Ametrine & Diamond Necklace

Amethyst is purple quartz which has long been considered a royal color. Amethyst was featured in the British Crown Jewels and was a favorite of Catherine the Great and Egyptian Royalty. Brazil and Zambia are the two primary sources of Amethyst. Hollow geodes and volcanic tubes are the most are the most common places for amethyst to form.

When amethyst is exposed to extreme heat it turns into citrine, sometimes in nature the extreme heat isn't constant or consistent and only part of the stone will become citrine. This stone is known as ametrine.\n\nIt is considered the traditional birthstone for the month of February and is available in many different sizes, shapes, and colors. Amethyst affordability and wide color range from light to dark purple make it an ideal choice for jewelry designers.

Moh's hardness scale ranks amethyst as a 7 making it relatively hard and great for making jewelry. When cleaning amethyst it is safe to use soapy water, alcohol, or commercial solvents. Ultrasonic cleaners and steam cleaners are also safe to use.

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