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Amethyst

Amethyst Quality

The quality of Amethyst is defined primarily by its color. Yet, before-hand knowledge of other factors can help our customers select the most competent option and buy the best quality Amethyst gemstone online as per their preference.

    • Origin

      – Amethyst mines have been discovered in Russia, Zambia, India, Brazil, Myanmar, Madagascar, Mexico and Sri Lanka. However, rich purple color associated with African amethyst makes it exceptionally popular. Zambian and Brazilian amethyst are other famous amethyst origins because of decently saturated raspberry purple color.

    • Color

      – Amethyst color may range from light pink-violet to deep purple. Finest quality amethyst displays vividly saturated purple color (with or without red tints) and lacks color zoning completely. The gemstone should neither be too light that it waters down the color or too dark that it looks black in poor lighting. Also, one should carefully look for brown tints and color zones as they can lower the quality and overall worth of amethyst, marginally.

    • Clarity

      – Amethyst is graded as Type - 2 gemstone on clarity standards, implying it is naturally cleaner than other precious gemstones. However, whenever present, inclusions in Amethyst exist in and as needles or L- shaped bands. A transparent amethyst without visible inclusions radiates light and color better than the translucent stones. As a rule, lesser the inclusions, better is the quality of amethyst. Since it is comfortably available in nature and quite affordable, it is not worthy to compromise on the clarity aspect when buying amethyst online or from dealers.


In gemology, Amethyst is recognized as a naturally occurring, purple colored semi-precious gemstone of Quartz mineral family. Green Amethyst on the other hand is not a different gemstone but the outcome of intense heat treatment done to change Amethyst color from purple to green. The term ‘Green Amethyst’ is a misnomer, meaning it is a false identity that misleads people who might be looking for Prasiolite. While both Amethyst and Prasiolite belong to same mineral family, they do not exist as mere color options but completely different gemstones with different market pricing. Since Amethyst is the most valued gemstone of quartz mineral family, people often try to pitch and sell Prasiolite as Green Amethyst for profiteering. The market value of such a heat-treated stone is far less than Amethyst or even Prasiolite. At GemPundit, you can buy original amethyst online certified by recognized laboratories to ensure a quality purchase.
African Amethyst is considered best for astrological use because of its intense, true purple color. However, since Brazilian and Siberian amethyst are decent enough in quality as well, they can also be worn. Considering that amethyst is not too expensive and astrologically important, we advise our customers to wear high quality amethyst which is color-consistent and inclusion free to receive maximum benefits.
Amethyst is recognized in vedic astrology as the substitute or upratna of blue sapphire which means it is capable of delivering results but not without having certain repercussions. When compared with the original astrological gemstone (in this case, Blue sapphire), a substitute takes much more time. In addition, the results may not meet with the expectations of the wearer. Amethyst though is suggested when a person is constrained by budget issues and is in no condition to buy blue sapphire.

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