Amethyst

Amethyst is the most popular among the precious stones, with a fascinating colour.

Color: Violet

Features: Amethyst was one of the most requested jewelry by princes because of its beauty and purity. This stone has the ability to focus anyone's attention. It is a variety of quartz with a purple colour, more or less intense. Artificial variations, with different colours, are obtained by subjecting the crystals to heating in special ovens .
In ancient times it was believed that it had miraculous powers against intoxication.

Deposits : Amethyst comes from veins of quartz and other minerals, from cavities of volcanic rocks, while it is rare in alpine areas. Popular locations of volcanic rocks are in the states of Rio Grand do Sul and Minas Gerais, Brazil.

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