|Massive Amethyst Geode Slabs|
I recently caught a bad case of culture shock. I saw a purple amethyst gemstone countertop along with matching gemstone faucet handles on an HGTV show about luxury bathrooms.
The polished amethyst's highly saturated purple color, with a little lavender, bespoke extreme femininity. This was not your ordinary quartz countertop.
According to Countertopguides.com, all quartz colors including beige and rose quartz can be used for countertop materials. If cost is a concern, the quartz can be ground-up and set in resin instead of using polished slabs.
I will never look at February's birthstone the same way again: Cut and polished quartz material from amethyst geodes is not just for setting into rings or other jewelry.