Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz. Its color is attributed to irradiation, iron impurities and the presence of trace elements. Amethyst has been highly esteemed throughout the ages for its stunning beauty and legendary powers to stimulate and soothe the mind and emotions. It is a semi-precious stone in today’s classifications, but to the ancients it was a “Gem of Fire,” a precious stone worth as much as a diamond.
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