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how do you clean an amythyst rock?

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My friend tried to clean her amythyst rock by putting in running water, and it turned black. How can she clean it or is it ruined?
asked 5 days ago by lulu21772003 (120 points)

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Water can seep into amethyst, some amethyst is red, brown and black.. i have not heard of it changing color. Usually, it can change colors if it is subjected to heat. Then it turns an orange/yellow which is often sold as citrine.

Amethyst gets its color from iron. Exposure to light over time can turn amethyst almost white.

Water and a toothbrush, mild soap will not harm it.
answered 4 days ago by Weasel (35,750 points)