The word amethyst comes from the Greek word “amethystos” meaning “not drunk,” and was believed to prevent its wearers from intoxication.
Amethyst is a variety of quartz.
Faint mauve to a rich purple.
HISTORY IN JEWELLERY:
The Egyptians made bracelets of multiple strains of coloured gemstones including amethyst, carnelian, green feldspar, and turquoise.
TREATMENTS AND ENHANCEMENTS: