ID these purple gems please

ID these purple gems I’ve taken a couple out of each bag and put them in the center.

I believe there are Garnett because I checked the specific gravity and I came up with numbers in between 3.4 to 3.8 I bought a large collection of gems minerals rocks etc. In one of the boxes I found these faceted stones some of them were red garnet mostly mixtures of pyrote and almondine once I found that out I started doing more research and looking closer at the stones found out I had a couple of different colors including dark red very dark like a blackish hu, orangish red and some pinkish red I had 2 stone test it and that’s what they told me I figured the purple was amethyst but as I’m getting more knowledgeable regarding gems I wondered if they were amethyst and I figured they might not be but I could be wrong any help would be appreciated also what are the better stones the darker purple the light purple any information, thanks

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Amethyst? I am a hundred and 10% sure though in cases of large parcels like what I see in your pictures, be sure to go threw and make sure that it is all the same gem. some times other gems can get mixed up in big lots like this.
best regards Jarryed.

this also looks like Zambian Amethyst not a bad find at all !!!. :star_struck:

So I ended up with about four ziplocs full of rough mostly different types of red Garnett I’ve only gone through two of the ziplocs thoroughly and I have about 10 green Garnet six yellows and about six purples and then a couple that are two colors of green and red a green and yellow that changes colors but I don’t think any of the two color stones could be cut without breaking and I also just purchased an refract index scope so using that I should be able to tell right? I spent a lot of money I had to buy the entire collection to get it so I really hope they’re not amethyst although I don’t know anything zumbain amethysts but thank you guys very much when dealing with stones for example of these purple ones is a more brilliant color always the better Stone or can the Pb4/5 I’m not sure if I did that right dark purple with a black hue be worth less than the barely purple mostly clear stones?

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best regards Jarryed

I saw a lot of hydrothermal grown synthetic amethyst like this at some of the Tuscon Gem Shows this year. It is sometimes its not easy to make out the difference. But undulating growth, chevron or zigzag patterns will give the synthetics away.

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Zambian Amethyst from Africa discovered about 20 years ago, is darker purple and usually more valuable than Brazilian, which is lighter with some clear quartz in it. Personally, I like the Brazilian better because it is a bluer tone of purple. Zambian Amethyst is a redder tone purple and sometimes so dark that it looks black until it is held up to the light. There are some very complicated grading scales for Amethyst online that take in consideration the depth of color and purity of color. I don’t see anything in your picture that looks green or red, but Amethyst is sometimes heated to change color to green, and yellow to look like Citrine.