Unique Amethyst necklace designs for everyday wear
The Amethyst is extravagance in violet. For many thousands of years, the most striking representative of the quartz family has been used in jewelry and coveted by princes both ecclesiastical and secular. Moses described Amethyst as a symbol of the Spirit of God and was fashioned into the official robes of the High Priest of the Jews, and the Russian Empress Catherine the Great sent thousands of miners into the Urals to look for Amethyst. A large number of miraculous powers are attributed to the Amethyst in all sorts of cultures. It was said to protect crops against tempests and locusts, bring good fortune in war and in the hunt, drive out evil spirits and inspire the intellect and protect the wearer from the harms of toxins . The Darker Violet or purple colored Amethyst is usually mined in Africa and referred to as African Amethyst. A lighter pinkish color is found in South America and is referred to as Brazilian Amethyst . Although both colors seem to be mined to some degree in varying locations the majority rules and the names tend to stick to the colors no matter where it may have been mined. The very light green Amethyst is actually not Amethyst but a stone called Prasiolite , which is a very close cousin to Amethyst - so the name Green Amethyst stuck. Prasiolite has an incredible winter green clarity and makes fantastically unique flashes of sunlight when worn in jewelry. Ametrine is the last of the Amethyst gem stones to become sought after. The line of Amethyst Chrystal when found together with Citrine used to be discarded as the stone would contain both gems. These days it's beauty and uniqueness makes it a hot seller , the gemstone is cut to display an equal amount of Amethyst and Citrine with a clear demarcation separating the two.We use this gorgeous gemstone to create unique Silver and faceted gemstone jewelry designs and also beautiful beaded necklaces.