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Purple Amethyst


The amethyst is a purple quartz. The name of this purple crystal comes from the Greek amethystos - meaning a-, “not” and methysko, “intoxicate”, a reference to the belief that the amethyst protected its owner from drunkenness.
The ancient Romans were already using this semi-precious stone for hard-stone engraving (the engraving of gemstones was a major luxury art during the Roman Empire).

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