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Amethyst Explained

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Amethyst Specification

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Amethyst Description

Purple-colored amethyst is plentiful and inexpensive silver jewelry. It is the most popular of the quartz has and the most valuable of the species. It was popular with Georgian, Victorian, and arts and crafts Jewelers. Amethyst is microcrystalline quartz, the crystals occur in purple, violet, lilac, and mauve colors and varying durations. The more intense the color, the more valuable the gem material. The pale, cloudy amethyst is usually used for beads and carvings. Amethyst was popular in the 18th and 19th centuries and most often foiled and jewelry to improve its appearance. The color of amethyst is caused by Iron and purities and also by exposure to Natural radiation. Often the color and tone of amethyst are related to the source. Reddish purple amethyst was found in the ration Earl’s, it was called Siberian amethyst. Brazil produces a fine pinkish purple color. Canady and Amethyst has a violet color. Amethyst from Uruguay is a deep purple-blue. African amethyst is more deeply colored than Brazilian. Natural by colored crystals called Emma train can occur in amethyst. They are part amethyst and part citrine. The crystals are yellow-orange and violet.

Amethyst Variations

Lots of different kinds of Amethyst

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