Amethyst is the purple variety of Quartz. It can be found in large clean
gemstones and makes fantastic costume jewelry. Choose form our large variety of
Amethyst from Brazil, Uruguay and Africa.
With a hardness of 7 on the MOHS scale, this gemstone is extremely durable
and resistant to scratching. The color of Amethyst ranges from pinkish, light purple to a deep blue purple. The purple hues of this gemstone make it perfect
for use as a cocktail ring or a large statement piece.
In this section you will find lots of different types of Amethysts for sale
by our verified sellers. Not only will you find faceted gemstones but you will
also find unique pieces such as terminated points and stalactites.
Amethyst is produced in many countries all around the world but the most esquiset pieces come from Brazil and Uruguay
When buying a faceted stone keep in mind that the value of natural Amethyst is
determined by the depth of it’s color. Stones with the deepest and richest
color will fetch a higher price while the cheaper stones will have a lighter
color. Also be sure to look for stones that are clean and free from
The other categories of interest are the rough and
specimens. This is where you will find rough pieces suitable for cutting into a
gemstone or for use a specimen. Some of the Amethyst specimens are amazing because
they show the way the gemstone has formed.
For something really special check out the Stalactites.
These are Stalactites that have grown down from the roof of a cave and then they
have been split straight across the formation. This makes a very unique looking
stone. The growth rings are visible just like the growth rings in a tree trunk.
Terminated points is a category well worth a look at. These
points have been formed in massive pockets over millions of years. The color is
intense and the shape of the points gives a clue to how big the overall formation