Amethyst is a type of quartz with a purple color. It often used as jewelry. The name comes from the Ancient Greek word’methustos’. It means “not intoxicated”. So what is the use of amethyst? How much does an amethyst stone price? Let’s find out in the article below!
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1. Basic information about amethyst stone
- Chemicals: Silica (silicon dioxide, SiO2)
- Color: Violet
- Frequently characteristics: A hexagonal prism with a hexagon vertex
- Mohs Hardware: 7 (when there are no impurities)
- Strap color: White
- Opacity: Transparent to translucent
- Personal weight: 2.65 (when there are no impurities)
- Optical Properties: 1 nicol (+)
- Extracts: nω = 1.543–1,553 nε = 1.552–1.554
- Birefringent: +0.009 (approx. B-G)
- Melting Point: 1,650 ± 75°C
- Distribution: Brazil, Russia, Sri Lanka, Greece. In Brazil, there were the first amethyst mines to be mined, providing the largest chunks of raw amethyst in the world.
- Vietnam distribution: Vung Tau, Gia Lai, Thanh Hoa.
2. Uses of amethyst stone
In Greek, the word amethystos is translated as “not intoxicated”. Amethyst considered an antidote to drunkenness. That explains why drinking glasses are often inlaid with amethyst.
In Roman Mythology, Bacchus, the drunken god, pursued a girl named Amethystos. But she rejected his affections. Amethystos begged the gods to keep her chaste. When the goddess Diana appeared and turned her into a white stone. Angered by Amethystos’ intention to preserve his innocence. Bacchus poured wine into the stone, transforming it into a burgundy crystal. Another version of the myth claims that the goddess Rhea gave Dionysus an amethyst. It is to keep drinkers awake.
In modern life, amethyst is said to have the following uses:
- It helps to sleep well and reduces stress.
- Increase memory, increase concentration
- Anti motion sickness
- Protection from magic
- Bring peace and good luck
3. Which amethyst is suitable for which destiny and which zodiac sign?
According to Feng Shui, the five elements are born and opposite. The Amethyst stone belongs to the element of Fire. It is suitable for people with the zodiac sign of Fire or Earth. Also, based on the five elements. The amethyst stone is not suitable for people with zodiac signs of Water and Metal.
For the zodiac, amethyst is the symbol of February. This stone is one of the stones that represent the months of the year (birthstone). It is also the symbol of Pisces, Aries, Aquarius, and Sagittarius. Amethyst shows wisdom, passion, and action about religion and the soul.
4. How to distinguish real amethyst stone
The Amethyst stone is made into jewelry to wear on people. Besides, it is feng shui items for home and work, bringing many good effects. Because the stone is loved by everyone, many places have faked it to gain illicit profits. Here are some ways to distinguish real amethyst from fake.
4.1 Burn to test
There is a traditional way of leaving the quartz stone on fire for a few minutes. If it is a fake stone, it will have a burning smell, crack, crumble. The real stone will be fine. This method is not recommended to try. Because fake stone is often faked sophisticatedly. It has the same hardness as real stone. And real stone when burned is not necessarily okay.
4.2 Check your weight
Currently, science has been able to synthesize artificial amethyst by many different methods. However, synthetic synthetic amethyst is not economically feasible. Because this stone has very large reserves. Artificial synthesis is not necessary. Therefore, fake stone is usually made of plastic. Plastic is much lighter than natural stone. So, it can be used this way to check.
4.3 See with the naked eye
If it is a natural stone, it will not be perfect in color. Especially, no two natural stones are exactly alike.
4.4 Accreditation of reputable centers
This is the best way to check authenticity. In the centers, there are often modern tools to check the type of stone. Whether it is natural stone or not. Whether it has been treated or not, volume, hardness, radiant energy… After the inspection, the center will issue a certificate received for stores. It is to use to prove it to customers.
5. How much is an amethyst stone price?
Natural amethyst stone can be crafted into many different types of feng shui items. Example: feng shui stone rings, feng shui stone bridges, feng shui pillars, pixiu,… The amethyst stone price depends on many factors, such as: color, cutting style, cleanliness, clarity, size. The type usually falls around $50/1kg. The more expensive can be up to $100 to $150/1kg.
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