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saumyasharma   , 37

from Austin


5 Reasons to Choose an Amethyst Ring

#1. Amethyst is a Birthstone

Since the 15th century, amethyst has been the birthstone for February. Amethyst is also the Pisces zodiac birthstone, meaning it's acceptable to wear for The Fish. This coveted gem traditionally is said to keep you sober. It also helps in curing insomnia and nightmares, relieving pain, and promoting health, and general positivity. Travelers often use the February birthstone set into rings and pendants for protection.


#2. Pantone says Ultra Violet is the Color of Year for 2018

Pantone is known for its in-depth matching system and is a world-renowned authority on color management and forecasting. Pantone has chosen purple, or specifically Ultra Violet as the Color of the Year for 2018. The fashion industry has embraced the mysterious hue as they showcase creations in all shades of purple. In matters of gemstone jewelry, nothing says purple quite like amethyst.


#3. Amethyst Comes in Several Distinct Tones

Amethyst rings come in different varieties, thanks to the different shades of purple displayed by this gem and the different properties it possesses. Shop LC offers four kinds of this alluring gem, each breathtaking for their unique qualities.

African Amethyst Ring:
African amethyst is treasured for its well-concentrated purple and blue-violet hues with flickers of red and indigo.


Brazilian Amethyst Ring:
Brazilian amethyst is bestowed with a lighter tone of violet that displays a reddish and smoky appearance, making it very desirable.


Uruguayan Amethyst Ring:
Uruguayan amethyst is one of the finest qualities of amethyst available. It flaunts a mesmerizing depth of rich purple with hints of red and blue seen from certain angles.


Rose de France Amethyst Ring:
Rose de France amethyst is named so for its delicate lavender and lilac hues. A popular gem during the Victorian era, this beauty is regaining its status as more people embrace pastel hues.


#4. Amethyst is a Versatile Gemstone

Amethyst is a member of the quartz family, meaning it's a versatile gem. Able to be cut in a variety of styles, find amethyst stones as rounds, marquises, cushions or trillions. Also available in cabochon, faceted jewels display color and sparkle the best.

Purple is a benevolent color that plays well with others. This means you're spoiled for choice when it comes to metal options when choosing a setting for your ring.

Yellow Gold Amethyst Rings:


Pairing yellow gold with the gorgeous purple of amethyst lends your appearance a regal allure that can't be ignored. Gold immediately enhances jewelry's appeal with its stately presence. Since gold has always been synonymous with wealth and abundance, deep and rich purple hues are preferred.

Rose Gold Amethyst Rings:


Rose gold is gaining popularity daily. Amethyst rings crafted in rose gold cast a spell of romance that's hard to resist. The metal exquisitely compliments all breathtaking hues of amethyst, be it a pale lavender of Rose De France or the bewitching richness of Uruguayan amethyst.

Silver or White gold Amethyst rings:


With white metal, choose from sterling silver, white gold or even platinum! The clean and sleek appeal of the metal lends all shades of amethyst a blissful and soothing allure.

#5. Nice and Affordable does it

Amethyst is popular for its glamorous look and affordable price. It's abundantly produced in South America and Africa, and this large supply lets designers really explore in terms of stone shapes as they push conventional boundaries beyond traditional fancy cuts.

Since the price per carat is low, large and extravagant jewelry pieces are very affordable. At Shop LC, the vendor relationships, buying power, and in-house manufacturing keep costs down for gold, silver, and stainless steel jewelry. It's how we provide a breathtaking assortment of amethyst jewelry.

Facts about Amethyst

  • Member of the quartz family.
  • Ranks 7 on Mohs scale of hardness.
  • Color ranges from pale lavender or lilac to rich purple or violet.
  • Traditional gift for 6th wedding anniversary.
  • Known for pleochroism – displays hints of red and blue when viewed from different angles.

Amethyst in History

  • Rose de France was popular during the Victorian Era.
  • Amethyst was once considered a precious gemstone until the discovery of Brazilian deposits during the 19th century.
  • Queen Mary collects amethysts, refusing to add her personal pieces to the royal collection.
  • St. Valentine was rumored to own an amethyst ring engraved with Cupid/Eros.

Are you inspired by this fashionable and trendsetting gem? Which variety would you choose? Tell us in the comments below!