Wednesday, July 23, 2008

ABC Wednesday - A is for Amethyst



A is for Amethyst.............



a macro shot of purple amethyst crystals


Welcome to the third round of ABC Wednesday. If you would like to join in please visit this site for the details.

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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22 comments:

  1. Looks like it's a big one. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Amethyst is my birth stone. I love the color of Amethyst. The first piece of pendant that I gave to a girl was with Amethyst too :)

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  3. Great macro! ABC Wednesday changed its rules and sadly, my "application" to be part of the group hasn't been accepted yet.

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  4. I could say something corny, like "That's a gem of a shot," but I won't -- because it's too pretty for a corny joke. Seriously, I'm wondering how big that beautiful crystal is??

    Bobbie

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  5. What a beautiful clarity you have within the picture. I love amethyst, it is used in AA for those who are in recovery also, my father wears one now that he is almost 16 months sober.

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  6. I love Amethyst and it is my birthtone.

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  7. I've enjoyed looking through your blog ... you're work is wonderful! I'm going to bookmark for later viewing at leisure.

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  8. Wow that is beautiful, I collect crystals too and amethist is one of my favs :o)

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  9. Beautiful photo and nice post :-)

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  10. VERY BEAUTIFUL...I can only IMAGINE the beauty when the sun hits it!!! show us more!!!

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  11. HI Kriz - it's about 6 inches in size - so kind of medium sized - I have seen some really big that take two hands to hold!

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  12. BK- amethyst makes a beautiful gift!

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  13. Jenn- hopefully everything will be all set for next week for you to join us!

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  14. Hi Bobbie - it's not too big, about six inches long.

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  15. Hi Sassy Mama Bear - I have read about amethyst being used to help not drink - I believe it dates back to the ancient Greeks who also used it for that reason.

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  16. Thanks for taking the time to stop by, Hilary - you are welcome anytime!

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  17. Thanks, Posh - it's one of my favs too!

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  18. Thanks, Amy - I will work on getting some more shots of it.

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  19. Hey Kathy, this is off topic, but cool. John at master Network's MLM & Internet Marketing Blog recognized me with a Top Dropper Award for my EntreCard drops on his site. He is now creating a list of EntreCard's all time top droppers, and everyone he recognizes is invited to submit their top droppers to the list. You are currently tied as my #1 dropper with 31 drops in 30 days, so I've submitted your blog to John's site for some link love. The link should be appearing soon at : http://becomeamlmrockstar.com/drop_award/ .

    Thanks for being such a regular dropper on MTMD. I really appreciate it.

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  20. Its really interesting to know about Amethyst,but my birth stone is ruby and I would also like to know about it.

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  21. Wow Kathy this purple is beautiful. Anna :)

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