6 Facts You Should Know About Amethysts

  • Amethyst is a popular variety of the mineral quartz known for its purple colouring.

  • Amethyst is the birthstone for the month of February.

  • Amethyst was as valuable as rubies and emeralds until the 1800s, when more amethyst was found in the country of Brazil. 

  • Amethyst is called the "wisdom stone," and some believe wearing amethyst will ward off feelings of guilt and anxiety.

  • Amethysts rate 7.0 on the mohs hardness scale, and require special care when worn in jewellery.
     
  • The finest amethyst is eye clean. That means you cannot see any natural imperfections with the naked eye.

July 01, 2014 by Perrine Comeille
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