A amethyst crystal point (35mm x 10mm) is wire-wrapped with copper jewelry wire to form a cage. It is connected to a copper chain necklace that has six 4mm amethyst round bead links consisting of three beads each. The necklace is 20" in overall length.
Amethyst is the birthstone for month of February.on the Modern, Traditional, Spanish, Jewish and Ayurvedic Birthstone Charts. It is also on the Zodiacal Birthstone Chart for Pisces from February 19 - March 20.
Amethyst was used as a gemstone by the ancient Egyptians and was largely employed in antiquity for intaglio engraved gems.
Roman intaglio engraved gem of Caracalla in amethyst, once in the Treasury of Sainte-Chapelle.
The Greeks believed amethyst gems could prevent intoxication, while medieval European soldiers wore amethyst amulets as protection in battle in the belief that amethysts heal people and keep them cool-headed.
Beads of amethyst were found in Anglo-Saxon graves in England. Western Christian bishops wear an episcopal ring often set with an amethyst, an allusion to the description of the Apostles as “not drunk” at Pentecost.
**Please note that all metaphysical or healing properties listed are collected from various sources. This information is offered as a service and not meant to treat medical conditions. Palace Gallery does not guarantee the validity of any of these statements.
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