stone would actually not be an amethyst but instead green quartz. This misnomer is common in the industry – so be aware – the pricing for quartz is very different to that of a similar sized amethyst!
You would also find yourself faced with various cuts to choose from while considering amethyst jewelry. Different cuts will affect the look of the gemstone differently. Therefore, it is important for you to look at amethyst jewelry in natural light to not only test the impact of its cut but also its color.
If you are considering buying amethyst jewelry then you would need to know certain things to ensure a good purchase. Click on a piece to compare prices on Amethyst jewelry or read on for more information…
Consider the following aspects.
Are Amethyst jewelry Colors enhanced?
ARE Synthetic Amethyst Common?
Even though amethysts are not as rare as other more expensive gemstones, it is still possible to make amethysts in a lab synthetically. The process is fairly simple and involves the doping of quartz with impurities before irradiation in different ways.
It should be noted that it is extremely difficult to spot synthetic amethysts and even experienced jewelers have difficulty doing so. The best synthetic amethysts can match the best grade natural amethysts found in the world.
In effect, while it is true that the amethyst jewelry you are considering may have a synthetic amethyst, it is also true that it will be as beautiful as a natural one.
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Which Metals Work well with Amethyst Jewelry?
Amethyst is a gemstone that is fortunate in that it can be combined with many different types of precious, semi precious and commonplace metals. You will see amethyst jewelry made up of gold, silver, and even white gold. It can combine well with various metals to give unique looks.
How to care for Amethyst Jewelry?
Amethyst is very easy to care for, and doesn’t require a lot of time. You should clean the piece clean it often to avoid any buildup and to enjoy the the stone’s brilliance every time you rock that piece! If you want to avoid a visit to the jeweler (always helpful in these post-Covid times), you can clean amethyst yourself easily. Simply let the piece soak in a mix of warm water and a gentle dish soap or detergent. Leave it for about 10 minutes, then use a use a soft toothbrush to clean the stone and the area around the jewelry setting. In addition to this type of cleaning, you should also know that prolonged exposure to sunlight can slowly fade the color in Amethysts.
Can You Wear Amethyst Jewelry Daily?
The short answer is Yes! (with some caveats). Amethyst stone is not among the ‘hardest’ stone used in jewelry (using the Moh’s scale of mineral hardness, stones like Diamonds and Sapphires earn that accolade!). Some online forums may incorrectly use this fact to imply that it increases the likelihood that Amethyst Jewelry is more likely to chip. Mohs scale of mineral hardness describes the resistance of one mineral (yes…gemstones are a form of mineral) to be scratched by another, it does not describe an Amethyst’s resistance to chipping or breaking… In fact, Amethyst is not prone to easy cracking or chipping. This means that if used daily (based on how take care of your jewelry), over time, you can see some wear and tear…but nothing out of the norm.