As amethysts serve for the jewellery refining already since the early antiquity, this small excursion into the mythology is definitely justified. The all time positive qualities, which one always associates with amethysts, contributed of course immensely to its popularity as a jewellery gemstone. The most popular amethysts are the dark violet stones. They refine necklaces and pendants of the Victorian and Art déco epochs as well as rings with emerald-cut shining stones.
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