Featured image

Amethyst is a variety of diaphanous to translucent violet quartz (silicon dioxide), whose colour is due to traces of iron.
The word comes from the Greek a,privative, and methustes, intoxicated, i.e. "not intoxicated". Legend has it that Bacchus, the God of wine, one day came across the beautiful nymph Amethyst and pursued her so arduously, that, fearing that she would not be able to escape Bacchus' attentions, she called upon Diana for rescue, who transformed her into a pure, cold crystal. Bacchus, in furious frustration, poured his cup of wine onto this crystal, giving it a violet colour. Later coming to his senses, Bacchus granted it the ability to protect the wearer from intoxication. Indeed in a violet coloured cup, water appears to be the colour of wine, so that anyone drinking from such a cup seems to be drinking wine; they thereby avoid getting drunk, which is the virtue attributed to amethyst.
The main deposits are located in Brazil in the Rio Grande do Sul region, in France in the Mont Blanc massif, the Vosges and the Auvergne, as well as in India, Russia, the United States, Namibia and Laos…

  1. Tutti Frutti Purple

    Big Bang Tutti Frutti Purple

    Details Add to my selection

More news
  1. Latest Models 21.08.14

    NewsWorld

    Hublot Classic Fusion Tourbillon Porto Cervo

    aaaa
  2. Events 14.08.14

    NewsSwitzerland

    Hublot Golf Cup Crans-Montana

    aaaa
  3. Hublot TV 01.08.14

    NewsWorld

    A Summer with Hublot & Harrods

    aaaa
  4. Events 31.07.14

    NewsWorld

    Hublot “on show” at Harrods - The Brompton Road windows

    aaaa
  5. Hublot TV 30.07.14

    NewsWorld

    PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN AND HUBLOT FOR A FASHION SHOW

    aaaa
  6. Latest Models 29.07.14

    NewsWorld

    Summer elegance with the Classic Fusion White Diamonds

    aaaa
  7. Events 27.07.14

    NewsHong Kong SAR China

    Hublot hosts a fashion show with Paris Saint-Germain

    aaaa
  8. Hublot TV 23.07.14

    NewsSwitzerland

    Hublot Polo Cup Ascona

    aaaa
  9. Latest Models 21.07.14

    NewsUnited States

    LAUNCH OF NEW YORK EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION KING POWER 692 BANG

    aaaa
  10. Hublot TV 16.07.14

    NewsBrazil

    Hublot Loves Football Closing Party in Rio

    aaaa

All intellectual property rights reserved. Privacy - The 3 company principles - Responsible Jewellery Council - Personal data policy- Contact