How much does amethyst cost?
Well, in the end, it depends on the grade. As we’ve discussed above, grade is determined mainly by the clarity and color of these purple gemstones, because cut and carat have little impact. A grade-AA stone might be lighter in color or have a few visible inclusions.
AAA stones are eye clean, and rich in color. They might also have some color zoning. AAAA stones are excellent all-around: rich, even color and eye-clean, but extremely rare. At With Clarity, we use these AAA stones for our amethyst rings.
A word on treatments and synthetics
Treatments in gemstones are uncommon, except in two situations: when it is used to enhance color and less inclusions, or to turn it into another type of gemstone. Amethyst is usually treated because it can be extremely dark (to turn it lighter), or it can be used to make it into another type of quartz.
In particular, purple quartz is transformed by heat into citrine or green quartz. There isn’t a lot of incentive to heat treat for inclusions due to the risk of color loss/transformation. As a result, these changes have little effect on the value, unless an extremely dark stone is lightened to the ideal Siberian shade. A reputable jeweler or gemologist should tell you about these treatments.
Lab amethysts are chemically identical to natural amethysts, and created in a manner that’s similar to natural gemstones. Because amethyst crystal rock value is fairly low, synthetics aren’t common on the market. However, should you encounter one they essentially do not have value after purchase.
How much do With Clarity amethyst rings cost?
At With Clarity, we offer a range of amethyst rings set in 14 karat white, yellow, or rose gold. Buyers can select a ring with these precious purple stones, up to 3.05 carats, and a price ranging between $400-$4,000. These can contain one or multiple gemstones, and some styles come with diamonds.
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