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Amethyst is a variety of crystalline quartz ranging in colour from light purple (mauve) to a stunning deep purple with bright blue, violet, magenta or red flashes. The name comes from the Greek word 'Amethystos' meaning 'a remedy for drunkenness'. The Greeks and Romans sculpted drinking vessels out of amethyst quartz and wore amethyst amulets and rings, in their belief that it would prevent alcoholic intoxication.
Amethyst has long been associated with Christianity; bishops of the Catholic Church wore rings set with amethyst and it featured strongly in church ornaments.
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