Amethyst, the birthstone of February, is a variety of Quartz that carries a spectacular purple color that ranges from a blend of deep violet and red to a lighter lilac hue.
Amethyst was believed by ancient Greeks and Romans to ward off
the intoxicating powers of Bacchus, also is said to keep the wearer clear-headed
Throughout history, the gemstone has been associated with many
myths, legends, religions, and numerous cultures. English regalia were even decorated
with amethysts during the Middle Ages to symbolize royalty.
Amethyst is purple quartz,
a beautiful blend of violet and red that can found in every corner of the earth. Historically,
the finest amethyst were found in Russia and were featured in much royal European jewelry.
Today, Brazil and Zambia are the primary sources of this beautifully radiant violet gemstone.
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