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Amethyst is a reddish-purple color, inspired by the crystalline quartz. The quartz received its name from a Greek myth in which Dionysus wept tears of wine that stained the quartz statue of a beautiful maiden. More »

Amethyst is formed when water on the surface of the Earth interacts with silicon dioxide, or SiO2 and causes it to dissolve. After conditions change to cause the solution to evaporate or cool, the silicon dioxide will pr... More »

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Raw amethyst grows as a six-sided crystal that can also form a crystalline covering a rock. Amethyst is found inside of geodes and alluvial deposits. Manganese in clear quartz produces the amethyst, while the amount of i... More »

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Raw amethyst grows as a six-sided crystal that can also form a crystalline covering a rock. Amethyst is found inside of geodes and alluvial deposits. Manganese in clear quartz produces the amethyst, while the amount of i... More »

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