Chevron Amethyst


Mineral Class: Silicate
Crystal System: Trigonal
Hardness: 7
Luster: Vitreous
Diaphaneity: Translucent to Opaque
Colors: Purple, Lavender, White, Gray, Brown
Symbolizes: Dignity
Source: India, Brazil, Russia, and Africa

Chevron Amethyst is a combination of White Quartz and Amethyst, mixed to form a V-banded or striped pattern. It is usually beautiful lavender, purple, or white in color. Chevron Amethyst is also sometimes called Banded Amethyst or Dogtooth Amethyst. Amethyst has been used by the ancient Greeks and Romans to denote royalty and high class. This stone has been used in jewelry and ceremonial decoration. Archaeologists have found Amethysts in Roman digs, as well as European church sites. In addition, Amethyst has been known as the stone of St. Valentine, and in combination with its bright purple color, it symbolizes dignity and faithful love.
Chevron Amethyst can be found in India, Brazil, Russia, and Africa.