Amethyst

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Amethyst Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • a transparent purple variety of quartz; used as a gemstone
  • of a moderate purple color

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  • a transparent purple variety of quartz; used as a gemstone

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Amethyst Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


An amethyst is a sometimes transparent mineral that comes from quartz. It is a type of rock. It is valued because of its violet colour. Even though it is from quartz, it has more iron oxide (Fe2O3) than any other kind of quartz. Heating the amethyst either takes away its colour or changes it to a yellow color. Amethysts are found in Brazil, Uruguay, Ontario, and North Carolina. The rock amethyst is the birthstone of the month February.

Many people believe amethysts protect one from poison, evil, and getting drunk. Also, some roman women thought gems could keep their husbands faithful to them.


Meaning of the Name 'Amethyst'


  • Meaning: Jewel
  • Origin: Greek
  • Gender: Female


Amethyst Sample Sentences in News


  • Amethyst Looks For Help After Federal And State Funding Cuts
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  • Amethyst Spa at the Stanley Hotel
    Amethyst Spa at the Stanley Hotel is Estes Park’s newest, full service spa and salon. Local owner, Leslie Glover, an Estes Park resident and entrepreneur, opened the Spa in late May. This multi-faceted, holistic spa offers body treatments, salon services, yoga classes, an art gallery and accommodates Estes Park residents, Front Range friends and Stanley Hotel gu Read more on this news related to 'Amethyst'
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    For Aussie rapper Iggy Azalea, real name Amethyst Amelia Kelly, the punches just keep on coming. Read more on this news related to 'Amethyst'

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