Genuine Amethyst

Derived from the ancient Greek word amethystos meaning not inebriated, amethyst was believed to protect its wearer from intoxication. It was also thought to entice the highest, purest aspirations of humankind. Februarys birthstone, amethyst also is the suggested gift for the sixth wedding anniversary. Amethyst belongs to the quartz family, the worlds largest mineral group. It comes in a variety of shades of varying intensity from pale lilac to reddish or bluish violet to deep purple with red highlights, and boasts good durability at 7 on the Mohs scale. The most important gem deposits are in Brazil, Uruguay, Bolivia and Argentina. It is also found in Africa, Mexico, Australia, India, Russia and the United States.

Light Purple Lilac Violet Royal Purple

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