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Amethyst Stone

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The violet, purple to almost pink variety of Quartz is called Amethyst, an ancient name derived from the Greek amethystos, meaning "not drunken", as it was believed to protect those who wore it from drunkenness. It is the most highly prized variety of Quartz. Quartz may resemble some violet synthetic corundum, but the latter turns reddish strong artificial light or full sunlight. The presence of iron, doesn't provide a uniform colour to the stone. Purple has long been considered a royal color so it is not surprising that amethyst has been so much in demand during history. Fine amethysts are featured in the British Crown Jewels and were also a favorite of Catherine the Great and Egyptian royalty. Because amethyst was thought to encourage celibacy and symbolize piety, amethyst was very important in the ornamentation of Catholic and other churches in the Middle Ages. It was, in particular, considered to be the stone of bishops and they still often wear amethyst rings. In Tibet, amethyst is considered to be sacred to Buddha and rosaries are often fashioned from it.The legend of the origin of amethyst comes from Greek myths. Dionysius, the god of intoxication, was angered one day by an insult from a mere mortal and swore revenge on the next mortal that crossed his path, creating fierce tigers to carry out his wish. Along came unsuspecting Amethyst, a beautiful young maiden on her way to pay tribute to the goddess Diana. Diana turned Amethyst into a stature of pure crystalline quartz to protect her from the brutal claws. Dionysus wept tears of wine in remorse for his action at the sight of the beautiful statue. The god's tears stained the quartz purple, creating the gem we know today. The Hindi Name for this Gemstone is "KATELA".


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