Gemstones

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amethyst february birthstone

Amethyst the February Birthstone

The gorgeous purple gemstone, Amethyst – the February’s birthstone – is one of the most loved and purchased gemstones – not just in February but all the year around. But amethyst isn’t only available in purple colour – green amethyst is a subtle, soft green colour which is, in my opinion, one of the most elegant of stones.

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green amethyst or prasiolite or green quartz

What is Green Amethyst, Prasiolite or Green Quartz

Part of the quartz family, green amethyst – Prasiolite – is not its correct name and is actually green quartz.

It has the same properties, and is the same semi-precious gemstone, as purple amethyst, only it has been heat-treated to produce a wonderful green colour.

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