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Green amethyst

Etymology and history

The name of Amethyst comes from the Greek Amethystos. The Greek word "amethystos" may be translated as "not drunken", from Greek, not methustos, intoxicated. Amethyst was considered to be a strong antidote against drunkenness, which is why wine goblets were often carved from it. In Greek mythology, Dionysus, the god of intoxication, and of wine, was pursuing a maiden named Amethystos, who refused his affections. Amethystos prayed to the gods to remain chaste, a prayer which the goddess Artemis answered, transforming her into a white stone. Humbled by Amethystos's desire to remain chaste, Dionysus poured wine over the stone as an offering, dyeing the crystals purple.

Green amethyst description

Amethyst subjected to high temperature changes its color. At a temperature of 470-750 ° C formed green amethyst, pale yellow, reddish brown or even colorless. The name amethyst comes from the Greek word for a méthystos, or "not being under the influence of" sober. The ancient Greeks believed that drinking wine drinker spell amethyst secured against excessive drunkenness. Attributed to him that brings happiness and prosperity. This stone is called the prasiolitem. His soft color and high transparency make it an incredibly good looks, combined with diamonds or pearls. Also known as bishop's stone. He is a friend and muse of poets, drunks. Used consciously, gives peace of mind, courage, ability of concentration and intuition. Brings artis Natural pearls have been harvested from the Persian Gulf, the Gulf of Manaar (Indian Ocean), and the Red Sea for thousands of years. The coasts of Polynesia and Australia produce mainly cultured pearls. Both freshwater and saltwater pearls are cultivated in Japan and China. Freshwater pearls occur in the rivers of Scotland, Ireland, France, Austria, Germany, and the USA (Mississippi) In Peru today amethyst set into the wall protect the house from storm and winds.

Amethyst in jewelry

Amethyst has been used by jewels from thousands of years. You may find amethyst stones in every types of as a bracelets, necklaces, rings, brooches, earrings and pendants.


Amethyst is found in all alluvial deposits or in geodes. Some of the largest geodes containing Amethyst are in Brazil. Amethyst from Urals (Russia) has a reddish tinge. Other localities – Canada, Sri Lanka, India, Uruguay, Madagascar, Germany and United States.

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