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Patrik's Minerals & Lapidary
AMETHYST CHIPS GEMSTONE BEAD STRAND 16 INCH APPROXIMATLY IN LENGT, NATURAL CHIPS FROM BRAZIL
THE PHOTO IS THE EXACT STRAND OF BEADS YOU ARE PURCHASING.
THERE IS A PHOTO OF THE STONE IN MY HAND SO YOU GET A BETTER IDEA OF THE SIZE
WEIGHT : 165.00 CTS APP
BEAD SIZE MM: 8 -10 APP
BEAD STRAND LENGH 16 INCHES APP
( 6 MM IS APPROX 1/4 INCH )
CODE : G 1899
The name amethyst comes from the Greek word amethustos which means not drunken. In the first century, Pliny wrote that amethyst was so named for its color being nearly the same as that of wine. Early Greeks believed that drinking wine from an amethyst cup would prevent intoxication.
The astrological signs of amethyst are Pisces, Virgo, Aquarius and Capricorn. Amethyst is the birthstone for the month of February. Amethyst is the symbolic gemstone for the 17th wedding anniversary.
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. Amethyst, transparent purple
quartz, is the most important quartz variety used in jewelry.
Leonardo Da Vinci wrote that amethyst was able to dissipate evil thoughts and quicken the
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