This beautiful Balinese crafted Lilac colored water clear Amethyst Pendant in Sterling Silver offers tremendous protection & connection to the Higher Self. It is set into a deep set handcrafted silver setting which allows the stone to breathe, and hangs on its strong sterling silver rope chain right on the thymus between the throat and the heart chakras, offering protection to the whole body resonating through the compassionate heart.
It is very difficult to find water clear amethyst crystals -- amethyst is usually highly included. This piece has tremendous clarity visible through its intricate facets. The wide silver bale for the chain adds great beauty to the balance of this pendant.
Amethyst is the gemstone variety of quartz, produced by the presence of manganese in clear quartz crystal. Increments of iron within the crystal as it formed vary the color of the amethyst, which ranges from pale lilac to deep purple. Amethyst has been popular with royalty, sages, mystics and magicians for centuries.
“Fine amethysts are featured in the British Crown Jewels and were also a favorite of Catherine the Great and Egyptian royalty,” according to the International Colored Gemstone Association.
“Leonardo Da Vinci wrote that amethyst was able to dissipate evil thoughts and quicken the intelligence,” according to the ICGA website.
“Because amethyst was thought to encourage celibacy and symbolize piety, amethyst was very important in the ornamentation of Catholic and other churches in the Middle Ages. It was, in particular, considered to be the stone of bishops and they still often wear amethyst rings,” continues the ICGA. “In Tibet, amethyst is considered to be sacred to Buddha and rosaries are often fashioned from it.”
Amethyst activates the crown chakra, which is associated with the colors white, gold and violet in the New Age tradition, and enhances spirituality, raising the vibrational level of the holder. Amethyst is believed to cleanse the astral, etheric and physical bodies and produce a peaceful, tranquil state of mind.
In the West, amethyst is classically the stone of sobriety, purity and chastity and would be an excellent stone for those with tendencies toward addictive behavior, or for those spiritual seekers intent upon transformation through the progressive purification of mind, body and aura.
Amethyst is also a stone of protection, associated with the color violet, and the cleansing energy known as the "violet flame", which works by elevating the energy field of the bearer and transmuting negative energy within the aura.
These properties of amethyst make it an ideal stone for meditation, healing, and as a companion for all those on the spiritual path, regardless of their lineage, religion or tradition.
We often recommend that our Reiki and past life therapy clients wear crystals or gemstones for protection, to assist in working on all of one's bodies: physical, mental and emotional.
This crystal has been cleaned with Universal Life Force Energy, and given an energy attunement using Reiki, a Japanese technique of energy healing, so it will continue to receive and transmit Universal Life Force Energy direct from the Source of Creation. It has also cleaned and charged with the natural energy of sunlight. It is ready for you to program according to your own needs and desires. Use this powerful crystal with loving wisdom and respect its journey in the Earth for many long historical cycles which has developed its unique metaphysical properties and beautiful appearance..
Check out the article Using Quartz Crystals in Digital Technology, Healing and Meditationfor an overview of the metaphysical and mineralogical properties of quartz, and a step-by-step guide explaining how to cleanse, charge, and program quartz crystals for healing, meditation and other spiritual purposes, and you can read about Marcel Vogel and his method of crystal healing in that article.
Note: Weight above is shipping weight. Actual weight of this pendant is 1.05 oz.