Cursed amethyst

Cursed amethyst

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Credit: NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Cursed amethyst. When this amethyst was received by the museum in 1943 a note inside the box read 'this stone is trebly accursed and is stained with the blood, and the dishonour of everyone who has ever owned it'. Natural History Museum, London, UK.

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