SKU: C002

Amethyst

3.42 carats

$136.00

1 in stock

SKU: C002 Category: Tag:

Perfect size for jewelry, this Paraguayan amethyst is among the finest colors.

Carats

3.42

Clarity

Color Specification

Color

Purple

Cut

Dimensions (mm)

9.9 x 9.8 x 7.0

Origin

Overall Quality

Stone Shape

Shield

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.