The highest quality amethyst colours are a strong reddish,
purple or purple, with no brownish or bronze-coloured tints.
Lower quality stones have noticeable color zoning.
Many of the faceted stones in the market do not have eye-visible inclusions.
If the gem has rich colour, professionals often overlook minor inclusions. Visible
inclusions in pale pastel-coloured stones reduce their price significantly.
People make wide variety of fancy shapes of this stone.
Also custom cuts are popular. Important thing is to have a good quality cut.
Large sizes do not have significantly higher price per carat
than smaller sizes. The gem is also good choice for bold jewelry designs.
Amethyst is the birthstone for February
and the gem for the 6th and 17th wedding anniversaries.