The oldest of gemstones used by humankind, with records dating back 25,000 years. The correct faceting of a fine amethyst crystal can provide a warm and deep reddish purple gemstone of great beauty. Beautiful and affordable, the amethyst is among the most popular gemstones.
Color: purple with bluish or reddish overtones.
Tone: light to dark. Very light or very dark are less desirable. Rich, deep reddish-purple is the finest quality.
Transparency: usually with no visible inclusions, but sometimes the unevenness of the color bands can be seen. Correct faceting is imperative.
Certification: Amsterdam Sauer issues a certificate of guarantee of natural origin, since synthetic amethysts are recently also marketed.
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