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And the most popular gemstone is...

At my booth I get to meet people from all over the world. Really! Napa Valley is a destination and a lot of folks like to visit farmers’ markets when they go to a new town. I’ve never actually done a poll, but I do get many telling me that Amethyst is their favorite gemstone. And it’s no wonder!

Amethyst comes from all over the world. There are Amethyst mines in the U.S., Britain, India, Mexico, Brazil, Canada and Uruguay where the darkest Amethyst comes from. I have been lucky to see the giant Amethyst crystal formations that are brought (and sold!) to the Tucson Gem Show. This picture is from 2018. There were actually 3 of these and they all sold. I have no idea how they were shipped to their new homes.

It’s gorgeous purple color comes in pointed crystal forms, geodes, cluster and single points. You sometimes see Amethyst combined with Topaz and Citrine, which is called Ametrine.

In ancient Greece Amethyst was thought to ward off drunkenness. Its name is derived from the word ametusthos which means “not intoxicated”. Goblets were carved out of Amethyst because it was believed that drinking from them kept you sober.

Amethyst is a powerful and protective stone, guarding against psychic attacks and sending the energy back as love. That sounds kind of woo woo, but don’t we all need a little psychic guarding about now?

It facilitates the decision-making process, calms the mind and helps bring in common sense. It can also help you set realistic goals!

There are many other properties of this beautiful purple stone. You will probably find your own as you wear it on a regular basis.

Don't forget to check out the Amethyst Druzy earrings I have back in stock too!

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