A lovely amethyst stalactite slice from Uruguay paired with an amazing 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 the popular birthstone for February. Its lavender to deep purple color is mainly due to irradiation and impurities of iron. Amethyst also forms as stalactites, which produce beautiful “rosettes” when cut into cross-sections. As a healing stone, amethyst 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 ancient Greece, where it was used to cure intoxication, clear the head, sharpen the intellect, and render its users shrewd in business matters. Amethyst is found worldwide, but its primary sources are Brazil and Uruguay.
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. This gemstone is mined mainly in Brazil, but can also be found in Angola, India, Pakistan, Kenya, central Madagascar, Malawi, Nigeria, Mozambique, Pakistan, the Ural Mountains in Russia, Tanzania, Colorado/USA, and Zambia.