2.26ct Oval Purple Amethyst
This is a 2.26ct oval cut amethyst. This stone is a deep purple color and is perfect for a ring or small pendant. This stone is a calibrated stone which means it should set nicely in a stock mounting. Amethysts give you a lot of stone for your money!
Amethyst has been the most prized and sought after member of the quartz family of gemstones for centuries. Its regal purple color adorns the fingers of bishops and is featured at the coronations of British royalty. For centuries Russia was the main source of fine amethyst but in the early 1900’s new deposits were discovered in South America. These deposits helped amethysts become more widely available. Amethyst comes in a wide variety of sizes and its color ranges from a light lilac to a rich purple. Amethyst is a February birthstone.
Amethysts can be found in Brazil, India, Namibia, Sri Lanka, United States, Uruguay, and Zambia.
Amethysts will measure a 7 on the Mohs hardness scale.
Amethysts have a refractive index of 1.54 - 1.55.
Care and Cleaning:
It is recommended to clean your amethyst gemstones with warm, soapy water. Ultrasonic cleaning is usually safe. Steam cleaning is not recommended as all quartz are susceptible to thermal shock (a rapid change of temperature).