Amethyst

 

Fun Facts About Amethyst

#1.  February’s Birthstone-  Amethyst can come in a variety of shades of purple ranging anywhere from a light transparent lavender to an intense royal purple.

#2. Amethyst is a 7 on the Mohs hardness scale.  The scale ranges from 1-10.  You can wear your quartz jewelry everyday without having to worry about wear and tear as it will resist most scratches and keep its shine for years to come.

 

Amethyst from Namibia
(Amethyst photo from GIA.EDU)