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Why is Amethyst so Popular?
Amethyst's Luxurious Colour!
Amethyst, a transparent member of the quartz family of gemstones, comes in shades ranging from deep royal purple to light lilac. Top quality amethyst has an intense medium purple hue, is the most highly prized and derives its colour from the presence of iron in the quartz material. It's a colour that suits many women and appears on runways worldwide, thus making it easy to accessorize amethyst jewellery with today's fashion styles.
Amethyst is Ancient!
Carved amethysts have been discovered in excavations belonging to the Egyptians as far back as 2000 BCE, as well as in Roman and Anglo-Saxon sites. Its regal purple colour is synonymous with royalty. One of the most famous examples is the enormous amethyst in the British Royal Sceptre, housed in The Tower of London. Even the name "amethyst" comes from ancient Greek (amethystos), meaning "not drunken."
Amethyst is found all over the world!
Amethyst is quarried in many countries including Brazil, Africa, Russia, Mexico, and Italy and even in Thunder Bay, Ontario- home to Canada's largest working amethyst mine.
Amethyst is Affordable!
Because it is so widely available in price and quality, amethyst is often set in silver and gold jewellery, such as this stunning bezel set pendant by Metalsmiths Sterling. Many stylish silver jewellery pieces containing amethyst can be purchased for around $75-$200: an amount that can fit into most people's gift-giving budgets.
Amethyst has healing properties!
Why should you wear amethyst jewellery? This noble gemstone is believed by some to help people who suffer from insomnia, arthritis, and pain. Amethysts are supposed to bring the wearer calmness, inner strength and spiritual understanding. As the official birthstone for February, it is also associated with the zodiac sign of Pisces.
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