Astro West Fine Minerals
Vibrant Amethyst Cushion Earring
Gorgeously hued, this deeply purple amethyst displays an unmatched, effulgent luster. Featuring 3.6 carats of cushion-cut amethyst set on stylish sterling silver.
Astrological Sign: Aquarius, Pisces
Meaning: Peace, stability, protection, and healing.
Healing properties of Amethyst: Amethyst is a gemstone often worn by healers, as it has the power to focus energy. A healer will usually wear several necklaces with amethysts set in silver. Amethyst is used for problems in the blood and with breathing. Amethyst crystal clusters are used to keep the air and life force in the home pure and positive. These stones are very beneficial in healing negativity in the home. Focusing on amethyst in meditation will increase positive spiritual feelings and help overcome fears and cravings. This crystal also helps relieve headaches.
Sources of Amethyst: Brazil, Uruguay (in Artigas), Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico, Namibia, Zambia, Madagascar, Russia (Siberia), and the United States (Arizona, North Carolina, and Georgia).
Interesting Facts: The word amethyst comes from the Greek meaning "without drunkenness" and amethyst is believed to protect one from poison. This stone comes in shades of purple, lilac, or mauve and is traditionally worn to guard against drunkenness and to instill a sober mind.
Beneficial properties of Sterling Silver: Silver is said to be amplify the effects of other stones, thus making it a necessary compliment to any gemstone jewelry. Silver is also said to enhance mental health as well as to strengthen certain physiological processes such as vitamin assimilation.