Amethysts can vary in shades of purple from a very light lilac to a brilliant royal purple. But when Amethyst is heated in extreme temperatures (such as over 500 degrees) it will become a yellow - brown color, Citrine, or even a greenish color. It is often done now in labratories to create Citrine but it can also occur in nature where the Amethyst has been exposed to high heat from volcanic activity and the color changes naturally.
|These beads are a wonderful example of the varience in colors that can occur. You can purchase this lovely combination from KanduBeads at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/KanduBeads?ref=seller_info|
|This wonderful example of a Amethyst Crystal was found in Etsy Shop SolitaryMountain at http://www.etsy.com/shop/SolitaryMountain?ref=seller_info|
|I love this necklace and it shows a great example of a Druzy Amethyst. It can be bought at Etsy shop ThirteenGems at http://www.etsy.com/shop/ThirteenGems?ref=seller_info|
|A beautiful example of a Cathedral Geode found in Etsy shop WickedManerals at http://www.etsy.com/shop/WickedMinerals?ref=seller_info|
Of course I have found some wonderful pieces of jewelry, specimens, and beads to share with you from Etsy.
| Large Raw Amethyst Necklace
| Wire Wrapped Amethyst, Moder... |
| Amethyst Carved Calla Lilly ...
| Long Earrings...Amethyst Bri... |
| Big Summer Sale- Gold Plated...
| DEEP PURPLE l l Amethyst pen... |
| Mexician Sterling & Amethys...
| Stunning Large Natural Ameth... |
| Set of 10 Pcs 12 -14mm Pink ...
| The Midnight End of the Gard... |
| Amethyst and Silver Pendulum...
| Amethyst and Gold Earrings G... |
| Amethyst Grape Cluster
| Purple Amethyst Fashion Neck... |
| Amethyst Oval Ring - Sterlin...
| Amethyst Necklace, Sterling ... |
This is what you could win for entering:
And the other giveaway I am hosting for The Museum Shop and can be entered at http://butterflyintheattic.blogspot.com/2012/06/featured-artist-giveaway-on-this-fun.html for this wonderfu piece of art: