SKU: C185

Amethyst

32.52 carats

$1,462.00

Out of stock

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Bolivian Amethyst, cut in an original design that provides a pixelated look. The blue flashes in the stone are really there, not simply an environmental reflection. There are some fine scratches on a couple of the crown facets, sorry. They aren’t noticeable unless the stone is tilted just perfectly to reflect the light.

Carats

32.52

Clarity

Color Specification

Color

Purple

Cut

Dimensions (mm)

24.7 x 16.0 x 12.8

Origin

Overall Quality

Stone Shape

Rectangle

Treatments

None

1

Amethyst was as expensive as ruby and emerald until the 19th Century, when Brazil’s large deposits were discovered.

2

It was believed to prevent intoxication—amethystos means “not drunk” in ancient Greek.

3

Single amethyst crystals can be huge: the GIA Museum displayed a doubly terminated crystal that weighed 164 pounds.

4

Amethyst is the official gemstone of the province of Ontario, Canada.

5

Amethyst rings are traditionally worn by Bishops; some believe that amethyst brings good luck to petitioners.