Amethyst

Mexico

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Amethyst

Mexico

/ $78

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Cluster of amethyst with two main crystals from Mexico. The smaller crystal has a phantom in itself.

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Formula

SiO2

Dimensions5.5 × 4.5 × 3.5 cm
Country

Locality

Las Vigas, Veracruz

Color

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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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Additional information

Formula

SiO2

Dimensions5.5 × 4.5 × 3.5 cm
Country

Locality

Las Vigas, Veracruz

Color

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