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Royal Purple
This amethyst is from Zambia in Africa. A fine amethyst like this has a rich royal purple color fit for a king!
Eye Clean
The finest amethyst is eye clean. That means you cannot see anything inside with only the eye—it must be magnified.
Amethyst crystals are columns with six sides that narrow to a point at the top.
Amethyst is a gem with purple coloring that many people find very beautiful. It is the purple variety of the mineral quartz. It was as valuable as ruby and emerald until the 1800s when more amethyst was found in the country of Brazil. It is the most valuable quartz gem. Today, many kinds of jewelry are made from amethyst. Quartz can come in many other colors.
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The incredible colors of amethyst cover different shades of purple—from light purple to reddish purple to a royal purple.
Amethyst is said to sharpen the mind and vision. It is also said to keep away bad thoughts and protect whoever wears it from sorcery.
Famous Amethyst
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This amethyst is called the “Delhi Sapphire.” It is supposed to be cursed because it was stolen from a temple in India in 1855. It is now in a museum in London.
what's in a name?
(noun) Amethyst is from an old Greek word amethustos, which means to be serious, sensible, and calm. 

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