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It is recognized as the official birthstone for the month of February. Amethyst belongs to the microcrystalline branch of quartz and owes its violet/purple color to iron and aluminium impurities. Without such colouring agents, amethyst would simply be transparent, ordinary colourless quartz. Like other varieties of microcrystalline quartz, amethyst has transparent to translucent clarity and a vitreous luster. Cryptocrystalline varieties of quartz almost always occur with translucent to opaque clarity.
Blue topaz is the state gemstone of the US state of Texas. Naturally occurring blue topaz is quite rare. Typically, colorless, gray or pale yellow and blue material is heat treated and irradiated to produce a more desired darker blue.