John van der Oest - Co-founder

John is co-founder of Amethystique, a Swiss specialist in the sale of luxury amethysts. Amidst the majestic landscapes of Switzerland, he discovered his inner connection with nature and spirituality.

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From Switzerland to Brazil

During his explorations of the natural wonders of Switzerland, curiosity led John into the fascinating world of gemstones. But it was during his travels, particularly in the picturesque Rio Grande Do Sul region of Brazil, that he came across amethysts of unparalleled beauty and splendor, the likes of which he had never seen in his homeland. These were not small stones; they were imposing druzes, each one a natural masterpiece.This is how Amethystique was bornRecognizing the uniqueness of these amethysts, John could not contain his enthusiasm and proudly displayed one of them in his living room after returning to Zurich. His friends and acquaintances were fascinated by the stunning gemstone, leading to numerous requests for how they could acquire their own. Thus the idea of Amethystique was born.

So entstand Amethystique
Die Einzigartigkeit dieser Amethyste erkennend, konnte John seine Begeisterung nicht zurückhalten und stellte stolz einen davon in seinem Wohnzimmer aus, nachdem er nach Zürich zurückgekehrt war. Seine Freunde und Bekannten waren von dem atemberaubenden Edelstein fasziniert, was zu zahlreichen Anfragen führte, wie sie ihren eigenen erwerben könnten. So wurde die Idee von Amethystique geboren.

John's life full of amethysts, nature and time with his cat

Today, John and his dedicated team take great pride in offering Swiss amethyst enthusiasts a truly unique product. With a presence in both Switzerland and Brazil, they ensure that customers receive impeccable service at every stage of the process, from the mine to their doorstep. In his spare time, John finds solace in the tranquility of nature and in building furniture from natural products.

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