This simple amethyst amulet features a deep grape-purple amethyst cabochon in a simple pendant setting. Hand forged in Argentium, a premier tarnish-resistant form of sterling silver, the pendant measures about 1.75" long and hangs on an 18" sterling silver rolo chain with a lobster clasp.
Amethyst is the traditional birthstone for the month of February, as well as for the astrological sign of Aquarius. It is also the gemstone associated with the 6th wedding anniversary. The name Amethyst comes from the ancient Greek and means "not intoxicated," as the stone was believed to prevent drunkenness. Amethyst also honors Artemis, the Greek Goddess of the Hunt and Diana, the Roman Goddess of the Moon, and Protector of Animals. It is a stone of spirituality and contentment, known for its metaphysical abilities to still the mind and enhance the intuition. Amethyst initiates wisdom and greater understanding, and is considered a stone of compassion and empathy.