Amethyst is an ancient beauty and it’s healing powers date back to the Neolithic people in Europe who used it as a decorative emblem around 25,000 B.C., Ancient Greeks and Romans who also used amethyst in several ways from beads in jewelry to amulets.
This necklace features a piece of raw amethyst, meaning the stone has never been polished but remains in the same form as it did when it came out of the earth. It sits in the midst of a nest of green macramé knots. The macramé pressure bezel is knotted with a dark green cord and three different shades of turquoise cording swirl around the left side of the amethyst. This pendant hangs independently on a fully adjustable 8 stranded turquoise green handmade braid. Max length is 14”
Amethyst crystal is one of several varieties of quartz, which gives it a crystal trigonal system. It is found in as many places as Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico, Africa, Canada, Russia, USA and Europe. This particular piece comes from the borders of Argentina and Brazil.
Amethyst healing properties are plentiful. It is thought of mostly as a protective stone. As it is linked to the crown chakra, it is helpful in purifying the mind and clearing it of negative thoughts, stress and anxiety. Many meditate with amethyst so as to rid themselves of that darkness. Amethyst is especially useful in regards to work-related stress, because the stone is also associated with abundance; therefore relieving stress while emanating prosperity. The amethyst properties which facilitate intuition and communication can also be applied to increased work effectiveness.