Precious amethyst is the purple member of the quartz family, forming inside volcanic rock geodes. Lusaka amethyst is treasured for its well-concentrated purple and blue-violet hues with flickers of red and indigo.
Amethyst is a quartz crystal that appears in various tones, from pale pink-lavender to intense royal purple. It is a gemstone displaying pleochroism, meaning additional tones of red and blue can appear depending on the direction light strikes the gem. Preferred premium amethyst is found in a medium-to dark- purple shade and is difficult to obtain. Lusaka amethyst extractions yield only small pieces, making it rare to find stones weighted more than four carats.
LOCATION: Republic of Zambia
Brazil, Uruguay and South America are few of the countries exporting amethyst today. However, Zambia in South Africa, the same country where we get its supply, offers premium quality amethyst in desirable dark purple.
Zambian amethyst trades four to six times higher compared to stones from South America. We acquired a large parcel in one of the private auctions organized by the Lusaka mine owners, securing substantial savings for our customers.