Amethyst in Mythology
What is Amethyst
Amethyst is the most precious and valuable stone belonging to the quartz group of minerals. Amethyst varies in colour from deep purple to light violet and from transparent to translucent.
The stone is included in royal collections all over the world, from ancient Egypt to the British crown jewels. For some time, true amethyst was valued equally with the diamond It was once considered equal in value to ruby, emerald, and sapphire.
Amethyst is the birthstone for February and one of the emblems of the twelve apostles.Fine amethysts have been set in religious jewelry and royal crown jewels for ages.