Exotic Color - Amethyst


Naturally produced amethyst forms a beautiful purple color due to minerals such as iron and manganese. The main colors are lavender, purple red, deep red, bright red, deep purple, blue-violet and other colors. Deep purple and red are the best. Light purple is more common. Natural amethyst usually has natural ice cracks or white cloud impurities. Amethyst with gem value is produced in the geodes of volcanic rock, pegmatite, or limestone and shale.


Amethyst legend

Legend has it that Bacchus, the god of wine, was full of anger because of a dispute with Diana, the goddess of the moon, and sent a ferocious tiger to take revenge, but accidentally met Diana's girl Amethyst, Diana wanted to prevent the girl from dying. Tiger claws, turning her into an immaculate crystal statue. Seeing the statue transformed by the girl, Bacchus deeply regretted his actions, and the tears of repentance fell on the crystal statue, which immediately dyed it purple.

Amethyst represents the "guardian stone of love" in Western countries. Legend has it that it can bestow deep love, chastity, honesty and courage in lovers and couples. In ancient Greek culture, amethyst was believed to be a symbol of the god of wine, which could prevent people from getting drunk. Amethyst in China, the five elements of wood, Xiluan array purification.


Origin distribution

South Korea

Amethyst in South Korea has a very charming blue-purple color and is very beautiful. Many people are very fond of this exotic color, which gives people a deep and noble temperament. Unfortunately, in recent years, the output has been decreasing, and there are also restrictions on the export of amethyst, which has led to the change of Korean amethyst. It is relatively rare and the price has skyrocketed.


Brazil, as one of the main producing areas of natural crystal, of course also produces a large amount of amethyst. Although Brazil produces amethyst of various colors from dark to light, the output of dark purple amethyst is still relatively small, and it produces more. Light purple or medium purple amethyst. Amethysts produced in Brazil are distributed in large quantities into amethyst bracelets, amethyst necklaces, etc., and are distributed around the world. The price of these amethysts is at a medium price, which is relatively easy for buyers to accept.



The amethyst particles produced in Zambia are very small, but its color is very good, with a bright red color. Even if you look at it from a distance, you will not feel that the amethyst crystal is black, and the price is relatively expensive.


The amethyst produced in Uruguay is known as the best shade of amethyst. This purple is very deep and charming, and it also has a burgundy intoxicating fire. Becoming extremely rare, Uruguayan amethyst is a gem in some high-end jewelry stores.


Madagascar does not focus on the production of amethyst. The amethyst produced has many impurities and the luster is not good enough. It is relatively low-end among amethysts and is not very favored.


Value evaluation

Amethyst is mostly used in gemstone jewelry. Its value mainly depends on the following four aspects:

Quantity: The smaller the quantity, the better.

Clarity: The purer the crystal ball and jewelry, the better. Ornamental crystals require inclusions.

Package body: complete, image, colorful, clear meaning is the top grade.

Craftsmanship: Modeling requires a coordinated proportion, distinct primary and secondary, and realistic image, and polishing requires bright, no scratches.


True and false identification

Amethyst will show different shades of purple because of its origin and color, so the purple of natural amethyst ranges from the lightest lavender to the very rich deep purple. Due to the influence of nature, the naturally formed amethyst sometimes has uneven color on different beads or even the same bead. If it is synthetic amethyst, its color is very uniform and perfect, of course. , In nature, there are also the best amethysts with very uniform color.

Naturally occurring amethysts tend to exhibit bright bands, while synthetic amethysts do not. Carefully observe a natural amethyst bracelet with transparent crystals and few cracks, but obvious color bands can still be seen. Synthetic amethyst does not have this feature, and the color of synthetic amethyst is very single and inflexible.


Natural amethyst in the palm of the hand will give people a cold feeling. If it is worn on the body, the temperature of natural amethyst will gradually increase with the body temperature, and eventually it can maintain the same temperature as the human body. But the synthetic amethyst is different. The synthetic amethyst is placed in the palm of the hand. Although it will feel cold at the beginning, it will feel higher than the body temperature after wearing it on the body for a period of time, so this identification is the easiest. method, especially the amethyst made of glass is the easiest to identify.

Like other crystals, amethyst often contains cracks, tidbits or other mineral inclusions inside the crystal, but there will be many bubbles inside the synthesized amethyst crystal. Generally, the material of synthetic amethyst is glass, so if you do not know the bubble Shape, you can look at the glass, you will find that there are often bubbles in the glass.


Wearing method

Wearing amethyst on the left hand has the advantage of preventing natural crystals from being frequently collided or rubbed, and most people prefer to use the right hand to do things, which can better protect the amethyst from damage such as cracks and scratches.


First of all, amethyst cannot be irradiated with strong high temperature, which means that amethyst cannot be purified by sunlight method. Under certain high temperature, amethyst will fade into amethyst, but it is not The pure kind, so it is very loss for amethyst. In daily wear, be careful not to come into contact with relatively high temperature things, such as the heat of electric ovens, soup pots, water vapor in the bathroom, sunlight from sunbathing, etc. You need to pay attention when carrying out related activities.



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