Amethyst (Adjectives of color)

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Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz and owes its violet color to irradiation, impurities of iron and in some cases other transition metals, and the presence of other trace elements, which result in complex crystal lattice substitutions.

Amethyst occurs in primary hues from a light pinkish violet color to a deep purple color. Amethyst may exhibit one or both secondary hues, red and blue. High quality amethyst can be found in Siberia, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Uruguay, and the far East. The ideal grade is called 'Deep Siberian' and has a primary purple hue , blue and red. 'Rose de France' is defined by its markedly light shade of the purple, reminiscent of a lavender/lilac shade. These pale colors, were once considered undesirable but have recently become popular due to intensive marketing.
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  1. "Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz." Which is an adjective of color?

  2. "It owes its violet color to irradiation." How many colors are found in this sentence?

  3. "Amethyst occurs in primary hues from a light pinkish violet color to a deep purple color." Which is not an adjective of color?

  4. "Amethyst may exhibit one or both secondary hues, red and blue." How many colors are mentioned in this sentence?

  5. "'Rose de France' is defined by its markedly light shade of the purple, reminiscent of a lavender/lilac shade." Which is an adjective of color?

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  1. What are the shades of colors found in Amethyst?

  2. Do you think Amethysts are expensive? Why? Why not?

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