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AMETHYST

amethyst
Collier ethnique en argent rigide satiné mat et granité brillant. Importante fleur de corail blanc entourée de cabochons d'améthystes mobiles et fixes, de perles de rivières rose et mauves, picots de corail rouge.

Ethnic necklace made of an important white coral flower surrounded by cabochons of mobile and fixed amethysts, pink river pearls and red coral spikes.

Ethnic necklace made of an important white coral flower surrounded by cabochons of mobile and fixed amethysts, pink river pearls and red coral spikes.

The amethyst is a purple variety of quartz and owes its violet color to irradiation, iron impurities and the presence of trace elements. The gemstone can ranger form a light pinkish violet to a deep purple. The amethyst can be found in every corner of the earth.

Amethyst is the traditional birthstone for February.
The 48th wedding anniversary is traditionally related to the amethyst.

 

THE HISTORY

Over the history, amethyst was held with great regards. 

The name comes from the Ancient Greek « ἀ méthystos » « not intoxicated »  a reference to the belief that the stone protected its owner from drunkenness The Ancient Greek wore amethyst and made drinking vessels decorated with it in the belief that it would prevent intoxication.

During the Middle Ages, it was considered a symbol of royalty and used to decorate english regalia and members of the clergy. It was known as ‘the bishop’s stone’.

The amethyst was held for many years to be one of the most precious gemstones as the diamond and the ruby, it wasn’t until the discovery of more abundant supplies of amethyst that it became a gemstone enjoyed by more than just the wealthiest buyers.

 

PROPERTIES : SERENITY & WISDOM

Amethyst is a natural tranquilizer, it relieves stress and balances the mood. The amethyst has long been used to open the spiritual and psychic centers, it has the power to focus energy and it encourages serenity and spiritual wisdom.

"Parrot" brooch made of amethysts, citrines, diamonds and 18k yellow gold.