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Amethyst Geode by Tsisqua-Ugidali Amethyst Geode by Tsisqua-Ugidali
Amethyst is a violet variety of quartz often used in jewelry. The name comes from the ancient Greek ἀ a- ("not") and μέθυστος méthystos ("intoxicated"), a reference to the belief that the stone protected its owner from drunkenness. The ancient Greeks wore amethyst and made drinking vessels decorated with it in the belief that it would prevent intoxication. It is one of several forms of quartz. Amethyst is a semiprecious stone and is the traditional birthstone for February.

Amethyst occurs in primary hues from a light pinkish violet to a deep purple. Amethyst may exhibit one or both secondary hues, red and blue. The best varieties of amethyst can be found in Siberia, Sri Lanka, Brazil and the far East. The ideal grade is called "Deep Siberian" and has a primary purple hue of around 75–80%, with 15–20% blue and (depending on the light source) red secondary hues.[4] Green quartz is sometimes incorrectly called green amethyst, which is a misnomer and not an appropriate name for the material, the proper terminology being prasiolite. Other names for green quartz are vermarine or lime citrine.
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AlicesPlace Featured By Owner 6 days ago
My birthstone, I keep several around me. They are good for any kind of addiction, not just drunkeness, I understand. ;)
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gizemlianilar Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017
very interesting
nice work!
Thanks for information
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Tsisqua-Ugidali Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Professional Photographer
You are welcome
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Maria-Schreuders Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
wow amazing 
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Tsisqua-Ugidali Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Professional Photographer
I know right.  I love collecting stuff like that and then sharing it.
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Maria-Schreuders Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
yes a great collection 
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