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Because of the purple color being associated with royalty, the color of amethyst has always been considered the natural option for almost all the monarchs in the ancient time. Some of the monarchs who have shown a keen preference for this include the Egyptian rulers, British Kings and several other royalties. The main thing about amethyst being used was to make sure that the rulers were always sober and the mystical properties of the stone helped them maintain this. Moreover, many historians say that Leonardo Da Vinci had found that he was able to protect his mind from a lot of evil thoughts and also enhance his intellect with the help of amethyst.
History of Amethyst

History of Amethyst

A lot of information available to us now suggests that the purple colored quartz was quite popular in several ancient civilizations.For example, hunters used to credit this stone as they felt they were protected against poisons and even during battle. pansies_amethyst_crystalMoreover, the origin of the stone is also a Greek legend which comes from Dionysus ??? the intoxication Greek god. During the time of middle Ages, this gem became quite popular amongst the clergy in Catholics because the stone???s anti intoxication properties helped them maintain celibacy. Moreover, bishops also used to go for this gem in their rings. Apart from that, it also has an astrological history stemming from the fact that it is considered the birthstone for February and Pisces. Aside from that, some people also connect it to the star signs Sagittarius, Capricorn, Virgo, Aquarius and Aries.

 

The purple and deep violet colored varieties are the most popular and are used extensively for birth stones and astrological purposes. Moreover, it is also associated because of its faithfulness, temperance, chastity and pure love with Saint Valentine. Amethyst from mineIn the contemporary history, amethyst is popularly seen in the mines of Australia, Russia, South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, Uruguay, Bolivia, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Canada and the United States. The amethyst found in the South American regions is quite larger in size than the African version but the African version does have a deeper color. The Australian stones are very small but also have a very dark variation. The Russian ones have a dark color but they are also very clear.