Amethyst is a popular, purple gemstone with color variations running from pale violet to deep purple. The most exclusive color is a reddish purple hue. Similar to ‘turqoise’, the word ‘amethyst’ refers to the gemstone as well as the color.
Amethyst is a relatively hard gemstone and therefore well suited for our rings, earrings, pendants, and bracelets. At Bron, we prefer amethysts in a medium purple color – not too pale and definitely not too eggplant dark. Amethyst shines in different cuts: faceted, cabochon, random or checkboard.
Mohs scale of mineral hardness: 7 (diamond = 10)
Walk in the Park
Inspired by the early crocuses popping up in the park, we launched a spring collection a couple of years ago with amethyst playing the main part. The early and vibrant purple offered a cheerful contrast with the fresh greens of Aventurine, Chrysoprase, and Tourmaline.
Amethyst belongs to the quartz family and is found in geodes in sedimentary and volcanic rock. A geode is a hollow rock in which crystals are formed during a million year process. Amethyst is found in Brasil, Uruguay, Rusia (Oeral), Madagascar and Zambia.