Amethyst

Amethyst

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Cluster of three amethyst crystals from Mexico. The main crystal is double terminated on both sides.

Formula:

SiO2

Dimensions:4.5 × 4 × 4 cm
Country:

Locality:

Las Vigas, Veracruz

Color:

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Group:,
Zodiac:, , ,
Categories: Oxides, Amethyst, Aquarius, Pisces,

Description

Amethyst – SiO2 is the most desired and most beautiful variety of quartz. The Egyptians, the Etruscans and the ancient Romans already knew it, it was ascribed a magical power. In the Middle Ages, it was also highly valued in Europe, also called bishop’s stone. Amethyst is a stone of love. Before finding a diamond, it was equal to its price. The name can come from old-Hebrew, Assyrian, and Arabic. Greek “amethystos” means something like no wine, wine protection – drunkenness. It belongs to the hexagonal system.

 

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Formula:

SiO2

Dimensions:4.5 × 4 × 4 cm
Country:

Locality:

Las Vigas, Veracruz

Color:

,

Group:,
Zodiac:, , ,
Categories: Oxides, Amethyst, Aquarius, Pisces,
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