Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Amethyst crystal quartz chip bracelet - Gift

This is my first amethyst based creation and I'm very proud of it. This fresh color remembers me of the spring  flowers and the general "rebirth of nature" happening in this period.
In fact, I love so much this stone that I spend some time searching for information about the healing properties and the myth behind it. Here is what i found... 
The amethyst is the official birthstone for February it is also the birth stone for the zodiac sign of Pisces. Throughout history the amethyst has been used to guard against drunkenness and is thought to be helpful in overcoming addiction. It has been used for hearing disorders, insomnia, headaches and other pain. Some sources suggest it is used to stabilize mental disorders. Worn to make the wearer gentle and amiable. Amethyst powers include: dreams, healing, peace, love, courage,  protection against thieves, and happiness. 
In the Greek mythology, Dionysus, the god of intoxication and of wine, was pursuing a maiden named Amethystos, who refused his affections. Amethystos prayed to the gods to remain chaste, a prayer which the goddess Artemis answered, transforming her into a white stone. Humbled by Amethystos's desire to remain chaste, Dionysus poured wine over the stone as an offering, dyeing the crystals purple.

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