Chevron Amethyst – is it becoming rarer

Of late we have had a few custom orders for large Amethyst pendants, the specification has mainly been as large as possible with the deepest, darkest purple chevron amathyst becoiming harder to find these days

What a challenge, looking around the only large slabs I could find were quite light purple, I called my regular suppliers but they had nothing either and couldn’t suggest where to find any.

So I had a good rummage through my rough and decided to sacrifice a couple of chunks of Chevron Amethyst in my quest for a largish piece of deep purple Amethyst I could use.

I cut a couple of pieces so I was left with the dark area but soon realised that although it might be dark on the outside it can have lighter areas on the inside, it really is pot luck, but on this occasion I got lucky and had enough for two pendants, but now I am out of decent Chevron Amethyst almost.

The chunks I have left over after keeping the dark area are still very interesting with interesting patterns of dark and light. Of course these won’t be discarded as they will be shaped and polished and used in Jewellery.

I have started to look for so we can restock but am noticing that shipping costs are becoming very prohibitive from abroad, especially from the US to UK and it look like this Chevron Amethyst is becoming harder to find, maybe because it’s in short supply or maybe it’s just not in vogue these days.

Anyway we have had another bespoke order come in for a pendant and earring set, and you guessed it has to have a large pendant with matching earring in the deepest, darkest purple I can find!

The search continues and when I find a stock of Chevron Amethyst I will get more into my shop

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    • Dave
    • October 18, 2013

    Hi Paola, thanks for contacting us, I will send you a message by email now

    • paola germoglio
    • October 18, 2013

    Rough crystals from Zambian mine
    we have roughly 40 Mt of large crystals of good solid amethyst, deep color minimum white
    We can send you pictures if you are interested

    • Dave
    • October 16, 2013

    Hi Allan, thanks for letting us know, I have sent you a private email



    • allan
    • October 16, 2013

    we have chevron amethyst from ontario canada, from our own mine…

  1. Hi Brandon,

    thanks you for getting in touch, since I wrote that post I have secured a couple of pounds from a place up in Yorkshire which looks to good quality, although I haven’t cut it yet. But yes, at one time it was easy to find, I even wrote to one of the big rock suppliers in Brazil where I know this stuff comes from and even they didn’t have any, so I would hang onto what you have got my friend, but thank you for your offer.



    • Brandon
    • November 27, 2012

    I have at least a pound up to three pounds of that and some very rich violet amethyst from africa, if you may be interested.

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