Chevron Amethyst Pendant
Amethyst is a powerful and protective stone. It guards against psychic attack, transmuting the energy into love and protecting the wearer from all types of harm, including geopathic or electromagnetic stress and ill wishes from others.
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Amethyst derives its name from the Greek word ametusthos which means ‘not intoxicated’. For centuries, Amethyst has been thought to be useful in the prevention of drunkenness and overindulgence, which is why ancient Greeks wore amethyst and carved out drinking vessels from it.
In the period of Renaissance amethyst was widely engraved with animal symbols serving the meaning of protection and security. It has also stood for humility and modesty despite the fact that the most powerful monarchs have used amethyst crystals as a symbol of royalty.
Rome: The Romans also believed they would be protected from drunkenness if they consumed wine in a cup festooned with amethysts. The elegant drinking vessels represented the mystical power of the amethyst.
Britain: Power, wealth, and royalty were often associated with the color purple. In fact, the British adorned the crowns of royal family members with radiant amethyst jewelry.
Russia: The Russians also decorated the jewelry and crowns of their royalty with a plenty of amethyst jewelry. Catherine the Great adored the purple stone and required the stone be used in all of her personal articles.
Egypt: The Egyptians made amethyst jewelry and amulets based on gemstone materials and meanings. Researchers discovered amulets were worn for both superstition and protection in the afterlife.
Catholicism: Bishops wore amethyst jewelry to protect them from the unholy effects of being drunk. The holy men often wore rings made of amethyst to protect them on a daily basis.
Christianity: The spiritual connotation of the semi-precious stone is often compared with Christ. The deep purple color is believed to symbolize Christ's agony in the crucifixion.
Judaism: the Hebrew word for amethyst, "ahlamah", translates to "dream stone". Jews believed the gem caused powerful dreams. Amethyst also symbolized one of the 12 Tribes of Israel and adorned the breastplate of the high priest, Aaron.
Buddhism: Tibetan Buddhists often linked the spiritual quality of amethysts with Buddha. Amethyst beads are used in meditation practices.
Since the relatively recent discovery of major deposits in South America amethyst has lost most of its precious value but still is considered the most popular gem for its uses and metaphysical properties.