Amethyst Birthstone Jewellery
As January recedes and February appears on the horizon, the world of semi-precious gemstones turns away from garnet and on to amethyst.
Amethyst is the February birthstone and as such is an ideal gift for someone with a birthday next month.
Amethyst is one of the most popular semi-precious stones and it's easy to see why.
Amethyst, which is quartz, is abundantly available in a wide variety of purple shades from the palest pinky lilac to the bold deep purple of royalty.
It's available in all shapes and sizes and cuts which makes it a brilliant gemstone for use in jewellery.
The Price of Amethysts
You'll find quite a wide range of prices.
Cabochons, which are smooth polished amethysts, are usually the least expensive.
Faceted stones tend to cost more and are available in many grades.
Amethysts which are included (these are natural foreign bodies or disruptions inside the quartz) will be less expensive than premium eye clean stones. Nevertheless, there is beauty in an included stone which, when you look deep into it, displays it's long history.
Premium grade amethysts are available in all sizes of gemstone including very large stones. These amethysts are clear, brilliant, even in colour and will glisten with other colours - often cerise pink.
You'll find all of these types of amethysts in our amethyst jewellery collection.