Amethyst is a semi-precious stone that is often found in some of the most modern and beautiful handmade jewelry in the world. It is most often found in shades of purple or red and is considered a February birthstone and 6th birthday gemstone.
Beyond its current uses and associations, amethyst has a decadent spiritual, etymological, and mythological history that adds nostalgic value to its already strong aesthetic value of purple gemstones with properties, meanings, jewelry with images.
Amethyst is a purple variety from the quartz family, whose name comes from the Greek word "amethyst" or "non-intoxicating". Amethyst gemstone has been used to treat headaches, stabilize the negative effects, and relieve sugar imbalances.
Amethyst looks best as formal evening jewelry when paired with black pearl, black onyx, or diamonds. More casual combinations include contrasts such as purple amethyst with pearl white, yellow-brown citrine, light blue aquamarine, or rough diamonds.
Amethyst is widely considered to be a fine gemstone that goes well with any outfit. It works great on earrings to enhance the shine of brown or hazel eyes. Amethyst is one of the earliest gemstones used by humans and is often found in religious jewelry such as pearls.
It is quite scratch-resistant, making it suitable as a jewelry component. Amethyst should be cleaned regularly by a professional or with a soft cloth and mild soap and water. Avoid ultrasonic cleaners and harsh chemicals when cleaning your handmade jewelry, as contact with these items can damage semi-precious and precious stones and pearls.