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Can Amethyst go in the Water? (And in Salt Water?)

Amethyst is a variety of quartz (SiO2), and it is the most popular purple gem in the world. Its name comes from the Koine Greek term amethystos, meaning “not intoxicated”—a reference to the belief that the stone protects its owners from feeling drunk. Amethyst is widely used in jewelry. But have you ever wondered if …

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