Amethyst 925 Silver Studs
MOHs hardness: 7/10
Gemstone size: 3mm x 5mm
Setting Material: 925 silver
What Gemstone is Amethyst?
Amethyst is a semiprecious stone often used in jewelry. Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz (SiO2). It's name comes from the Koine Greek αμέθυστος amethystos from α- a-, "not" and μεθύσκω (Ancient Greek) methysko / μεθώ metho (Modern Greek), "intoxicate".
Amethyst occurs in primary hues from a light lavender or pale violet, to a deep purple. Amethyst may exhibit one or both secondary hues, red and blue. High quality amethyst can be found in Siberia, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Uruguay, and the Far East. "Deep Siberian" has a primary purple hue of around 75–80%, with 15–20% blue and (depending on the light source) red secondary hues. While the ‘Rose de France’ is defined by its markedly light shade of the purple, reminiscent of a lavender/lilac shade. These pale colors were once considered undesirable but have recently become popular due to intensive marketing.
Green quartz is sometimes incorrectly called green amethyst, which is a misnomer and not an appropriate name for the material, the proper terminology being prasiolite. Other names for green quartz are vermarine or lime citrine.
Purchase notes: Comes in a velvet sleeve and silver polishing cloth