Amethyst - February Birthstone  - Check out the facts and lore of Amethyst and see a few of the many styles available for purchase or you can create your own style in store with our 3d printing design center. More styles available in store. 

History of amethyst
According to Greek myth, Dionysius, god of intoxication, was angered by an insult from a mere mortal and swore revenge on the next mortal that crossed his path, creating fierce tigers to carry out his wish. Along came the unsuspecting Amethyst, a beautiful maiden on her way to pay tribute to the goddess Diana. Diana turned Amethyst into a statue of pure crystalline quartz to protect her from the tigers. Dionysus wept tears of wine in remorse at the sight of the beautiful statue. The god's tears stained the quartz purple, creating the gem we know today.
Science of amethyst
Amethyst is a member of the quartz family, occurring as crystals within rocks. Quartz often grow within cavities of cooling lava, forming geodes. Although the gem color must always be purple to be amethyst, it has a wide range of purple shades. Amethyst can occur as long prismatic crystals that have a six-sided pyramid at either end, or it can form as crystalline crusts called druzes that only show the pointed ends. Amethyst is popular for its color and crystal shapes that produce handsome, purple, sparkling clusters.    
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RING INFORMATION                                      Item Number 25245                           Gemstone : 50ct Oval Amythest           Diamond Carat Weight : .32cttw                       Color Grade :  H/I                                             Clarity Grade : SI2                                              Metal :  14kt yellow          Metal Wgt : 4.1gm 
RING INFORMATION                                      Item Number 23682                           Gemstone : 5.32ct Faceted Amythest           Diamond Carat Weight : .50cttw                       Color Grade : G/HI                                             Clarity Grade : SI1                                              Metal :  14kt yellow         Metal Wgt : 11.3gm 
 PENDANT INFORMATION                                      Item Number 11927x                          Gemstone :9.38ct Emerald Cut Amythest          Diamond Carat Weight : .15ct                            Color Grade :  H                                                Clarity Grade : SI2                                                Metal :  14kt yellow           Metal Wgt : 4.8gm 

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EARRING INFORMATION                                   Item Number 21753                             Gemstone : Round Faceted Amythest           Diamond Carat Weight :                               Color Grade :                                                 Clarity Grade :                                                 Metal :  14kt yellow           Metal Wgt : 1.8gm 
PENDANT INFORMATION                                  Item Number 25184                             Gemstone : 12x10 Oval Amythest           Diamond Carat Weight : .16ct                          Color Grade :  H/I                                             Clarity Grade : SI2                                              Metal :  14kt white          Metal Wgt : 7.6gm 
EARRING INFORMATION                                   Item Number 10828x                           Gemstone : Oval Faceted Amythest           Diamond Carat Weight :                               Color Grade :                                                 Clarity Grade :                                                 Metal :  14kt yellow           Metal Wgt : 2.4gm