Amethyst is a purple variety of the quartz family in hues that range from pale violet, a reddish-purple, and intense vibrant purple. The popular purple quartz is the proper gemstone for the sixth year anniversary. Natural amethyst frequently displays color-zoning, which is one way to discern natural amethyst vs. synthetic. It is a durable gem that rates at a 7 on the MOHS hardness scale.
This semi-precious gemstone is a powerful symbol of royalty and serenity. It is also associated with Bacchus, the god of intoxication and wine. Amethyst was used for carved goblets because it was believed that amethyst helped against intoxication. Even wearing an amethyst amulet was believed to help protect against the intoxicating effects of wine.
Celebrate the sixth year anniversary with fine amethyst. Some of our favorite designers that feature this purple-hued quartz are Stephen Estelle, Toby Pomeroy, and Lori Gadola.
At Alara Jewelry, we offer the option for custom design: necklaces, pendants, bracelets, rings, and earrings that can be created for something extra special for your significant other.