Amethyst: A Violet Allure

As gem enthusiasts and jewelers, we at YURGA have always been captivated by the beauty and allure of amethyst: a true violet allure. As many of you may already know, amethysts are a variety of quartz and are known for their beautiful, vivid purple color. But did you know that this color is actually caused by impurities in the quartz?

In ancient times, amethyst was highly valued for its supposed ability to ward off drunkenness and promote sobriety. The ancient Greeks wore amethyst and made drinking vessels decorated with it in the belief that it would prevent intoxication and the name “amethyst” actually comes from the Greek word “methustos,” which means “intoxicated.” It was also believed to have healing properties and was often used in talismans and amulets. Today, Tibetan Buddhist monks still use amethysts in prayer beads for their calming properties.

Nowadays, amethyst is known for its spiritual properties and is often used in meditation and energy healing. Many people believe that amethyst has a calming and soothing energy that can help to balance the mind, body, and spirit. Amethysts can be found all over the world, with some of the largest deposits in Zambia, Brazil, Russia, and Korea. And as the birthstone of February, amethysts have been associated with pure, chaste love.

Colors of Amethyst

One of the most intriguing things about amethyst is its rich purple hue. The color of amethyst ranges from a pale lavender to a deep violet, and it is caused by the presence of iron and other trace elements within the quartz crystal. The iron that replaces silicone in the crystal structure is what gives amethysts their striking hue. Interestingly, if an amethyst is exposed to high levels of heat, it can actually change color and become citrine. This makes each amethyst specimen unique and one of a kind. 

Amethyst is not only stunning to look at, but it also holds a rich history and cultural significance. At YURGA Jewelry, we love using amethyst in our handcrafted gold jewelry designs because it adds a touch of elegance and luxury to each piece.

At YURGA Jewelry, we love the way amethyst looks when paired with gold. The warm tones of gold complement the cool hues of amethyst, creating a beautiful contrast that is both elegant and eye-catching. Whether it’s a statement ring, a pair of earrings, or a delicate necklace, amethyst adds a touch of luxury and sophistication to any piece of handcrafted gold jewelry.

In conclusion, amethyst is a gemstone that has something to offer for everyone. Its beauty, rich history, and spiritual properties make it a fascinating gemstone to collect and treasure. Its versatility and elegance make it a perfect choice for handcrafted gold jewelry, and at YURGA Jewelry, we are proud to offer a wide range of amethyst-adorned jewelry pieces.

Thank you for reading and we hope you have learned more about Amethysts and the beauty and history they hold, and also check out YURGA Jewelry’s collection of Amethysts jewelry, for a unique and exclusive piece.