Lab Created Amethyst Quartz
Hydrothermal Amethyst Quartz/ Synthetic Amethyst/ Lab Created Amethyst
COLOR: Amethyst is the purple variety of the mineral Quartz
CHEMICAL COMPOSITION: SiO2 (silicate)
CUT: Baguette, Cushion, Emerald, Heart, Marquise, Oval, Pear, Round, Square, Triangle, Trillion
SPECIFIC GRAVITY: 2.65
REFRACTIVE INDEX: 1.544 – 1.553
GROWING TEMPERATURE: 350-360 C
BIRTHSTONE: Amethyst Quartz is the birthstone of February
UNUSUAL PROPERTIES: Lab-grown amethyst and other synthetic quartz varieties found their way into jewellery after being developed for industrial applications. The first hydrothermal quartz appeared in laboratories in the 1890s. It wasn’t until World War II that synthetic quartz was widely available commercially. The hydrothermal Amethyst Quartz/Lab Created Amethyst Quartz we supply here has the same chemical properties as the real amethyst.
TREATMENT: Hydrothermal quartz, also known as “cultured” or synthetic quartz, is grown in an apparatus called an autoclave. This “pressure cooker” is able to produce an internal pressure of 21,000 psi (pounds per square inch) and very high levels of heat. Super- heated steam is a solvent for silicon dioxide. A supersaturated solution can be created in the autoclave from which crystals of quartz can be grown on appropriate seed plates. Crushed silica is put into the bottom of the autoclave to function as the source material for the soon to be crystals. Slices of quartz are hung in the upper portion of the device to act as seed plates. The autoclave is filled to about 85% with a somewhat alkaline water that has an added 1% of sodium hydroxide. This increases the solvency of the water to the quartz. The autoclave is heated and as the temperature increases various processes unfold. The crushed silica at the bottom of the autoclave dissolves and the water, with the superheated steam, begins to rise. The temperature in the upper region of the chamber is about 400C lower than that at the bottom and when the solution of silica reaches this area it supersaturates and crystallizes on the seed plates. Crystal up to 50mm x 150mm can be grown in 3 to 4 weeks. Larger crystals are created by using these first generation pieces as the seed plates in a second or even third run.
USAGE: Rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, pendants and any other jewellery
WHAT WE SUPPLY: Best quality Lab Created Amethyst Quartz in different cuts and sizes.
Amethyst Quartz is also known as the Synthetic Amethyst as it is the closest mankind has got to immitating the Natural Amethyst. The Amethyst Quartz we supply here has the same chemical properties as the real amethyst.
The benefits of wearing jewelry with lab created amethyst stones are
- Amethyst Quartz stone helps in stability, courage and inner strength
- Synthetic Amethyst gemstone helps in sincerity and a calm disposition
- Lab Created Amethyst gemstone helps in preventing drunkenness and can help in treating addictions
- Amethyst Quartz gemstone can help for healing headaches, insomnia and arthritis
In this section you will find the prices for loose stones of Amethyst Quartz/ Synthetic Amethyst. If you need any other size or shape which is not listed here, then please e-mail me at [email protected]