Amethyst Oval Cabochon 15x20mm
Amethyst Oval Cabochon
This listing is for 1 amethyst cabochon. Each one is randomly selected.
Historical and Scientific Facts:
- Although it can be found around the world, the majority of amethyst deposits come from Brazil and Uruguay.
- Amethyst is the most prized and sought after variety of the quartz family.
- Occasionally, amethyst can be found with citrine, resulting in the stone called ametrine.
- When manganese is present in quartz, it produces amethyst. The amount of iron present can contribute to the depth of purple.
- Amethyst was adopted as the official birthstone of February by the American National Association of Jewelers in 1912.
- The word amethyst comes from the Greek word “amethystos” which translates to “sober” or “not drunken”. The Greeks believe amethyst would help protect them from drunkenness.
Amethyst is known to be a really great stone for healing oneself of addiction, pain, and mental disorders. It is believed to inspire courage, calmness and contemplation. Its been used as far back as the ancient Greeks. The Greeks would wear it to bring out the highest, purest aspirations of humankind.