The saturated purple color and rose-cut of this round amethyst cabochon make it ideal choice for adding a rich, royal purple to your vintage or modern designs. Showcase the bold color by using it to create a custom pendant design or partner it with complementary-color simulated or natural stones such as peridot or citrine in a bold, multicolor necklace, ring or brooch. Amethyst is the birthstone for February.
Amethyst is the best known and most valuable form of quartz. The light-to-dark purple color of natural amethyst is caused by iron or manganese compound impurities in the mineral and can range from a watercolor pale pink to a dark, almost opaque, purple. A single stone will often show color zoning—angular zones of light and dark colors.
A favorite of yesteryear, this rose-cut faceting features a flat base (no pavilion) and a crown made up of triangular facets.