1. Why is it important to keep Amethyst at room temperature?
Temperatures that are either too hot or cold can change the color of your Amethyst jewelry. When the gemstone is left in temperatures that are too hot, it may turn yellow and when it is left in temperatures that are too cold, it may turn to a shade of smoky gray.
2. What is the difference between lab-created and natural Amethyst?
Lab-created, or manmade, Amethyst looks identical to natural Amethyst. Experts often have a hard time telling the difference. The main difference is that it’s rare to find a significant amount of natural Amethyst. For this reason, natural varieties of the gemstone tend to be more expensive than lab-created Amethyst. It is very hard for anyone to be able to tell the different, however.
3. How do you clean your Amethyst jewelry?
It depends on the specific type of metal that has been used, and whether or not there are multiple types of gemstones. The best way to effectively clean it is to use a soft bristled brush and warm water with mild liquid detergent to gently scrub away the residue. Please visit our “Tips” section for more details.
4. Why is it best to not wear Amethyst jewelry when cleaning?
It is best to keep your gemstone jewelry away from household cleaning products, which may contain harsh chemicals. The reason is because these chemicals may change the appearance or effect the durability of the gemstone. Try to use only natural cleaning products when wearing Amethyst jewelry, or take it off while you clean.
5. A friend told me that Amethyst can be yellow. Is this true?
Yes and no. When Amethyst is heated, it does turn yellow. When it reaches this stage of yellow, it is then considered Citrine. Amethyst is, ideally, a shade of violet purple. It can also range from dark pink to varying shades of light purple and dark purple.
6. Why is it often said that Amethyst will make a great Valentine’s Day present?
Amethyst is the birthstone for the month of February. Also, it is believed that Egyptian pharaoh Cleopatra was able to capture the heart of two Romans because of her Amethyst ring. Many women in Rome feel that the gemstone will ensure faithfulness.
7. Why does my Amethyst jewelry get dirty?
There are many factors which contribute to the dirt that accumulates on jewelry over time. Body oils, soaps, makeup, and food are just a few of the many things that cause this build-up. It is important to clean your Amethyst jewelry on a regular basis to ensure that gemstone doesn’t lose its natural beauty.
8. How do you clean an Amethyst ring?
Like other pieces of Amethyst jewelry, you can use a soft bristled brush and warm water with mild liquid detergent to scrub away any residue on the ring. If the ring is gold, you can also allow it to soak overnight in the water. Wipe it with a soft dry cloth when you are done.
9. Why is it important to dry your jewelry before storing?
If you put your Amethyst jewelry in a box to store before it is dry, the metal may become tarnished. The box that you have stored it in will also become moldy. It’s always best to get yourself into the habit of drying jewelry after cleaning, so dry jewelry before wearing it as well.
10. Why is it best to remove Amethyst jewelry before swimming or using a hot tub?
Pools and hot tubs are not usually kept at room temperature. Since it’s necessary to keep your Amethyst jewelry at room temperature to prevent discoloration, you should avoid entering a pool or hot tub with it on. Additionally, the chemicals from the chlorine can affect your jewelry.