Alyssa Hartwell 2/15/14 4A

Physical description

Amethyst is the most common gemstone. It is similar in color to the purple QUARTZ. The amethyst chemical formula is SiO2.

Jewlery use

The amethyst is heat treated to make the purple color darker. The amethyst can also be a light green color known as Green Amethyst. Amethyst is used in necklaces, bracelets, earrings, ornaments, etc. The amethyst is common but also inexpensive. This gemstone is very valuable to collectors, traders, and jewlery makers.


Amethyst can be found world wide. Canada, America, Brazil, and South Africa.