Inside History's Most Amazing Amethyst Mine
Though amethyst has been prized since the ancient days, its popularity soared during the Victorian era and into the early 20th century.
It's been found in the tombs of Egypt, encrusted onto Greek chalices to (supposedly) ward off drunkenness, and in the jewelry boxes of royalty...
But it wasn't until the discovery of the world's largest amethyst mine in Brazil in the late 1800s that the gem became readily available to jewelry collectors.
Amethyst is just one of the many precious varieties of quartz related to the stunning seafoam-colored prasiolite and warm honey-hued citrine (which, together with amethyst, can form the hybrid two-tone stone known as ametrine).
From the finest antique amethysts perfect for February birthdays or anyone who could use an extra pop of color to precious gems of all kind, you can view our entire hand-picked collection when you stop by our Downtown Franklin location or browse virtually on our website!
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Julie and the Walton's Team