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Gemstones by Juweler Fochtmann
Munich - The Amethyst

 

THE AMETHYST

Are you looking for a stone that can sharpen the mind and drive away low thoughts?
Then you should quickly familiarise yourself with the dream in violet! It was precisely these properties that the world-famous artist Leonardo da Vinci once attested to amethyst.

 

The violet beauty knows how to please like no other stone with its almost legendary history and many magical properties.
The amethyst was considered an effective gemstone against drunkenness.
This alleged effect is even closely linked to the etymological origin of its name.
The ancient Greek term amethystos means “counteracting intoxication” in English.

 

The colour is the most important criterion for determining the value of a special quartz variety.
The stronger shades fetch significantly higher prices on the world market.
The most valuable gemstones are those that catch the eye of the buyer in a transparent, pure, medium to dark violet that plays neither into the blue nor into the red – even though blue or red flashes of amethyst colour are also very much in demand.