Sunday’s Gem — Amethyst

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. ~Albert Einstein

The word Amethyst comes from old Greek words for “not” and “intoxicated.”

Amethyst beads, 6 mm round

Amethyst beads, 6 mm round

This purple, lilac, or mauve quartz, you see, was supposed to guard against drunkenness and instill a sober mind. Ancient Greeks and Romans studded their goblets with Amethyst for just that reason.

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