SKU: C056

Bolivian Amethyst

10.40 carats

$511.00

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Amethyst, in saturated purple color, from Bolivia.

Carats

10.40

Clarity

Color Specification

Color

Purple

Origin

Overall Quality

Stone Shape

Round

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.