- 5.20ct square cut Amethyst
- Measures 10.17 x 10.14 x 8.28mm
- Origin: Rwanda
- Cut by Dan Lynch in Tennessee
Amethyst is the purple variety of quartz that is found in abundance in East Africa. The finest gems are considered to be deep, saturated grape purple with even coloring throughout the stone. Ancient Greeks associated amethyst with the god Dionysus because of its grape-like hue, and they believed it helped prevent intoxication. Amethyst is a wonderful choice for someone looking for a larger stone that is beautiful yet affordable.
Amethyst is the birthstone for the month of February.
When you shop with ANZA Gems, you're making a difference and giving back to East African mining communities. ANZA supports artisans at every level, beginning with purchasing directly in-country in Tanzania and Kenya, then using US and Kenyan artisanal cutters–a number of them women–to facet the gems into one-of-a by-kind creations. At least 10% of your purchase will directly benefit education, vocational training, community development and other initiatives supporting miners where they need it most through the nonprofit Gem Legacy.