|William's Amethyst cluster from our |
1st Rock and Gemstone show
Its name comes from Ancient Greek words a- (not) and methustos (intoxicated): meaning, literary, a protector against drunkenness :) Ancient Greeks and Romans would make mugs from amethyst, believing that if you drink from them, you will not get drunk.
Also in the ancient times - people believe amethyst would protect them, if they showed bravery. That made amethyst a very popular stone between army men... in modern days the belligerent aspect faded away, and the stone became a protector for spirit, energy.
|Mysticism: amethyst, quartz, Czech crystal, sterling silver|
The Breastplate of Aaron, the Jewish High Priest contained 12 stones, one for each tribe (these 12 stones are the basis of today's 12 birthstones). On the 3rd row, the 1st Spiritual row - there is an Amethyst, a symbol of dream and wisdom.
A beautiful and powerful stone - and easy to work with too!
|Spring (cuff): amethyst, rose quartz, clear quartz, glass beads, silver|
I must admit I own exactly one piece of purple clothing, however lots of my jewelry pieces are using amethyst :) I am drawn to it, as I am drawn to the colour purple.
What's your favourite gemstone or crystal?