Amethyst

Origins: Brazil, Uruguay; Color: Light to Dark Purple
Mohs Scale Hardness: 7; Luster: Vitreous/glossy

Material History

Amethyst was used as a gemstone by the ancient Egyptians and was largely employed in antiquity for intaglio engraved gems. The Greeks believed amethyst gems could prevent intoxication, while medieval European soldiers wore amethyst amulets as protection in battle in the belief that amethysts heal people and keep them cool-headed. Beads of amethyst were found in Anglo-Saxon graves in England.

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