A is for Amethyst.............
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I love collecting rock crystals in their natural, raw state.
This is a beautiful piece of purple Amethyst that is used to make jewelry such as rings, necklaces, and earrings.
It is a violet form of a quartz crystal, and it is considered a semi-precious stone when cut and polished in a piece of jewelry.
It is the birthstone for the month of February.
This piece is in it's raw state which means it hasn't been removed from the rock that it was formed in many millions of years ago.
It doesn't show in the photo, but the rock is still on the bottom of this piece.
The purple color is most beautiful when the sun is shining through it.
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