one of the most popular of all the quartz’s. Ranging in colour from an
almost colourless lilac to a rich velvety purple, amethyst has been
popular in jewellery throughout the ages.
The mines of the Ural mountains in Russia have always been thought to
produce the very finest specimens, although beautiful stones are also
found in Namibia and Zambia. Amethyst is the most valuable of all the
quartzes. Many jewellers of have found to their cost that heating an
amethyst can cause an irreversible change in the stone and turn it
With its association with the god Bacchus amethyst has long been
associated with drink and is believed to help prevent drunkenness.
Worn while sleeping it supposedly has the effect of reducing anger and
We keep a large range of amethyst in stock both as gemstones and