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The Carolina Tartan

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The Carolina Tartan is the official State Tartan and the design is a variation of the tartan for King Charles II, who made the land grant in 1663 which created the Carolinas.

State Gem Stone

Amethyst is the state gem stone, designated in 1969. Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz with shades varying from a light violet to deep grape color. South Carolina is one of three states where amethyst of good quality is found in the United States.