green amethyst gem
a green gemstone

What types of jewelry are available?

 

What is Prasiolite anyway?

The official name of is actually Prasiolite, which is essentially just a green quartz.  The reason the term ‘green amethyst’ has been increasing in popularity is mostly due to people associating February’s birthstone with the Gemstone.  Put simply, people born in February are fortunate because they have more than the common ‘Purple Amethyst’ to choose from when buying gemstone jewelry!

This style of jewelry looks great when paired with rings, pendants, earrings, bracelets, and beads.

 

Amethyst Gemstones
Amethyst Gemstones

Are there other colors of amethyst than green?

Yes! The most common color of amethyst is actually purple, as that is its primary hue.  However, there are also secondary colors in amethyst, including red and blue.  Depending on the light source, these secondary hues may become more transparent.

 

How valuable is amethyst?

Historically, amethyst was included in the cardinal gemstones along with diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds.  Today, by itself, it is less valuable when compared to the other cardinal gemstones due to extensive mining operations. This is a major win for consumers, as people looking for jewelry can easily add elaborate patterns of diamonds or gold to accent the jewelry.

Of course, many people are able to take a classy piece of jewelry and add Prasiolite for a fraction of the cost.  Conversely, when using Prasiolite as the primary stone, people tend to spend var less when looking at options with comparable sized diamonds.

 

What is the history of amethyst as a birthstone?

The amethyst birthstone for February can be summed up with this poem (originally published by Tiffany & Co. in 1870)

The February-born shall find

Sincerity and peace of mind,

Freedom from passion and from care,

If they an amethyst will wear.

green amethyst ring
amethyst ring

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