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Natural Amethyst
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There are 361 Amethyst(s) available at Multicolour.com


Quartz, the most common single mineral includes many varieties and sub-varieties. Amethyst is the name given to the variety which is transparent and light to dark purple in color. Although amethyst is found on almost every continent the dark transparent and clean stones are relatively rare and always in demand.


Known Facts
Color Key: purple, violet
Refractive Index: 1.544 - 1.553
Chemical Composition: SiO2
Hardness: 7
Density: 2.66
Crystal Group: Hexagonal
Ocurrence: Brazil, Uraguay, Bolivia, Madagascar, Russia, USA, Zambia
Sign of the Zodiac: Pisces
Month of the year: February
Planet: Neptune

Purple has long been considered a royal color so it is not surprising that amethyst has been so much in demand during history. Fine amethysts are featured in the British Crown Jewels and were also a favorite of Catherine the Great and Egyptian royalty. Leonardo Da Vinci wrote that amethyst was able to dissipate evil thoughts and quicken the intelligence.


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Amethyst Stats/
Popularity Index: 78360104hits
Total Items: 361items
Total Weight: CTS 3682.69
Cheapest: USD 0.45
Most Expensive: USD 613.00
Largest: CTS 40.19
Smallest: CTS 0.00
Last Added: 10/02/17 10:50:23

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