An amethyst stalactite slice from Uruguay paired with an aquamarine crystal from Pakistan. Set in sterling silver silver, this one of a kind beauty is from our very own Geoclassics jewelry line!
Dimensions: (2.6″ long-with bail) x (1.15″ wide) x (.46″ thick)
Weight: .49 ounces/14 grams
AMETHYST – These purple quartz crystals are most often seen in the form of cut gemstones, as amethyst is February’s birthstone. Its lavender to deep purple color is due to the presence of iron. As a healing stone it is known as the “gem of transformation”, a powerful energizer which can be used to bring about physical, emotional and spiritual change. Its history dates back to the ancient Greeks who used it not only to cure intoxication, but also to clear the head, sharpen the intellect, and render its users shrewd in business matters.
AQUAMARINE is the blue or blue-green variety of beryl, (beryl aluminum silicate), with a hardness of 7.5 to 8. History records its first use in Greece between 300 and 500BC. Its name is derived from Latin, meaning “water of the sea.” In ancient lore, aquamarine was believed to be treasured by mermaids, and was used as a talisman to bring good luck, fearlessness, and protection to sailors. Aquamarine is thought to be good for calming and cooling, everything from hot flashes to anger. The birthstone for the month of March, it is also valued as a stone of eternal youth and happiness. Aquamarine is mined in Brazil and India.