mineraliety: Happy February!! February is an awesome month,…

mineraliety:

Happy February!! February is an awesome month, because that means the Tucson Gem Show is here! Amethyst is the birthstone for February.

“One of the most popular minerals for collectors, Amethyst, derives its beautiful color from traces of iron. Amethyst is purple quartz that had been a symbol of royalty in the Middle Ages for the English who incorporated the stone into items they wore. The name “amethyst” comes from Greek and means “not drunken”, which helps to explain why it is believed that alcoholics should possess it to keep them from having a drink.”

https://mineraliety.com/minerals/amethyst

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