Amethyst is an elegant semi-precious stone that belongs to the quartz family. Quartz minerals containing manganese traces form the natural Amethyst gemstone. These fine purple-colored stones have high demand among jewelers for making attractive Amethyst rings, necklaces, earrings, and more. The pure quality Amethysts are mined from various global locations, including Africa, Zambia, Brazil, among others. With no visible inclusions, these gemstones are highly transparent and crystalline in nature.
Properties of Amethyst
- Mineral Family – Quartz
- Mohs value – 7
- Refractive Index – 1.544 – 1.553
- Colors – Purple color
- Luster – Vitreous
- Luminescence – Fluorescent and UV short
- Transparency – Transparent to translucent
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