Amethyst is a member of the quartz family. It is most famous for its brilliant shades of purple. The purple coloring can range from a very light shade of lilac to a deep plum color. Amethyst stones usually consist of various zones of color intensity. These are due to the unique angles of their cut. The meaning of amethyst can vary, however, generally this gem means calmness and stillness.
Whether its crystals are left natural, polished as tumbled stones, or faceted into magnificent jewels, Amethyst is a gem whose beauty transcends its commonality. It is a variety of Quartz found in many locations around the world. It forms as transparent, terminated crystals of all sizes in geodes, clusters, and as long single terminations. Amethyst is also found in vitreous masses and polished into wonderful specimens and personal talismans.
The presence of manganese in clear Quartz produces Amethyst, while additional amounts of iron vary the purple coloration. It ranges in hue from pale red-violet to deep violet and may be transparent or opaque. In addition, it is sometimes layered with white Quartz as Chevron Amethyst, found in combination with Cacoxenite, mixed with Citrine as Ametrine, or in rare cases, “rutilated” with Goethite.
Comes in various forms, hues , any color variations , specks and the like, are not imperfections but the formation of the stone quartz in nature.