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AMETHYST STONE PRICE, FACTS, PROPERTIES & BENEFITS –
Amethyst Stone Facts-
Amethyst stone is Purple variety of mineral Quartz. Amethyst is liked for its unique Color not seen in any other Gemstone, High Transparency & Affordability. Reddish Purple tone is considered the best among all color tones in Amethyst. Amethyst is the Birthstone for the Month of February as per western astrology. As Per Indian Vedic Astrology, Amethyst is also considered a mild substitute of Blue Sapphire. In Hindi, Amethyst is called – ‘Katella’. At one time in History, Amethyst was very rare and hence it was as expensive as Ruby and Sapphires. After the Discovery of Amethyst mines in Brazil, there was abundant supply of fine quality Amethyst which resulted in its price coming down.
Amethyst Stone Properties-
REFRACTIVE INDEX (RI): 1.544 to 1.553
OPTICAL CHARACTER: Anisotropic
SPECIFIC GRAVITY (SG): 2.66
MOHS SCALE HARDNESS: 7
TRANSPARENCY: Highly Transparent to Translucent
Currently, The Best Quality Amethyst is mined from Brazil. The Top Quality Amethyst has Rich Color and High Transparency. You would not see any inclusions with naked eye in such Top Quality Amethyst.
Benefits of Wearing Amethyst Stone-
Amethyst is widely used in Jewellery for its Color & High Transparency. Amethyst is used for its Astrological and Healing benefits. Amethyst is known for its Healing properties. It promotes creative thinking. It is effective in curing Insomnia, relieving stress, migraines and Headaches. Amethyst is beneficial in Career Growth, Promotions and Court Disputes.
KNOW AMETHYST STONE-
Amethyst (Katella in Hindi) is the transparent, Purple variety of Quartz (SI02). Amethyst is Birthstone for February. Amethyst is loved & appreciated for its unique color & high transparency. Reddish Purple is considered the best color of Amethyst. Amethyst is considered a very good healing stone by Crystal Healers & Gem Therapists. It prevents Intoxication, quickens intelligence & helps get rid of evil thoughts. Amethyst has hardness of 7 on Moh’s scale of hardness. Amethyst is anisotropic (doubly refractive). Refractive Index (RI) Range is 1.544 – 1.553 & Specific Gravity (SG) is 2.65. Mostly, Amethyst has very less eye visible inclusions. Best quality Amethyst comes from Africa & South America. Amethyst is widely used in Jewelry due to its unique Color, high transparency & affordability.