A showroom customer asked about the price of amethyst, particularly the “A” grade amethyst we carry. We had not noticed the recent price of this, so we asked our supplier who specializes in amethyst.
She told us,
“Yes, Amethyst rough has kept increasing for the last two-three years. For the same price, we won’t be able to get the same quality rough. Since last year, I notice vendors in [market shops] are now selling the “A” grade amethyst by grams, just like peridot and aqua.”
So take a tip:
- Any A-grade amethyst you already have is likely to appreciate in value.
- The lab-grown synthetic amethyst is a great substitute option. Impress your customers with a less expensive bead that has very good color. (Read about the properties of lab-grown amethyst.)
FYI for all birthstone / purple lovers. Don’t wait till you’re old to get hold of genuine amethyst beads, if they’re your thing!
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