You are the envy and admiration of the kings and queens for centuries if you happen to wear one. It is the birthstone for February, and believed to keep the wearers clear-headed and quick-witted in business affairs.
Amethyst is a violet variety of quartz often used in jewelry. It was used as a gemstone by the ancient Egyptians and was largelt employed in antiquity for intaglio engraved gems. The ancient Greeks believed amethyst gem could prevent intoxication.
Some collectors look for depth of color, possibly with red flashes if cut conventionally. The value of amethyst is not primarily defined by carat weight - this is different to most gemstones where the carat weight exponentially increases the value of the stone. The biggest factor in the value amethyst is the colour displayed. You may find out more about this stone, and how you can buy amethyst in Chiang Mai when you visit us.