Healing Properties: Stress, Addictions, Protection, Spirituality - "The Stone of Spirituality"
Amethyst helps to bring calmness and clarity where there is anxiety and confusion. It is used as a dream stone and to help insomnia.
The name of this beautiful gem comes from the ancient Greek work "a-methystos", meaning 'not intoxicated' - referring to the belief that the gemstone would protect the owner from drunkeness. Amethyst is the most precious gemstone within the quartz group. It ranges from deep reddish purple and mauve to a blue lilac colour. Quartz varieties are commonly separated into two groups based on the size of the individual grains or crystals; macrocrystalline quartz in which individual crystals are distinguishable with the naked eye, and cryptocrystalline quartz in which the individual crystals are too small to be easily distinguishable under the light microscope. The amethyst is a macrocrystalline quartz. It is usually found in geodes of volcanic rocks. It has a hardness score of 7 on the Mohs Scale and a specific gravity of between 2.65 and 2.66. Because of this it is very good for designers to include with their amtheyst jewellery designs as it doesn't scratch or break easily.
Silver Amethyst Earrings
Handcrafted from ten individual amethyst gemstone beads, these silver amethyst earrings are not only beautiful, but handmade from start to finish. The headpins onto which the amethysts drop, are individually created from sterling silver wire and given a high polish shine. Due to the very nature of the gems, each earring cannot possibly be the same and will be truly unique and individual. They will have similarly sized amethyst; graduation from smallest at the top to the largest at the bottom although they may be different shapes from thos pictured above.