1 Strand Amethyst Faceted Oval Beads; with natural flaws and inclusions these beads measure approx. 18x15x7.5mm (some larger some smaller) the strand measures approx. 15.5 inches/ 39.5cm and there are approx.22 beads to a strand (some more some less).Amethyst ranges from lavender, lilac to mauve and purple in colour, it is the most valuable of the quartz group. The Romans believed induced a sober mind, the name is derived from the Greek amethystos, which means 'against drunkenness'. It is believed to bring stability, peace and strength and is also believed to aid sleeplessness. Amethyst is the birthstone for February, symbolising Sincerity. Like many of our semi precious stones, our amethyst may have natural inclusions and variable colours, swirls of white or grey and ranging from light lilac to dark purple; this is often an indicator of the quality of the stone - the clearer the stone, the darker the colour, the more valuable, and as with most things, a wide variety is available; Amethyst is rarely dyed, but can sometimes be heat treated, an accepted and ancient practice in lapidary and one that ensures the stone is available in the quantities demanded; this does not affect the quality of the stone.
AM-56, 1 Strand Amethyst Faceted Oval Beads
- Product Code: AM-56
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