Amethyst

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Amethyst is a purple veriety of quartz, comprised of Silicon oxide and possibly manganese. Amethyst exposed to extreme heat turns yellow, becomming yellow quartz. The term "Amethyst" comes from a greek phrase meaning, "Not intoxicated," a reference to the belief that the stone could prevent intoxication.[1] Originally, Amethyst was considered one of the cardinal gemstones along with diamond, sapphire, ruby, and emerald, however, the discovery of large deposits of amethyst has greatly lowered its value.

The world of Elanthia attaches the amethyst to the Arkati, Cholen, who reigns over wine and merrymaking. It is still regarded as a ward against drunkeness as a result. The amethyst is a signature jewel of the Elven house of Loenthra.

List of Amethysts

Rarity: Uncommon
Average value: 200-300
Location: Any

a deep purple amethyst

Description:   Several dark, deep purple prismatic spears radiate outward from a central point to form this crown-like collection of amethyst crystals. Each spear shows the deepest color in its interior, fading gradually to clear crystal on the outside.


Rarity:
Average value:
Location: Sanctum of Scales

a shadow amethyst

Description:   The small gem is so deep a violet that it appears black toward its core. Little impurities in the jewel tangle it with veins of bloody red and sickly blue.


Rarity: Rare
Average value: 3000 - 7500
Location: The Rift

a brilliant wyrm's-tooth amethyst

Description:   Shades of lilac, violet, and indigo flow seamlessly together within the sleekly sharpened amethyst. Jagged edges taper to a point, each laced with flecks of ebony trapped within the precious purple gemstone. A pale lavender light coruscates across the lustrous surface like bolts of lightning in the midst of a summer storm.


Rarity:
Average value: 500 - 1000
Location: Settlement of Reim

a smoky amethyst

Description:   Like the coming of night, dark smoky hues wash over the twilight purple landscape of this faceted stone. Tiny, clear crystals suspended in the quartz glitter like stars.


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