Amethyst, 8.41 carat, pear / teardrop cut **SOLD**

This gemstone has been sold, but please contact us if you are looking for something similar.

This gorgeous teardrop-cut gemstone was ethically sourced from a mine in the Nivithigala area in Sri Lanka. It is a perfectly clean stone and is a very subtle shade of light purple.

The unusual cut ensures that light is reflected from every angle, making this stone ideal for a stunning pendant or as the prominent stone in a necklace.

This stone is approximately 20mm (L) by 13mm (W) by 7mm (D).

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Amethyst is a beautiful stone that is a member of the quartz family. Amethyst is one of the most valuable and vivid quartz minerals. It comes in a few distinct colours including violet, purple, rose, lavender and mauve and can range from a very pale colour to a very dark and intense purple.

Amethyst is a relatively hard gemstone. It is rated a 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness, which means it is a great stone from which to create jewellery to be worn on a regular basis.

Amethyst is also a relatively inexpensive gemstone, so it is possible to find quite large and excellent quality examples to make into spectacular rings and pendants at a very competitive price.

It is said that amethyst can be a meditative and calming stone that promotes peacefulness, happiness, and contentment.

Also, the ancient Greeks and Romans believed that amethyst could prevent them from getting drunk and they even made glasses from amethyst to prevent intoxication.


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Why Buy?

Why would you buy a gemstone from Nineteen48?

Putting it simply, there are 3 reasons – quality, ethics and charity.


Most importantly, you are guaranteed a high quality product. We offer the best Sri Lankan gemstones at very competitive prices.


Furthermore, if you care about how your gemstones are sourced then we can reassure you that our stones are ethically mined with the minimum of impact on the environment.

Read more about our ethics


Lastly, every gem you buy helps a good cause, because we commit to donating 25% of our net profits to charitable causes in Sri Lanka.

Learn more about our charity work

So maybe the question should be - Why wouldn't you buy a gemstone from Nineteen48?

If you would like us to help you find the perfect gemstone then contact us today.

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