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Sunday 11 December, 2016
 

Amethyst 9ct white gold RawRocks pendant necklace

Amethyst 9ct white gold RawRocks pendant necklace
  • Model: RR QSNNB18
  • Shipping Weight: 0.05kg
  • Collection: Goldwrap
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RawRocks

A 6-8 carat chunk of raw Amethyst wrapped in 9ct solid white gold wire.

comes with an 18" solid 9ct white gold chain
As with all our jewellery - comes in a gift box and is wrapped in organza and ribbon.

Will be made to order and sent to Edinburgh assay office for hall marking, so please allow min. 21 days for delivery.

Gift boxed with free P&P

Birthstone for February

Crown Chakra colour

History

Purple has long been considered a royal color so it is not surprising that amethyst has been so much in demand during history. Fine amethysts are featured in the British Crown Jewels and were also a favorite of Catherine the Great and Egyptian royalty. Leonardo Da Vinci wrote that amethyst was able to dissipate evil thoughts and quicken the intelligence. In Tibet, amethyst is considered to be sacred to Buddha and used for rosaries.

The Greek work "amethystos" translates as "not drunken." Amethyst was considered to be a strong antidote against drunkenness, which is why wine goblets were often carved from it! The gemstone still symbolizes sobriety.

The legend of the origin of amethyst comes from Greek myths. Dionysius, the god of intoxication, was angered by an insult from a mere mortal and swore revenge on the next mortal that crossed his path, creating fierce tigers to carry out his wish. Along came unsuspecting Amethyst, a beautiful young maiden on her way to pay tribute to the goddess Diana. Diana turned Amethyst into a stature of pure crystalline quartz to protect her from the brutal claws. Dionysus wept tears of wine in remorse for his action at the sight of the beautiful statue. The god's tears stained the quartz purple, creating the gem we know today.

£180.00

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