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The Precious Gemstone Amethyst

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Amethyst Amethyst is a beautiful quartz breed of crystal that has a strong violet color in it. Because of its beauty, is ideal for jewelry appliances. The interesting name, comes from the ancient greek ἀμέθυστος, which means something like "anti-intoxicated", because it was believed that protected its wearers from getting drunk. Amethyst quartz owes its beautiful violet color thanks to iron impurities inside of its structure.Amethyst has a rhombohedral crystal system and has a hardness rate of 7.0 mohs. The prime hues of amethyst go from light pinkish violet to a deep purple. Amethyst may have one or two secondary...

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