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Gemstone Information - Amethyst
Amethyst, a purple quartz, is a stone steeped in ancient magic.The name "amethyst" comes from the Greek and means "not drunken." It is popular today as it ws two thousand years ago.
A spiritual stone, with absolutely no negative side effects or associations with violence, anger or passion, the amethyst is the stone of peace. Also, the amethyst calms fears, raises hopes, lifts the spirits and promotes thoughts of the spiritual reality behind our lives.
In Renaissance magic, amethysts engraved withthe image of a bear were worn as protective amulets. In Graeco-Roman times rings of amethyst set in bronze were worn as charms against evil, and magical cups carved from amethyst banished sorrow and evil from all who drank.
Also, for couple------ the amethyst mean true emotional love, it is often exchanged between lovers to strengthen their commitment. An amethyst carved in the shape of a heart and set in silver was presented by a woman to a man to ensure their love.