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Amethyst

Amethyst is a beautiful gem that belongs to the quartz family of gemstones. The Amethyst is a soothing gemstone that comes in a nice variety of purple tones that range from a very light and beautiful transparent form, which is the purest form of Amethyst, to the deepest royal purple gemstone. Amethyst is widely available and very affordable while searching for any type of antique jewelry and fine jewelry, as well as fashion jewelry, costume jewelry or bead jewelry.


Ancient Greeks and Romans record the gemstone Amethyst as enjoying the place of being steeply included among other gemstones, in a rich historical background. The ancient Greeks believed that the gemstone Amethyst held the ability to keep one from becoming drunk and they made their drinking vessels from precious gemstone Amethyst. The ancient women of Rome also held Amethyst gems in high respect of keeping their spouses faithful to their marriage vows. Perhaps their bridal jewelry included the Amethyst, as well as other precious gems.


The historical background of this beautiful gem also includes use by the Egyptians, the Amethyst gem for their own handcrafted jewelry and body jewelry. Some ancients believed that soldiers should carry the Amethyst gem, as it was in those times considered a charm against death for those in battle. In addition, many a piece of beaded jewelry of Amethyst has also been reported to be found in the graves of England.



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Amethyst is a beautiful gemstone symbolic of sincerity and peace, and has long been herald in Biblical times as adorning the Breastplate of Aaron. According to Exodus, the gemstone Amethyst was placed on the third row of Aaron’s Breastplate. Amethyst also mentioned in the book of Revelations, as it represents and reminds us of the apostle Matthew. The Hebrew name for Amethyst is Ahlamah, which literally means Amethyst. Any form of the Amethyst gemstone setting in Christian jewelry will make a pleasing addition to anyone’s designer jewelry collection.


Amethyst has long been herald for its ability to help in relieving stress, it is a calming gemstone, and Amethyst is the birthstone for people born in February. February born people are among those known for their many changing emotional moods, and deep feelings, the Amethyst has the effect of being able to lend the qualities of serenity and tranquility to those who wear jewelry made of Amethyst.


Amethyst is considered a lucky gemstone by many wearers of jewelry, as well as a gem that attracts love; it is a healing gemstone that helps with many forms addiction. The gemstone Amethyst is also known for its ability to bring about one’s spiritual awareness, and in allowing the jewelry wearer to see the future in their dreams.


Amethyst is also a wonderful aid in meditation, and opening the third eye. This gemstone helps to dissipate the feelings of being on edge. Therefore, if you are in search of a piece of antique jewelry, custom jewelry, or bead jewelry, considering the amazing gemstone Amethyst may be just the jewlery you are looking for.




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