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Properties of amethyst, physiological effects, zodiac signs and amethyst jewelry.
Amethyst is a transparent quartz that varies in color from bright purple to several shades of violet and is used as a gemstone.
Purple transparent quartz is the most popular version among jewelry. It is named after a mythological Greek virgin who, according to legend, was turned into a stone by the god Dionysus and was characterized by a brightly colored, large and pure gem-like crystal. The amethyst gemstone has been endowed with a mystical effect that brings good luck, protects it from magic, gives it hardness and misses homesickness. Amethyst can also be used as a female name.
Chemical and physical properties of amethyst:
Formula: SiO2 silicon dioxide
Crystal system: trigonal
Color: purple, red
Fracture: ridge, conchoidal
Mohs scale hardeness: 7,0
Specific gravity: 2,6 – 2,7 g/cm³
Major metaphysical healing properties attributed to amethyst:
Blood purifier, blood pressure stabilizer, vascular complaints, arthritis, hangover, metabolic balance, aura cleansing, restful sleep, relaxation, intestinal flora preservation, repair, connective tissue strengthening, skin cleansing, skin cancer treatment, eczema treatment, analgesic, analgesic , purifies negative energies.
Zodiacs associated with amethyst gemstones:
Amethyst is the gemstone of the zodiac sign of Pisces, Aries, Virgo, Sagittarius and Aquarius.
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Use of amethyst
Amethyst is a beautiful gemstone that can be found in the most varied and unpolished forms. Authentic sizes and shapes also include quite a few “fancy” sanding shapes. It is mainly used as a gemstone for jewelry. Amethyst crystals are ground into polygonal blades to make their brilliance more vivid.
Formation of amethyst
Crystals of amethyst always grow on some bedrock. Amethyst crystallizes in a trigonal system.
Its appearance is a stone ending in a hexagonal apex, surrounded by a crystal crust in such a way that only the apex of the stone is visible. Amethyst gemstones are mostly found in winters, rock veins or so-called amethyst almonds.
The color is usually the most intense near the top, so this is usually cut for further jewelry processing.
By heat treatment (470 - 750 ° C) they can also produce colorless, reddish-brown, green and yellow versions. Many times, the effects of prolonged sunlight fade the original color of some amethysts, which can be restored to their original state by radiation treatment. The color effect of amethyst under natural light is most beautiful.
Amethyst is nowhere the same
Amethyst stones of different shades come out of different mines, and even completely different gemstones are brought to the surface densely from one mine.
Color variations can range from pale organ color to bright deep purple.
Occurence of amethyst
Brazil, Uruguay, Bolivia, Argentina, Zambia, Namibia, Australia.