Amethyst is the birthstone for February.
Other precious stones, including the sapphire, emerald, oriental emerald, ruby, opal, amethyst, garnet, chrysolite, topaz, cairngorm, onyx, zircon, etc., have been found in the gold and tin bearing drifts and river gravels in numerous localities throughout the states.
Felipa pulled the hair up and used combs with amethyst jewels on them, giving the impression of long hair.
He's always talking about her amethyst eyes.
"Oh!" she exclaimed, her amethyst eyes unusually large.
That amethyst gaze openly displayed every emotion.
He says blond hair and amethyst eyes are a killer combination.
AMETHYST, a violet or purple variety of quartz used as an ornamental stone.
It was held that wine drunk out of a cup of amethyst would not intoxicate.
The colour of amethyst is usually attributed to the presence of manganese, but as it is capable of being much altered and even discharged by heat it has been referred by some authorities to an organic source.
On exposure to heat, amethyst generally becomes yellow, and much of the cairngorm or yellow quartz of jewellery is said to be merely "burnt amethyst."
In consequence of this composite formation, amethyst is apt to break with a rippled fracture, or to show "thumb markings," and the intersection of two sets of curved ripples may produce on the fractured surface a pattern something like that of "engine turning."
The amethyst was used as a gem-stone by the ancient Egyptians, and was largely employed in antiquity for intaglios.
Beads of amethyst are found in Anglo-Saxon graves in England.
Amethyst is a very widely distributed mineral, but fine clear specimens fit for cutting as ornamental stones are confined to comparatively few localities.
Many of the hollow agates of Brazil and Uruguay contain a crop of amethyst-crystals in the interior.
Much fine amethyst comes from Russia, especially from near Mursinka in the Ekaterinburg district, where it occurs in drusy cavities in granitic rocks.
Many localities in India yield amethyst; and it is found also in Ceylon, chiefly as pebbles.
Purple corundum, or sapphire of amethystine tint, is called Oriental amethyst, but this expression is often applied by jewellers to fine examples of the ordinary amethystine quartz, even when not derived from Eastern sources.
Other valuable stones, the topaz, chrysolite, aquamarine amethyst and tourmaline are found.
The vessels contained a dark dust, apparently disintegrated ashes, small pieces of bone, and a number of small pieces of jewelry in gold, silver, white and red cornelian, amethyst, topaz, garnet, coral and crystal.
Other precious stones found are chalcedony, garnet, jacinth, amethyst, carnelian, agate, rock-crystals, &c. Amber is found at Magura in Zsepes, while fine marble quarries are found in the counties of Esztergom, Komarom, Veszprem and Szepes.
A peculiar rippled or "thumb-marked" fracture is sometimes to be seen, especially in amethyst, and is due to repeated intergrowths of rightand left-handed material.
Further, these varieties may be of almost any colour, whereas transparent crystals have only a limited range of colour, being either colourless (rock-crystal), violet (amethyst), brown (smoky quartz) or yellow (citrine).
Many semi-precious and precious stones are found in Utah, including garnet (long sold to tourists by the Navaho Indians), amethyst, jasper, topaz, tourmaline, opal, variscite (or " Utahlite "), malachite, diopside and Smithsonite.
Manganese salts can be detected by the amethyst colour they impart to a borax-bead when heated in the Bunsen flame, and by the green mass formed when they are fused with a mixture of sodium carbonate and potassium nitrate.
Amethyst occurs at many localities in the United States, but rarely fine enough for use in jewellery.