Mining at a Private Mine, I Discovered a $50,000 Rare Amethyst Gem! (An Incredible Discovery)
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When it comes to crystals, the Amethyst has got to be my personal favourite stone. Its beautiful purple shimmering shade truly has the power to enchant and lighten up my spirits at any given time.
I’ve got quite a few of these precious stones lingering around my house in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Looking at the beauty and uniqueness of each stone made me wonder how much amethyst crystals, clusters and geodes are actually worth. This is what I’ve found out.
The value of an amethyst is dependent on the depth of its color, quality and size. The darker the shade of purple, the more it’s worth. Prices can range from as little as a few dollars up to thousands of dollars, depending on its unique properties.
How Much Is Amethyst Worth Per Kilo?
As mentioned earlier, the price of amethyst heavily depends on specific qualities of the stone, such as the depth of its purple color.
When Amethyst crystals, clusters or geodes are purchased in large quantities directly from the mines where they have been harvested, the price per kilo will generally range from between $10,- and $100,- dollars.
The difference in price per kilo (or pound) will be dependent on which quality category they’ve been assigned to. When you’re interested in buying A-quality amethysts, you can best assume your crystals to be on the more expensive side; around $100,- dollars per kilo.
Whereas amethyst stones with lower category qualities (based on for example color or condition), will be available for much lower prices.
Large amethyst geodes of great quality can easily be sold for thousands of dollars, mostly due to their impressive size and weight.
An (extremely) large amethyst geode of around 300 pounds for example can easily cost around $14.000 dollars, where retail price might go up to $20.000 or more.
What Color Amethyst Is Most Valuable?
Purple is the most valuable amethyst color. Amethyst colors can vary between a very light shade of purple to a deep reddish kind of purple.
The most valuable type of amethyst purple is a deep color purple combined with red and blue flashes and without visual color zoning. Color zoning is what happens when there is an uneven distribution of color.
Is Amethyst Rare?
Although amethyst is an extremely beautiful type of crystal stone, it is not actually considered rare anymore.
When large quantities of amethyst were discovered in Brazil during the 19th century, the stone slowly lost its scarcity status.
As amethyst mines were found more and more across the globe in different areas, the price automatically went down as a result of the high supply.
Even though amethyst is generally not considered a rare type of crystal, amethysts with a darker colored shade of purple do still hold significantly more value than its lighter purple colored variants.
Also, extremely large amethyst geodes are not very common to come across so they should be considered at least quite exceptional.
Still, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. So even though the stone itself might not be considered rare, they still are attractive to a lot of people and besides being popular for home decoration, possess great healing qualities to benefit from.
If you happen to find an amethyst like the guys in the video below though, you can be quite sure you’ve come across something truly special!