'Amethyste' Pendant

€65,00 EUR

Amethyst photo by JJ Harrison (https://www.jjharrison.com.au/) - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7515666

A birthstone for February, amethyst is a much loved choice for jewellery in all it's forms.  Natural crystals, polished cabochons, carefully cut gemstones, even polished slices of geodes, no matter how amethyst is presented, it is always beautiful.

About Amethyst

Did you know the name amethyst is derived from the Greek Amethystos, meaning not intoxicated?  The ancient Greeks believed amethyst prevented drunkenness. This is why they often carved wine goblets out of it.

The French poet Remy Belleau (1528–1577) invented a myth in which Bacchus, the god of intoxication, was pursuing a young maiden named Amethyste, who refused his affections.  Amethyste prayed to the gods to remain chaste, a prayer which the goddess Diana answered, transforming her into a white stone. Humbled by Amethyste's desire to remain chaste, Bacchus poured wine over the stone as an offering, dyeing the crystals purple.

 

Features

  • lattice design
  • finished with 4 small silver spirals around the top
  • Pendant comes on a  sterling silver diamond cut Figaro chain
  • Stone measures 18x25mm
  • birthstone for February

Pendant Size Guide

Amethyst photo by JJ Harrison (https://www.jjharrison.com.au/) - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7515666