This beautiful pendant was made for me by my friend Lea. Lea has been designing and making jewellery for only a short time but has some great ideas and has been featured on Jewellery Maker on television on several occassions. Knowing my favourite colour is purple/lilac she made this stunning pendant for me from Amethyst.
Crystalline quartz in shades of purple, lilac or mauve is called amethyst, a stone traditionally worn to guard against drunkeness and to instill a sober mind. The word amethyst comes from the Greek meaning "without drunkenness" and amethyst is believed to protect one from poison.
It is used also as a dream stone and to help insomnia. It is said if you put an amethyst under your pillow it will bring about pleasant dreams, or if you rub it across your forehead it offers relief from a headache. Ancient Egyptians used the amethyst to guard against guilty and fearful feelings.
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