Amethyst Gemstone FAQs – Everything you wanted to know about Amethyst from Laurie Sarah!

Amethyst Gemstone FAQ’s answered!  Amethyst is our youngest daughter’s favorite gemstone.  LS6656, LS6657 and LS6658 were her 8th grade graduation presents, and she’s excited to make them available to all Amethyst lovers!  You may notice that not all gems in the main picture are purple!  Read on!  And when it comes to creating a beautiful piece of jewelry with Amethyst, my husband and I can set Amethyst in any of our existing pieces, or create something custom just for you!

AMETHYST AS A BIRTHSTONE

Amethyst is the traditional gemstone for February. It is also the traditional gemstone for the 6th Anniversary! The alternative birthstone to Amethyst is Jasper. Check out our “Gift Collection” for ideas for Mother’s Rings, Birthstone Rings, and gifts for Moms, Grandmas and others!

Type “Amethyst” into the search bar to see beautiful items like these!

Flower Birthstone Earrings Amethyst Round in 14k White Gold LS4572
Tiny Amethyst Heart Earrings February Gift in Platinum LS6655
Amethyst Pendant February Birthstone with Halo 18k White Gold LS6658

AMETHYST TREATMENT & HARDNESS

For those who want a completely natural, untouched gemstone, Amethyst is perfect! It is very rarely treated. It is 7 on the Mohs Hardness scale, making it very nice for frequent wear. Below are pictures of rough pieces of Amethyst, just the way they were dug out of the ground!  Both of these crystal clusters are from our daughter’s collection.

COLORS AND KINDS OF AMETHYST

So back to the main image.  As you can see, Amethyst comes in all shades of purple from lilac to such a deep purple that it’s almost black!  But something really neat happens in nature!  Amethyst is part of the quartz family.  So is Citrine.  Often these crystals grow in the same place, and sometimes they grow together!  When the yellow Citrine crystal meets the purple Amethyst crystal, they can actually join!  When cut just right, you can have the two gems in the same stone!  The gem is then called “Ametrine,” and it’s absolutely gorgeous!  Below is an Ametrine we have in our collection that has a fancy, custom cut.  Also, do you see the mint green stone?  This color occurs when Amethyst is heat-treated by man.  This gem is called Prasiolite.

Rich, dark purple Amethyst

Medium purple Amethyst

Lilac purple Amethyst

Ametrine – Citrine on top, Amethyst on the bottom!

Prasiolite – heated Amethyst!

SURPRISE AMETHYST ALTERNATIVE!

If you are planning on Amethyst for an Engagement Ring, and you’re worried about breaking it, did you know that Sapphires come in various shades of purple?!  Here is a stunning sapphire from our collection!  Sapphires cost a little more, but are 9 on the hardness scale (and sparkle more!) so it’s well worth it.

AMETHYST JEWELRY CARE

As stated before, Amethyst is pretty hardy and good for jewelry. You’ll just want to be more careful not to bump and hit it than you would be with a much harder stone, like a diamond. When storing Amethyst jewelry, do not let it scratch up against other pieces of jewelry. Our Jewelry Cleaner works great to clean up your Laurie Sarah Amethyst Piece! Our Ultrasonic Cleaner is also great as long as your Amethyst doesn’t have any fractures. For more about jewelry care, please see our Basic Jewelry Care Blog.

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Foam Jewelry Cleaner

HydroSonic Jewelry Cleaner for Fine Jewelry and Gemstones LS6364

Ultrasonic Cleaner

NOW ENJOY SOME OF THE BEAUTIFUL Amethyst PIECES WE HAVE CREATED!

CONTACT US TO MAKE YOUR Amethyst PIECE.

SINCERELY, LAURIE SARAH & AVO

Daisy Birthstone Jewelry!

Ring – LS4574, Pendant – LS4573, Earrings – LS4572

Amethyst Birthstone Jewelry

Ring – LS6656, Pendant – LS6658, Earrings LS6657

Double Halo Prasiolite Ring with Twisted Shank 14k White Gold LS5027

Prasiolite and Diamond Ring

LS5027

Round Amethyst Engagement Ring Sun Moon Stars Platinum LS5890

Amethyst “Sun, Moon, and Stars” Engagement Ring

LS5890

Lavender Amethyst Birthstone Pendant Circlet Sterling Silver LS5367

Amethyst Birthstone Charm

LS5367

Heart Shaped Amethyst Studs February Birthstone 14k White Gold LS6655

Amethyst Heart Studs!

LS6655

Pear Cut Amethyst Pendant February Birthstone 18k White Gold LS6654

Pear Amethyst Pendant

LS6654

Pear Amethyst Stud Earrings February Birthstone 18k Rose Gold LS6653

Pear Amethyst Earrings

LS6653

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