Aktualizováno: 13. 12. 2019
✍ The name “amethyst” is derived from Greek, meaning “not drunken.” According to Ancient Greek lore, the stone could ward off the intoxicating powers of Bacchus, the Roman god of wine and intoxication, and keep the wearer clear-headed and quick-witted.
Amethyst has been used to symbolize deep love, happiness, humility, sincerity and wealth. Leonardo da Vinci believed amethyst had the power to dissipate bad thoughts and to sharpen intelligence.
The color purple was traditionally the color of royalty, and amethyst was used to adorn the richest and most powerful monarchs and rulers. They were favourite stones of the Egyptian nobles as well as the British Royalty. Catherine the Great of Russia, big fan of this stone, sent thousands of workers to dig in the Russian mines in search for the best quality, thus creating the famous "Siberian" quality.
Historically, the highest-quality amethysts were found in Russia and were featured in royal European jewelry. Up until the 19th century, amethyst was considered a precious gemstone and was just as expensive as rubies and emeralds. This all changed when large deposits were discovered in Brazil.
A member of the mineral quartz family, amethyst radiates a wide array of regal purple hues ranging from sparkling lilac to sultry deep violet. All amethyst gemstones are purple. However the intensity of the color determines its value. Those with a rich, deep purple color are rare and more valuable.
Amethyst is the birthstone for February.
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