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What are the typical prices for amethyst stones?

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Prices for amethyst stones vary based on depth of color and carat weight. Lighter stones, such as light green or very light purple are valued at approximately $10 to $14 per carat, while violet or reddish purple cost approximately $40 to $65 per carat.

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Though the main factor in deciding value of an amethyst stone is its color, a stone's value may also increase or decrease because of its size, clarity and cut. Larger amethyst stones are more expensive than small ones, and stones with a higher clarity rating, or grade for how clear the stone is, are worth more than those with slight blemishes.

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