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Mashamba Amethyst is a beautiful gemstone that beguiles us with its subtle shades of purple color. This variety of amethyst showcases a royal purple hue, which stands apart from other amethyst. Mashamba Amethyst is said to promote calm, balance, and peace. A gemstone of lasting appeal, we use it for beads, cabochons, faceted gems, and many other jewelry items.

Mashamba Amethyst Jewelry

Determining Mashamba Amethyst Value

Is Mashamba Amethyst valuable? The value of colored stones is typically determined by a combination of its color, clarity, cut, and carat weight. This is no different when determining what Mashamba Amethyst is worth. These guidelines will help you choose amethyst stones for your collection.

  • Mashamba Amethyst Color

Mashamba Amethyst displays elegant shades of purple color, which makes the stone attractive. This variety of amethyst showcases a vitreous luster and good transparency. This soothing color of amethyst is a result of trace amounts of iron in its chemical composition. A color center is a deficit in a crystal structure. These can happen by extreme heat, natural radiation, or radiation under controlled conditions.

  • Mashamba Amethyst Clarity

Mashamba Amethyst belongs to the Type II category of the GIA clarity grading system, meaning it is eye-clean. Mashamba Amethyst is preferred when it's transparent and free from visible inclusions. The presence of visible inclusions decreases the value of the gemstone.

  • Mashamba Amethyst Cut

This stone is available in almost all shapes, cuts, and sizes. At Shop LC, popular shapes like cushion, rounds, ovals, and pears are carefully hand-cut to perfection.

  • Mashamba Amethyst Carat

Just like other varieties, this stone is available in both small and large sizes. High-quality amethyst commands a higher price for bigger sizes. The carat weight of this gem ranges between from around a half a carat up to over 10 carats.

The price per carat does not rise drastically with a larger size. The price depends more on the clarity and color saturation of the gemstone. The better the color saturation and clarity, the higher the price.

Mashamba Amethyst Treatment

This amethyst is a natural gemstone and does not undergo any known treatment.

Caring for Mashamba Amethyst

Measuring seven on the Mohs scale of hardness this gem also has good toughness, making it suitable for all jewelry types.

This variety of gemstones only requires standard care. Use warm, soapy water and a soft-bristle brush to scrub the stone clean. Rinse with clean water and dry with a soft towel. Ultrasonic cleaners are usually safe for amethyst but avoid sonic cleaners as they can damage the stone.

Do not subject the gemstone to sudden temperature change, as that can fracture the stone. Prolonged exposure to light may cause color fading. Avoid exposure to abrasive chemicals, as it can cause etching in the jewel, or discoloration.

Store your Mashamba Amethyst jewelry in a fabric-lined jewelry box. This will help prevent damage to the stone for years of enjoyment.

Who Can Wear Mashamba Amethyst?

This jewel is a fantastic choice for adding a touch of royalty to your style. For centuries, amethyst was one of five precious stones, alongside diamond, sapphire, ruby, and emerald. The beautiful shades of purple from this gemstone are associated with love, femininity, and daintiness. A versatile jewel, this amethyst is perfect for any jewelry style.

Try pairing this purple gemstone with glistening yellow, radiating red or even calming white. These provocative regal tones pair best with gold, silver, and rose gold.

Amethyst jewelry is a traditional gift for the 6th and 17th wedding anniversaries.

How Does Mashamba Amethyst Compare to Other Amethyst Stones?

We prize Mashamba Amethyst for displaying beautiful purple hues. It showcases a deep purple color, most similar to Uruguayan Amethyst.

Where Does Mashamba Amethyst Come From?

Shop LC sources this variety of amethyst from mines in Mashamba, South Africa.

Large deposits of amethyst occur in both South America and North America. Currently, the largest producer of amethyst is Brazil.

How is Mashamba Amethyst Mined?

Mining occurs through open pits and tunnels. Operations require modern machinery and techniques to strip, excavate, and expose veins to obtain rough stones. After that, the seams are mined carefully using hand tools. Highly skilled workers are involved in extracting and selecting stones for jewelry production.

Mashamba Amethyst Properties

What Does Mashamba Amethyst Mean?

Many gem therapists believe amethyst to be a premier spiritual stone, providing purifying, healing, and protective energies to help clear, open, and balance the Crown Chakra. This purple stone is said to connect the physical plane with higher realms, pulling high-frequency vibrations into the Crown Chakra. Some suggest amethyst to be a meditative stone which promotes calm, balance, and peace.

Ancient Egyptians used to wear protective amulets encrusted with carved amethyst. They would cut them into the shape of animals sacred to their culture, as they believed that the amulet would protect them from physical and spiritual harm.

Among early Christians, purple was synonymous with a purity of spirit, and how suffering makes one pure. Others likened the reddish-purple color to Christ's wounds and believed the stone would aid in healing.

For informational purposes only. These remedies, approaches, and techniques are not a substitute for professional medical care or treatment. They should not be used to treat any ailment without prior consultation with a qualified health care professional.

Is Mashamba Amethyst a Birthstone?

Amethyst is the modern birthstone for February. Mashamba Amethyst makes for a fascinating addition to the amethyst family. Someone looking for an extravagant purple color should add this captivating piece to their collection.

Mashamba Amethyst Facts

  • Mashamba Amethyst ranks seven on the Mohs hardness scale.
  • Mashamba Amethyst displays deep shades of purple color.
  • Shop LC sources Mashamba Amethyst from Mashamba, South Africa.
  • Mashamba Amethyst undergoes no additional known treatment.