These amethyst cabochons are a great choice to use in earrings or in a larger complex design. One of the most popular gemstones for jewelry, amethyst has an eye-catching deep purple colour that stands well on its own, or pairs beautifully with a range of other stones in various hues. Amethyst is the birthstone for February.

Amethyst is the best known and most valuable form of quartz. The colour of natural amethyst is caused by iron or manganese compound impurities in the mineral and can range from a watercolour pale pink to a dark, almost opaque, purple. Named for the Greek word for “sober,” amethyst was believed to remedy drunkenness. As a crystal, amethyst is credited with relieving stress and promoting peace of mind.

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