A Guide To Pink Amethyst


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If you’re lucky enough to have a pink amethyst or you want to learn more about them, then you’re in the right place. Let’s explore everything there is to know about pink amethysts together.

In this post, you’ll find out:

  • What pink amethyst is
  • What makes pink amethyst valuable (and pricy)
  • Where pink amethyst is found
  • How to tell if pink amethyst is real or fake
  • What makes pink amethyst pink
  • The difference between purple and pink amethyst
  • What pink amethyst is good for
  • Signs that should wear pink amethyst
  • Pink amethyst’s properties – what it will bring you

Pink amethyst is quartz crystal

Pink amethyst is quartz crystal, just like purple amethyst, but pink amethyst is pale or light pink in color.

You will see that pink amethyst is either shiny and bright or milky and matt. Here’s why:

Pink amethyst is found in beautiful flower-like clusters in rocks underground.

Photo of what raw pink amethyst looks like when taken out of the ground
This is what pink amethyst looks like when it’s taken from the ground.

When these rocks are taken from the ground and opened, the pink amethyst inside is shiny and looks a lot like glassy crystals stuck together.

If pink amethyst is tumbled to make it smooth, the crystal loses its shine. It becomes opaque (matt and not transparent or white) and cloudy, but it is always pink.

Pink amethyst is kind of pricy – here’s why

Some crystals are found in many countries and places, which makes them abundant, easy to find and mine, and more affordable.

But pink amethyst is different.

Pink amethyst is rare because it has only been found in one place in the world so far.

This rarity makes pink amethyst more expensive than other common crystals, such as rose quartz and tiger’s eye.

But this is only one factor in the price of crystals. Here’s a list of all the things that make pink amethyst so valuable.

Pink amethyst is found in Patagonia

Even though pink amethyst can take thousands of years to form, it’s a new kid on the block compared to other crystals on the market.

Pink amethyst was only discovered in 2017 in Patagonia, South America. There’s now a mine here called El Choique, which is the only pink amethyst mine in the world.

Patagonia is located in southern Argentina and Chile. The area is rich in natural and mineral resources, and gold, silver, copper, and coal are all mined here too.

Click here to read more about Patagonia and its surprising relationship with crystals.

Scratch pink amethyst to tell if it’s real

All crystals can be measured on the Mohs scale to determine how hard or soft the crystal is. Pink amethyst is graded as a 7 on this scale, which is quite high.

This gives us one easy way to tell if a pink amethyst is real or not:

If the crystal cannot be scratched by a steel nail or knife (6.5 on the Mohs scale so softer) but can be scratched with a masonry drill bit (8.5 on the Mohs scale so harder), it’s likely to be real amethyst.

Click here for a list of all the ways to tell if a pink amethyst is real or not.

Hematite makes pink amethyst pink

Pink amethyst is a quartz crystal.

Pure quartz is mostly made of silica and is transparent, so it has no color or appears white. This is called clear quartz or white quartz.

Photo to show what clear quartz looks like
The quartz in the picture above is clear quartz. As you can see, it’s white. Clear quartz is also known as white quartz.

If minerals (called impurities) are present when the quartz forms and the crystal is exposed to certain conditions, like radiation, it reacts and changes color.

Hematite, an iron oxide, is an impurity that turns quartz pink under the right conditions, to make pink amethyst.

Interestingly, the impurity is one of the things that makes pink amethyst different to pink rose quartz, which is also pink quartz crystal. Click here to find out all the differences between these two crystals.

Impurities make purple amethyst and pink amethyst different

All amethysts are quartz crystals.

This means that all quartz and amethysts share some of the same basic structural elements.

But slightly different impurities and different conditions give amethysts different colors:

  • Aluminum and iron turn quartz purple, to become purple amethyst
  • Hematite makes quartz pink, and it becomes pink amethyst

Click here to read more about the differences between purple and pink amethyst crystals.

What pink amethyst is good for

Pink amethyst is popular in jewelry because it’s such a beautiful crystal.

Though more expensive than some other pink crystals, pink amethyst can be found in bracelets, earrings, rings (and more rings), and necklaces. If you have any of these pieces, click here to find out how to clean and store them properly.

But pink amethyst is also used as décor in homes, on stands and in unique clusters and geodes.

Because pink amethyst is a natural resource, each piece is one of a kind. If you’re looking for a piece for your home, keep looking until you find one that really resonates with you and your space.

Here are some ideas on where to keep pink amethyst and why.

Signs that should wear pink amethyst

Because pink amethyst is a newly discovered and rare stone, it’s not widely recognized as a traditional birthstone – yet.

However, it’s highly recommended that Taurus, Cancer, Libra, Scorpio, Aquarius, and Pisces signs wear pink amethyst.

Click here for for the full list of signs that should wear pink amethyst and why.

Pink amethyst heals, balances, and loves

A pink amethyst brings its owner comfort, balance, and greater awareness of things that might be hidden in plain sight.

Pink amethyst is also a healing crystal. Many report that their crystal helps them get through sad times, when there is great heartache.

It’s believed that pink amethyst boosts fertility and heals the body with the power of love.

Whatever you use your pink amethyst for, it’s a good idea to cleanse your crystal when you bring it home and regularly thereafter.

Here are some simple ways to cleanse a pink amethyst crystal at home, to renew its properties.

If you have pink amethyst jewelry and simply want to clean your pieces, here are instructions on how to do that.

Monique from Jewel and crystal guide

I’m Monique, and I’m passionate about giving the facts and uncovering the mysteries of jewels and crystals.

I believe there’s a place for both science and mysticism, and this is where the two meet for a cup of coffee and a chat.

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Monique loves crystals and has been collecting them for many years.

She loves learning about how they form, where they come from, and how they help us in our daily life.

She shares everything that she learns and tests here at Jewel And Crystal Guide.


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