Amethyst gets her name from the Greek Amethystos which means “not drunken”. Myth states that Amethyst was a maiden who made the fatal error of angering the gods, and was turned to clear stone. Dionysus realized his error, and wept into his wine glass, which poured over and stained the lass a deep violet color.
Regardless of the historical accuracy of that tale, what we do know is that ancient civilizations did wear Amethyst - Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks - and at least the latter used it as a sort of sobriety stone.. making drinking ware out of it, believing its effect would ward away intoxication. Hence, it has gained a reputation throughout history of imbuing a “sobering”, calming, clarity-inducing effect on the wearer. This energy of putting things clear into perspective, as well as a sense of calmness and tranquility.. are the chief merits of this stunning gem.
It is found all over the world, and geologically it is Quartz Crystal that has been heated to a certain degree in the earth’s crust to produce that enchanting, violet color.
Amethyst is a very powerful calming stone.. it protects against negative energies, and elevates the vibrations of the wearer to a more spiritual, love-filled plane. It is an excellent stone for meditation, and known for opening up psychic abilities - due to its clearing effect on the Third Eye Chakra.
This pendant is a wonderful, statement size - measuring 2” tall by 1.25” wide. Accented with a single Super Seven Crystal bead, she hangs on solid copper 32” chain. The back of the pendant has been left open.
These pendants have gone through a copper-plating process known as electroforming. It deposits a thick layer of copper onto the pendant - which also works to enhance the inherent energetic properties of the stone itself, as copper is an excellent conductor.
Copper has been worn for its healthful benefits for millennia; copper jewelry dates back to ancient Egyptian times. The absorption of micro minerals has proven helpful in joint stiffness, pain, and inflammation. It has antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-carcinogenic and anti-inflammatory properties. Plus it's simply beautiful to wear!
I charge every crystal with healing reiki energy, and cleanse it with white sage prior to shipment. It arrives carefully packaged with a protective, hand-crafted blend of herbs and petals.