SKU: C273

Amethyst

7.4 carats

$296.00

1 in stock

SKU: C273 Category: Tag:

A radiant design with high light-return (brilliance).

Carats

7.4

Clarity

Color Specification

Color

Purple

Cut

Dimensions (mm)

12.2 x 10.2 x 9.5

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.