Amethyst is a gemstone variety of quartz. Purple has long been considered a royal color, so it is not surprising that amethyst has been in demand throughout history. Fine amethysts are featured in the British Crown Jewels and were also a favorite of Catherine the Great and Egyptian royalty. Great thinkers like Leonardo da Vinci believed that amethyst could dissipate evil thoughts and quicken the intelligence. Darker hues of amethyst are rarely enhanced to perfect their color, although some varieties do respond well to heat enhancement. Brownish varieties are commonly heated and magically turn into the bright yellow or orange colors known as citrine. This enhancement method is permanent and will last for the life of the gemstone.
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Amethyst is the gem of peace. Because purple is the color of royalty, amethyst rings were long reserved only for kings, queens, and bishops. St. Valentine wore an amethyst ring carved with an image of cupid, making an amethyst engagement ring a very romantic choice. The most important value factor for an amethyst ring is the color of the amethyst, which should be a medium purple with flashes of pink. Pale lilac and deep violet are more affordable. Siberia is a legendary source of amethyst but is no longer producing: today most top quality amethyst comes from Brazil, Uruguay, and several countries in Africa. Gemvara’s amethyst is a pure medium purple amethyst from Brazil with cutting so exceptional that it dances with brilliance.
Some amethyst on the market today is man-made. These stones are less rare and so less valuable. Gemvara does not sell synthetic amethyst. Amethyst is the birthstone for February, the 6th and 17th anniversary gem, and the zodiac gem for Pisces. Amethyst rings are durable and great for everyday wear. Clean with mild dish soap: soak or gently use a soft brush to scrub behind the stone where dust can collect. Avoid exposure to high heat, which may cause your amethyst engagement ring color to fade.