John van der Oest - Head of Customer Service and 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.
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 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 splendor that he had never seen in his home country. These were not small stones; they were imposing geodes, each a natural masterpiece.
How Amethystique was created
Recognizing 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, which led to numerous requests for how they could acquire their own. Thus the idea of Amethystique was born.
John's life full of amethysts, nature and time with his cat
Today, John and his dedicated team are very proud to offer 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 free time, John finds solace in the tranquility of nature and in building furniture from natural products.