Uruguayan Amethyst – Purple – Round – 11.44 Carats

$883.18

“Don’t worry, be purple.”

And you can definitely be purple with this gob-smacking wonder. This Amethyst, originating from our mines in Uruguay, is an absolute whopper, with a carat weight of 11.44 carats and the dimensions of 15.65mm by 15.65mm, plus a pavilion depth of 9.67mm. The stone was masterfully faceted by our master lapidarists in Sri Lanka with a round cut with a step cut pavilion, making this stone a hefty one. With a Loupe Clean clarity this stone is natural in its entirety having undergone no treatment unlike similar counterparts which are available elsewhere in the international markets. This is the perfect stone for the center of that cocktail pendant that you were thinking of getting made. Get it for yourself and you will definitely feel and be purple, as well as the center of all attention of the party.

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Description

Identity: Natural Crystalline Quartz var. Amethyst
Origin: Uruguay

THE 4CS

Carat Weight: 11.44 Carats
Colour: In all forms of light this stone is purple in colour.
Clarity: In addition, this purple Uruguayan Amethyst is Loupe Clean.
Cut: This purple Uruguayan Amethyst supports a Round cut with step-cut pavilion facets.

What are the 4Cs: Gemological Institute of America – The 4Cs

VIDEO:

Amethyst – Crystalline Quartz: A Family Affair

A FAMILY AFFAIR

Quartz, Quartz, Quartz. Probably one of the most popular families of gemstones ever found. Ever heard of: Amethyst? Citrine? Lemon Quartz? Smoky Quartz… Jasper? Well, here’s a tiny surprise for you. Yes, you may have guessed it they are all quartz. In fact, by definition Quartz is a chemical compound of silicon and oxygen, silicon dioxide SiO2. You may have heard this chemical formula in your days in high school; it is the same chemical formula as sand: the same sand which covers our beaches and the same sand which is used to make beautiful pieces of glassware.

Therefore, it is just simply impossible to cover one such large topic in one article. Hence, we have split the Quartz Family into their gemological identities of Crystalline and Cryptocrystalline. Furthermore, we split it further into the different varieties of each family. Thus, In this article, we will dissect and examine one of the more popular Quartz: Amethyst.

A BRIEF ORIGIN OF THE AMETHYST

Amethyst dates back to the times of Ancient Greece, where mythology predicated origin. The origin of Amethyst has different versions, however, the summarization is the same. Amethyst was said to be a young woman, accidentally caught in the wrath of the Greek God of Wine, Dionysus. When Amethyst called for help, the Goddess Diana came and turned the girl to a white gemstone(allegedly quartz). Once sober, Dionysius, extremely remorseful, wept into his half-full goblet of wine, which overflowed and dyed the quartz purple. This is the story of how Amethyst came to be. The lore is not just a mere story. Spiritualists believe the amethyst is the gemstone helping the drunk become sober. The amethyst is also the gemstone helping the sober not become drunk. (Do Not Attempt).

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Additional information

Gemstone

Amethyst

Dimensions(mm)

15.65 x 15.65 x 9.67

Carat Weight

11.44

Colour

Purple

Cut

Round, Step

Clarity

Loupe Clean

Treatment

None

Origin

Uruguay

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