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Marquise cut amethyst set in yellow gold
Pear cut Amethyst set in Yellow gold
Marquise cut amethyst set in yellow gold 2
Marquise cut amethyst set in yellow gold

AMETHYST

Amethyst is a well-known mineral and gemstone. Its name is derived from the Greek word “Amethystos”which means “not drunken”. These stones slowly fade upon prolonged exposure to light. Amethyst is a very special Quartz, and although it occurs in many different forms, most amethysts share certain properties apart from the color.

 

The color can vary from a pale pinkish violet to a dark blue violet. Amethyst are found at many places all over the world .The most important producer of gem amethysts are Brazil and Uruguay. However the color of the amethyst may vary from light to darker due to its varying chemical composition from region to region.

Ancient Egyptians used the amethyst to guard against negative feelings such as guilt and fear. It was worn as a protection from self – deception, as well as protection from witchcraft. It can also be used as a meditation aid when worn as a necklace.

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